When posed with the choice between town and country, odds are, plenty of people would opt for the former. After all, cities offer a different sort of stimulation than their rural counterparts do, which explains the mass exodus that’s been slowly sweeping through nearly every continent for the last several decades. Such is undoubtedly the case in Croatia, the small country in the Balkans whose residents are flocking to metropolitan cities of Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and Istria, leaving the charming villages in a bind. Luckily, a few local governments are getting creative when it comes to strategy: The quaint town of Legrad is slapping a mind-blowingly low price tag on its abandoned homes in exchange for a 15-year-long commitment from the buyer.
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