Report CTVNews.ca Staff
Last Updated Friday, July 10, 2015 11:39PM EDT
A village in Alberta is offering residential lots with an asking price almost anyone can afford: $10 or best offer.
Delia, Alta. – pop. 186 – is desperate to stop its population decline by enticing new residents who will build houses, pay property taxes and help populate its little school.
That’s why it’s offering lots in a subdivision that might have sold for tens of thousands of dollars for next to nothing.
Delia may be small, but it’s no ghost town. There is a library, an ice rink, credit unions and restaurants.
And there are big benefits to living in such a small place, according to Mayor Dawn Bancroft.
“Parents don’t have to worry about kids,” she said. “They can ride their bikes anywhere.”
“It’s a little bit slower paced and you can just sit back and relax,” she adds.
“The quality of life is just so good.”
Delia isn’t as isolated as some small towns and villages. It’s only a half-hour drive from Drumheller (pop. 8,000) and two hours by car from busy Calgary.
With a report from CTV Calgary