Coastal California town sold for undisclosed price

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Updated: 7/06 6:54 pm

HARMONY, Calif. (AP) — A small town midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific Coast Highway has been sold for an undisclosed price.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports the buyers plan to restore the one-block, 2.5-acre town of Harmony, which boasts a population of 18.

Set in the rolling coastal hills 6 miles south of Cambria, the ranching village dates back to the mid-1800s when the region thrived on cheese and butter production.

The town's former owner said he couldn't invest the time and money it would take to keep Harmony the rustic artists' community it has become.

The new owner, who is a member of a dairying family, says he understands the history his family wants to preserve.

The town manager hopes the post office might even reopen.

 

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