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According to Nashville-based real estate broker Christa Swartz, there is a 7-acre property on the market in Tennessee and it includes an entire town that used to be buzzing back in the 1890s.
The town’s called Water Valley and it is located just an hour outside of Nashville in a little area called Maury County. How much do the owners want for it? $750,000.
The town used to be known for its apple orchards but ever since the post office was closed, it has not been officially recognized as a town and then was incorporated into the nearby town of Williamsport, Tennessee.
“It’s a quiet little place on a beautiful strip of highway that goes through there,” Swartz told FOX.
Swartz says in addition to the old closed down post office, the property comes with a few buildings that used to be a general store, a hardware store, and a sporting goods store. There is also a creek and a barn on the property as well as a three-bedroom house.
The population of the town is currently only 15 people who have pets and livestock.
She said that the county officials will take care of the roads and water in the town but the new owners would need to do a little work on the buildings to update the electricity and plumbing to make them fully operational again.
“You could totally be your own mayor,” she said. “You would also be your own everything else though, too … so the cleaner and the mayor and the barkeeper. You could be the antique store owner. You get to make the decisions and make the rules for your own little town if you get Water Valley.”
She said since she places the property on the market, her phone has been ringing off the hook. Everyone from locals in the area desiring to make it their own, to Hollywood producers looking for their next place to film a movie.
“I am inundated with calls from all over the United States,” she said. “I had 93 calls in one day just for this property. For locals, they recognize the dreaminess of this, and also it’s just the perfect proximity to Nashville. It’s some of the prettiest country you’ll see in Tennessee.”