This Former Air Force Base Is Now Up For Sale In Northern Minnesota
It's not every day that you can purchase what amounts to an entire ghost town, let alone buy one for less than $1,000,000. That day has arrived for one person, or group of people who wish to do just that, as a former Air Force Base in Finland Minnesota has been listed for sale for $800,000, and that will get you 35+ homes, and cement pads for RV's.
The property listed by Bonni Halverson of Fieldstone Real Estate Specialists is described online as being:
Stunning, Beautiful, and Breathtaking are just a few of the Words that describe this Property!! This Property has Breathtaking 360 Degree views that you will not find anywhere else! You could own 100 Acres of one of the Highest Points in MN. Once in a lifetime INVESTMENT opportunity to own one of the highest points in MN. This Beautiful Property is ready for a Resort with its existing 43 homes and RV pads for camping, an opportunity to Create more housing or perfect for a large family/group to enjoy the 100 Acres together. The New Buyers will enjoy the Trails that were made, perfect for Four Wheeling, Biking, Hiking or just taking in Nature...
The former base, known as the Finland Air Force Station, has been closed since 1980 and was used as a General Surveillance Radar station. The base featured housing for those working on the base, which in the online listing all appear to be in OK shape, seeing as many of the homes haven't been occupied for 40 years.
The listing states that the property has views of Lake Superior, and can be found on one of the highest points in Minnesota. The homes have a shared septic system, and you can see there are fire hydrants and power poles in some of the photos.
Maybe this is your chance to buy your own resort, and if you are handy you could probably handle most of the work around the property yourself.