Town for sale
Usually reserved for buying and selling used cars or furniture for apartments, something a little more substantial recently popped up on Craigslist.
Namely, Seneca, Calif.
The property owner is selling the entire town of Seneca on the virtual platform for $225,000. The sale includes about 10 acres of wilderness with three dilapidated cabins and a run-down bar called the Gin Mill.
Billed as having the potential for becoming a unique getaway, or “perhaps the most remote restaurant in Northern California,” Seneca was a boom-town during the Gold Rush, but has since fallen into disrepair, according to the ad.
Once home to over 1,000 people, the ghost town is ready for a rebirth – but whoever purchases the property will be in for a challenge. “There are no utilities and there was no business activity at the bar this past season,” the ad reads. “There are no outside utilities. A generator is required to provide power.”
Additionally, the seller warns the property is remote. Like, really remote. Like, fall into a 1,000-foot ravine if you make a slight mistake on the torturous road to get there, remote. So don’t plan on opening up a mountain resort or anything.
But it’s not all bad news with Seneca. According to the ad, the sale includes the lumber and mineral rights to the property, as well as a county-certified liquor license, should the new owners want to re-open the watering hole.
Don’t have the $225,000 to spare? That’s OK, the seller “will consider offers.” Maybe you have a bridge you’re looking to trade?