Listed for $1.25 million, the mostly defunct 40-acre town of Cleator, AZ, includes a functioning bar, general store, and 20 other structures—namely, the town's original homes.
The current tenants are renting on a month-to-month lease, and as the listing details put it, "The population is low, but it's a friendly bunch."
Another potential income opportunity? The purchase also includes mining rights for the large expanse of desert acreage.
"The federal rights do transfer with the sale of the property, along with the possibility of renaming the town," says Godsey.
Established in 1864 as a gold-mining town, it was called Turkey Creek, but its post office closed in 1954.
"The population dwindled, and that's when it became—for lack of a better word—a ghost town," says Godsey.
When James P. Cleator bought the town in 1925, the tiny desert burg took his name. Relatives of the founder still own Cleator, but are now ready to hand it over to a buyer with a vision, says Godsey.