Northern California Ghost Town for Sale on Craigslist
Tired of sky high Bay Area property prices? For a mere $225,000 you can buy a ghost town deep in the woods of Northern California. The owners, who have had the property since the 1970s, posted the “town” for sale Craigslist in September. (I use the word town quite liberally here.)
The 9.8-acre property comes with an old bar called The Gin Mill and three cabins “in states of (dis)repair.” It’s about a five hour drive from the Bay Area. Oh, and did we mention there’s a liquor license? If you’ve ever had a Wild West fantasy, this place could be your dream come true.
The town’s name is Seneca and it was active during the early year’s of California’s Gold Rush.
From Huffington Post:
If you think the asking price of $225,000 is a little steep, consider this: the largest gold nugget discovered in Seneca was 43 ounces in weight. With today’s gold prices, that’s worth $414,763.10 – almost enough to buy yourself a second ghost town.
Just as a point of comparison, $225,000 will buy you virtually nothing in San Francisco. (Seriously, we did a few home searches.) Wait, do parking spots and storage units count?
For more pictures, and to aid your daydreams (or nightmares), check out a post about Seneca from this ghost town tourist.