Monday, March 28, 2016

Rural Nevada town goes on sale for $8 million

For $8 million, a rural town along the Nevada/California/Arizona border could be yours, Henry Brean reports for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The town, Cal-Nev-Ari ( map), located in Clark County, Nevada, about 70 miles south of Las Vegas, was built in the 1960s as a town for pilots. "The sale includes just about everything: the dirt airstrip, restaurant, bar, convenience store, post office with ZIP Code, mobile home park, 10-room motel, RV park, and the casino, which has been open since 1968 with a non-restricted gaming license. The only things not offered are the town's roughly 350 residents, some privately owned homes, the small community center and a volunteer fire station built by Clark County after the original one 'burned to the ground,'" said Slim Kidwell. Kidwell and his wife Nancy own the town.

"Kidwell is selling a full square mile along U.S. Highway 95, and more than 500 empty acres are ready to be developed, he said," Brean writes. "The Kidwells already did the hard stuff, building infrastructure and and bringing in utilities. The water system can draw from three wells and is only at about 20 percent of capacity." Based on a few of the inquiries received so far, "prospective buyers see potential for a retirement community, a renewable energy project, a motorsports park, a dude ranch, a survival school, a shooting range or a 'marijuana resort,' assuming that sort of thing becomes legal some day."

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