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For $250,000, You Can Own an Entire Town in South Dakota


"It’s not often that you see an entire town for sale.”

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SWETT, S.D. (TheBlaze/AP) -- The southwestern South Dakota ghost town of Swett is once again for sale, and this time the asking price is a lot cheaper.

Swett is home to about 6 acres of land, an empty house reputed to be haunted and a closed bar. It first went on the market in June 2014, for $399,000. It generated interest around the world, but the three written offers fell through for various reasons.

Real estate agent Stacie Montgomery tells the Rapid City Journal that she's put the town back on the market, at a reduced price of $250,000.

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Montgomery said that some of the types of people who have been interested in the past were hose who wanted to be their own mayor, those who wanted to live off the grid, production companies thinking about filming reality shows, hunters hoping to build a hunting lodge or those wanting to open a bar.

“I still get phone calls,” Montgomery said, referring to the first time she listed the town. . “It was so exciting at first and I couldn’t keep up with calling everybody back."

"It’s not often that you see an entire town for sale," Montgomery added.

The real estate listing for Swett says a post office was established in 1932 in the local grocery store, owned by a farmer named Swett. The post office was closed in 1945, however, after the government determined the town was too small.

Swett is southeast of Rapid City and it isn't the only town in the area that's been put up for sale in recent years. In 2011, a Philippines-based church bought most of the town of Scenic.

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