Buy a rough and rumble cowboy town on the edge of the wilderness #Homes & Tours#real estate August 26 | Cat Rocketship Scenic, SD by Jan DirkventWout. Courtesy Google Maps. We've had our eye on offbeat real estate porn for a couple months now, but this is the first instance I've seen of an entire town getting a listing. Scenic, South Dakota is on the map west of the Badlands and in a very isolated part of the US. It's hot in the summers there, cold in the winters, and you're a long way from anything. According to Neatorama, nine people currently live in Scenic, but one family owns the entire 12 acres it sits on. Included with your $799,000 purchase will be a post office, a saloon, and two stores. Longhorn Saloon, by pmatula. Photo courtesy Google Maps. It may be the buttcrack of nowhere, but the Badlands are one of my favorite places on earth. It would be hard not to like something about living on the edge of this wild, otherworldly landscape. Photo by Jan DirkventWout. Courtesy Google Maps. So, who's buying this and turning it into the Offbeat equivalent of Marfa, TX? Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS A Sweeney Todd photo shoot — starring kids NEXT DIY your own foam battle gear for your little ninja Show/Hide comments [ 21 ] The Badlands are incredible & have a special place in my heart <3 I heard about Scenic being "On the market" a month ago & immediately began my quest to raise the cash to purchase. Unfortunately, I have only raised $10. Such a great place to visit & soak up some spectacular views & amazing history! Reply Wow, that IS in the middle of nowhere… I wonder what it is like to live there… And I now begin to feel for all of you who commented on Ariel's post on growing up in the woods.. :S Reply That is one hefty price tag, but for an entire town, not so bad. Very cool. Thanks for sharing! Reply I would just like to note that there are many single family homes that sell for that amount here in Fairfax Co, VA. That price tag doesn't seem so bad to me. Reply Ha. I had the same thought. I live on Capitol Hill in DC and alot of the homes on my block are going for this much. Reply Totally the same sitch on Capitol Hill, Seattle. 🙂 Reply Argh, you're so right. Buying a house in Arlington for any sort of reasonable price is impossible! That town looks way too awesome. Reply There are flats that sell in Sydney for that much. Reply You could start a Kickstarter campaign! Reply The Badlands are my favorite national park! I think I may actually have driven through Scenic once, but I blinked and missed it. I wonder how the residents feel about the folks who own the whole parcel selling it from under them? I wonder, why not divide the parcel so people who want to can keep their homes? Reply I would imagine the residents are probably renting from the current owner, and will continue to rent from the next owner. same with the operators of the businesses. Reply Oh, and a word of warning: If you're like me and immediately Google "Scenic SD" DON'T click on the first link that comes up, buyscenicsd.com, as it appears to be a hacker site. Oops. Sorry, work computer…. Reply Does the sign on that saloon say "cold bear?" Reply Yeah. I hope someone buys him a sweater. Reply I personally love the "Indians Allowed" part of the saloon…. Reply There are a couple ghost towns in Northern British Columbia that you can purchase. I think they are around a million dollars. Like another commenter pointed out 799 doesn't seem that bad when homes here in Vancouver are that price. Reply Ooh! I wish I was rich. It would be perfect for my dream creation… A Steampunk resort. Reply Isn't Marfa, Texas already the offbeat equivalent of Marfa, Texas? 1 agrees Reply That's cheaper than your average suburban home in Melbourne (AUS), and a quarter what you'd pay for anything remotely up market. HECK! Reply It sounds about right for a nice 3-4 bedroom place within 20 minutes of the city in Adelaide, too. Reply This would be a great place to move you could even take your friends with you! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. 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