Conspiracy theorists, take note. Area 51, a remote location in Nevada, does exist, but it’s anybody’s guess if there are alien remains stashed there. It officially serves as a training range for the U.S. Air Force. (Cue the “X-Files” theme.)
When a spoof Facebook event popped up to “Storm Area 51, they can’t stop all of us,” some 1.7 million curiosity seekers indicated they’d go to “see them aliens,” while 1.3 million marked themselves as “interested” in the proposed event.
Just about 1.5 hours from Las Vegas, the highly classified and remote government facility was built in 1955 to test spy planes. Not surprisingly, stealth aircraft operating in the area spurred rumors of UFOs.
Whether or not you believe the truth is out there, do believe that trying to actually get into the testing facility is a very bad idea.
Area 51 “is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” an Air Force spokesperson told the Washington Post. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
Still, local businesses have leaned in. A few miles from the site, tourists can find restaurants such as the Little A’Le’Inn, or visit the Alien Research Center. Even the highway leading up to Area 51 has been renamed Extraterrestrial Highway.
While the prankster behind the Facebook event revealed himself and admitted the whole thing was “kind of a joke,” people are seriously fascinated with the mysterious site in an otherwise barren area of Southern Nevada.
We’re also fascinated by the area! We’ve detected a handful of homes on the market that come as close as possible to the mysterious site. There are roughly 20 dwellings available for sale in all of Lincoln County—home to Area 51—a county that spans a staggering 10,600 square miles. We’ve highlighted 11 with prime proximity.
Listing agent Mica Robinson, who lives and sells homes in the area, notes that visitors should temper their expectations.
“It’s really desolate. There’s not much. You’re just driving and looking at sagebrush and cactus,” she says.
The remote town of Alamo, population 1,080, about two hours from Las Vegas, has a small-town vibe and a natural landscape that, so far as Robinson knows, is alien-free.
“We don’t see anything out of the ordinary, no UFO sightings,” she says.
Of course you could take it upon yourself to spend evenings scanning the skies for alien activity. Perhaps you could convert a property to an Airbnb and cash in on the out-of-this-world travel destination. And hey, you never know if someday an interplanetary species could come knocking at your front door.
Here are 11 extra special homes near Area 51 currently on the market.
Price: $135,000 Miles from Area 51: 173 Terrestrial traits: With four beds and two bathrooms, this home from 1997 features updates throughout. The layout includes a kitchen and dining area and a breakfast bar. Outside, the yard offers mature trees and a concrete patio. Conveniently located in the middle of town, right next to the high school, the cute little place also offers “great views,” says Robinson.
355 Pahranagat St, Alamo, NV
Price: $160,000 Miles from Area 51: 190 Terrestrial traits: Billed as a horse property, the listing comes with a manufactured three-bedroom home in neutral colors and boasts great views. The 3-acre property also comes with a two-car garage and a detached metal building.
2538 Wild Horse Mesa, Caliente, NV
Price: $199,000 Miles from Area 51: 239 Terrestrial traits: On 5 acres near Mt. Wilson you’ll find this wooded retreat. The home features new hardwood floors, new bathroom fixtures, and a new metal roof. The living room features a fireplace, and the kitchen comes with new appliances. Enjoy the peace and quiet on the deck surrounded by trees.
20486 Rice Rd, Pioche, NV
Price: $390,000 Miles from Area 51: 243 Terrestrial traits: Multiple options beckon—you could own your own place and rent out the others. The multiple-unit compound features four parcels, with a three-bedroom home, a 1,700-square-foot, manufactured house, four apartments, as well as vacant land.
1155 Main St Unit A-D, Panaca, NV
Price: $170,000 Miles from Area 51: 174 Terrestrial traits: Sitting atop a small hill, the three-bedroom abode offers a fab view. Inside, there are two living areas, including a dining room, and a kitchen with a pantry. The backyard includes a covered deck and rosebushes. Rosebushes!
741 Cottonwood St, Alamo, NV
Price: $200,000 Miles from Area 51: 206 Terrestrial traits: Built in 1941, this two-bedroom home is located in a quiet canyon area near Main Street. The current owner recently restored the space, modernizing the kitchen and bath. There’s also a free-standing fireplace and a massive wood deck.
805 Meadow Valley St, Pioche, NV
Price: $216,000 Miles from Area 51: 197 Terrestrial traits: This two-bedroom log home sits on a quarter-acre and features an enclosed sunroom, kitchen with major appliances, and a porch. The property comes with a back parcel with two corrals, a barn, covered hay storage, and tack room.
174 S 6th St, Panaca, NV
Price: $399,500 Miles from Area 51: 189 Terrestrial traits: The 10-acre ranch comes with a custom one-bedroom home with a sunroom and a breezeway to a 1,752-square-foot garage with a double door to accommodate an RV. There’s also a large game room and an above-ground spa.
7066 Russell Rd, Caliente, NV
Price: $187,000 Miles from Area 51: 190 Terrestrial traits: This adorable abode comes with 5 acres! Fully renovated, the three-bedroom residence offers a large dining area off of the kitchen and a wood stove in the living room. The property features views of the Hiko valley from the front yard, as well as shade trees, shrubs, and a well-placed pomegranate bush.
5113 Dry Farm Rd, Hiko, NV
Price: $480,000 Miles from Area 51: 197 Terrestrial traits: The 5-acre spread with four parcels includes a four-bedroom home built in 1935. There’s also a caretaker’s cottage, bunkhouse, and three-car garage. In addition to an extra steel building, there’s also a 1-acre parcel with a tiny home.
51 S Second St, Panaca, NV
Price: $130,000 Miles from Area 51: 197 Terrestrial traits: This historic structure resembling a castle was built in 1872 and has been updated over the decades. Sitting on a half-acre lot, the three-bedroom home features a parlor, a living room with fireplace, and a den.
24 N Fifth St, Panaca, NV
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