Got a few million dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Well, an entire New Mexico has just hit the market – that’s right! The ghost town comes complete with an abandoned military base, buildings, and an interesting history. And it can all be yours for just $11 million. Read on to find out more about one of the most interesting real estate offers in recent memory…
Purchase A New Mexico Ghost Town
We know: less than 1 percent of the world’s population can pick up this $11 million New Mexico ghost town and abandoned military base. But those with an interest in military history should listen up! Founded in 1867, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, located just seven miles away from the famous city of Gallup, has quite the story. The town was actually founded around a military base, something not that uncommon for the time. For decades, the fort and town remained manned, a base for the United States’ violent expansion westward.
However, later on, Fort Wingate was decommissioned in 1912. It then became a detention camp for refugees fleeing the Mexican Revolution, before being split into an ordnance depot and an Indian school. Finally, in 1946 the government sold it to a single-family, who has owned it since then. Now, they are selling the ghost town.
“The current owner has lived there his entire life. He has never been outside the lines of the town and the family now wants to spend the rest of time traveling”, explained Mark Price of Realty ONE Group, the town’s listing agent.
So, what does your $11 million get you? Well, quite a lot!
Fort Wingate’s $11 Million Price Tag
You will undoubtedly get your money’s worth if you buy Fort Wingate. The New Mexico ghost town comes with 18 acres of land with countless historical marks of the old Native American tribes who lived there before the town’s founding. The city also comes with an abandoned military base, a few stores, parade grounds, a clubhouse, and even a row of officers’ quarters! Have a car? Don’t worry! The town also has a gas station (though you’ll need to provide your own gas).
This is a perfect opportunity for an investor. In addition to the empty stores, there are 27 residential homes – all of them are rented out right now, and the current owner wants the new one to continue the rentals.
But that’s not all! In 1978, the National Park Service added Fort Wingate to the National Register of Historic Places. After being added to the National Register of Historic Places, the value of the property skyrocketed. That said, hopefully, the subsequent owners will try to preserve the history of Fort Wingate for as long as it’s possible.
Want to have this fantastic town filled with commercial success? Well, for a small sum of $11 million, it can be yours.