Want to buy a West Texas ghost town? Now’s your chance
It's only about 50 miles north of Marfa, which has a lot of art world stuff going on.
there is at least one county out there that doesn't have ANY building codes...you can build whatever you want
forewarned, it is expensive to get anything done in the middle of nowhere
The biggest issue for me, other than the massive amount of work and capital required to build something here, is that you are RIGHT on the highway. It's not a freeway, but there is enough traffic on that Big Bend route to Marfa that every minute or two during the day, you'll have some truck hauling it at 75mph past you.
I think you could demo most of the land and turn it into some fun outdoor concert venue with food trucks and bathrooms, but you won't be able to draw more than 100-200 people max because you would have to eat up so much of the land for parking.
I really can't think of any killer use case for Lobo, which is unfortunate because it's actually quite gorgeous there. You can see the mountainous border with Mexico in the distance and I'm sure it's stunningly beautiful at night.
That said, I haven't been in awhile and I hear it was impacted by the recent fires.
It's definitely a unique area, the people who live there either have lived there for generations or live there because they don't want to be found (for various reasons). Marfa gets especially strange because it's full of rich people, artists, and grad students but also literal cowboys and bandits.
If there is a museum of bad writing, this belongs there.