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South Dakota Town, Swett for Sale – Just $399,000

South Dakota Town, Swett for Sale – Just $399,000

A whole town in South Dakota has been put up for sale and you can kinda become the king of the town if you buy it. It is for sale for just $399,000.

Don’t get your hopes high, its not that lavish of a town. Just the basics to be exact. The entire town is roughly around 6-acre, it includes a tavern, a three-bedroom house, 3 trailer homes and an old tire shop.

The town Swett, pronounced sweat, is located about 100 miles southeast of Rapid City, South Dakota. The town peaked a population of 40 residents in the 1940s, during that time it had a post office and grocery store. Ah, yes the current population is just 2, the owner Lance Benson and his wife. You can include their dog too bringing the final count to 3.

Benson acquired Swett in 1998, later gave it up in a divorce settlement and then reacquired the town in 2012. He will toss in a 1990 Volvo semi-tractor now used for hauling trailers, according to a real estate listing by realtor Stacie Montgomery.

Benson, who owns a traveling concession stand, told the Rapid City Journal last week he wants to sell the town to focus on his business. He will keep the tiny prairie domain if no one wants to buy it within a year, he told the newspaper.

Montgomery said on Monday calls were pouring in from potential buyers in California, Texas, New York and New Jersey since she placed an announcement in a local newspaper.

“I’ve even had one call from a production company out of Russia,” Montgomery said. “They want to make a movie. I don’t know how legitimate all these calls are.”

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