Ghost Towns You Can Own: 5 For Sale Right Now, and 5 That Already Sold

The median price for a home in this country is $279,500, according to Zillow. But you can spend less right now and live in your own town — all by yourself.

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Spring Canyon in Utah is on sale right now for $225,000. For that price, you get more than 150 acres of empty land and buildings. Back in 2013, an abandoned gold mining town called Swansea in California sold for a mere $70,000.

So if you’re a history buff or a paranormal fan — many of these deserted towns are alleged to be haunted — check out these listings. Some are currently for sale. Others were bought recently and might come back on the market soon, but they give you some idea of the going rate to be mayor of Youville…

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Originally published at on August 20, 2018.

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