EUSTIS, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A good part of downtown Eustis, Fla., can be had on eBay for anyone with a desire for lakefront land and $7.8 million in pocket, its owner says.
The Lake Community Foundation, which owns 11 acres of mostly vacant land along Lake Eustis in central Florida, says it's trying to reach "the right person" through the use of the popular online auction site, The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Tuesday.
"There's people with money out there, and I just have to reach the right person," Virginia Barker, the foundation's executive director, told the newspaper. She has posted a photo of a setting sun overlooking Lake Eustis, saying the lot is "within easy driving distance of Orlando area attractions, Daytona Beach, the Ocala National Forest and the Space Coast."
The land was once home to a hospital but it moved, leaving an empty space in Eustis's downtown. Since then, nearby businesses have also struggled after losing their customer base of doctors, nurses and visitors.
"We don't have quite as much traffic as we used to have," Judy Merry, whose family has owned a jewelry store there since the late 1950s, told the Sentinel.