Would You Dare To Buy Your Very Own Ghost Town? We Found 5 Legit Ones for Sale – Realtor.com News

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Ghost towns are inherently spooky. Full of memories, people, and buildings that have faded into dust, these forgotten places have been left to the elements.
Stories about what happened in these places have been passed down through the decades, but much of their allure is in the eerie questions that will never be answered.
For buyers in search of properties with a spectral element, we’ve found five fascinating Old West properties that have a history of haunting—or are at least historically spirited.
Some are creepy, most are cute, but all are sure to spark your supernatural interest. And most of the prices aren’t even remotely scary. Take a look, if you dare.
Price: $925,000
Abandoned mining town: This property not far from Telluride was once “considered to be one of the most famous Colorado ghost towns,” the listing states.
Founded in 1881, the 305-acre spread includes 31 mining claims and several historic mining buildings. None is in great shape, but what would you expect of these buildings left behind?
Though the relics are interesting, the property value is tied to the land. The surrounding mountains, valleys, and natural water sources are breathtakingly beautiful. Suggested uses for the property include building a family retreat, hunting lodge, summer camp, or backcountry ski outpost.

Price: $99,000
Ghost town adjacent: This 62-acre parcel in a remote part of California is part of an old mining area close to the Cerro Gordo ghost town.
Humans could certainly enjoy a getaway in this forbidding area that takes a four-wheel drive to access. It’s perfect for a buyer looking to go off the grid, and the nearest neighbors are miles away.
The structures on the property aren’t exactly usable, but they are picturesque. The land is permitted for mineral production and processing and all that they entail, so the addition of new structures isn’t out of the question.
Price: $1,100,000
A ghostly museum: This place is move-in ready—even for the living! The Arizona Ghost Town Museum has been meticulously restored. Along with priceless antiques and displays, it features a single bedroom and 2.5 baths. There’s even a kitchen filled with old-timey appliances.
This parcel sits in the tiny desert town of Pearce, gateway to the famed Cochise Stronghold in the sacred Dragoon Mountains.
The museum used to be the site of the Old Pearce Mercantile and displays authentic products bought and sold in the days of yore.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s a perfect opportunity if you’re into antiques and solitude.
Price: $1,600,000
Tourist town: This prominent portion of the Silverton mining and ghost town sits just one block from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot. It’s been a popular tourist destination for decades.
The offering includes Silverton’s entire Old Town Square, which has been family-owned and -operated for more than 40 years. It features a photography studio, art gallery, gift emporium, pottery shop, and, perhaps best of all, Swanee’s Old Mine Sluice, where kids and adults can pan for gold and gems.
You can either live in or rent out the quaint residential unit located above the gift shop. It has two bedrooms, an open kitchen, and charming country decor.
Price: $599,800
Spirited bed-and-breakfast: This interesting property, located in the creepily named Dos Cabezas township, sounds eerie enough. Known as one of Arizona’s most charming ghost towns, this offering includes a well-established bed-and-breakfast.
The 3-acre spread is located in the foothills of Dos Cabezas Peak and consists of three historic adobes built in the 1870s. There’s a main house with a kitchen and bath, a greenhouse with raised beds and drip irrigation, a workshop with office/studio space,  and guest rentals called the Casita and the Pioneer House.
There’s also a well house and a functioning well, a utility building for storage, a stone labyrinth, and a javelina crossing.
The property features views of the gorgeous peaks nearby, the sparkling night sky, incredible sunsets, and stunning wildlife.
Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award-winning writer who covers lifestyle, entertainment, real estate, design, and travel. Find her on ReallyRather.com







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