'Hunger Games': Buy the Real District 12 for $1.4 Millionby: Posted:
Any fan of "The Hunger Games" can go get a replica mockingjay pin and call him or herself a collector of memorabilia. But if you're a hardcore fan, you'll want something a little bigger. Something more unique. Something like an entire town.
The abandoned town of Henry River Mill Village, which served as the location for the scenes in District 12 in the "Hunger Games" movie, is now for sale by the owner. The property is 72 acres and includes all of the run-down buildings that you saw in the movie, including Peeta's bakery (which was originally the town's general store).
As you might imagine, a great number of "Hunger Games" fans have made pilgrimmages to the location, which is in rural North Carolina, since the release of the movie. As a result, 83-year-old owner Wade Shepherd is understandably looking to make a bit of extra retirement money off of the opportunity. His price: $1.4 million.
So if you happen to have an extra one and a half mil lying around, just think of the possibilities: you could set up your own Hob, hunt for small game in the nearby woods with a bow and arrow, or pretend to escape the clutches of a brutal totalitarian government! Sorry, though, ladies and gents: Jennifer Lawrence and/or Josh Hutcherson do not come with the purchase.