The city of Tennessee on sale for $ 725,000
A historic Tennessee town could be yours for the price of $ 725,000.
The town, named Water Valley, is about an hour south of Nashville, near the famous Natchez Trace Parkway.
At just seven acres, much of the city has been incorporated into neighboring Williamsport. Nashville-based real estate broker Christa Swartz, who is handling the sale, told FOX TV stations on Saturday that Water Valley ceased to be recognized as a city after its post offices closed.
“It’s a quiet place on a nice stretch of highway that goes through it,” Swartz told FOX TV stations.
The purchase would include a few buildings, including general stores, hardware stores and sporting goods. There is also a stream and a barn on the property.
Potential buyers could potentially be their own mayor, bartender, and antique store owner, Swartz said. County officials would take care of roads and water.
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“You can make the decisions and set the rules for your own small town if you get Water Valley,” she said.
Dating back to at least the 1890s, the town was once known for its apple orchards and has been sold at least four times over the decades.
The town has drawn parallels with the hit Canadian television series Schitt’s Creek in which a wealthy family, after losing their money, is forced to move to a small rural town they once bought as a joke.
Swartz told FOX TV stations it has been inundated with offers from across the country, ranging from locals to Hollywood producers wanting to use the city in film and television productions.
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“For the locals, they recognize the dream of this, and it’s just the perfect proximity to Nashville,” Swartz said. “It is one of the most beautiful countries you will see in Tennessee.”