While most small cities throughout the U.S. would rather not have the word "post-apocalyptic" used to describe them, Grantville wears that badge with pride.

The small Georgia town, with a population of just over 3,000 people, is undergoing something of a renaissance thanks to AMC's "The Walking Dead." Location scouts for the series chose the town due to its large number of faded and dilapidated downtown buildings, a setting perfect for the end-of-the-world look needed for the zombie apocalypse. In the summer following the town's appearance on Season Three's "Clear" episode, more than 3,600 people came to Grantville to participate in fan tours.

“Nobody came after they filmed 'Lawless' and 'Broken Bridges' here,” former Mayor Jim Sells said in an interview in 2013. “But once this episode aired from 'The Walking Dead,' people started showing up from all over.”

Former Grantville mayor Jim Sells in promotional image
Former Grantville Mayor Jim Sells in a promotional image for the town's 'Walking Dead' tours. (Photo: Grantville Walking Dead)

Sells, who bought nine downtown buildings in a foreclosure deal during the recession, is now working with another investor to sell off the landmarks on eBay. The starting bid? A cool $680,000 for the lot, which includes "loft apartments, pizza restaurant, bar or pub, restaurant, pharmacy, office space and many other combinations."

Sells adds in the listing that tourism will only expand as the town signs up more Hollywood productions.

"Three movies just signed up to film in Grantville; two very well known actors will be staring in the roles," he writes. "The other movie is a sequel to the very popular 'The Ring'. These movies are another source of income for the next owner."

In an interview with CNN, Sells said interest in the sale has been high. "It's a great picturesque little town," he said. "This is a bargain price."

Interested? Grab your own piece of Grantville here.

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