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'Hunger Games' District 12 For Sale In North Carolina Town Where Movie Was Filmed (PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/ 6/2012 12:35 pm Updated: 04/ 6/2012 12:38 pm

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Good news for "Hunger Games" fanatics who have $1.4. million to spare: District 12 is up for sale.

The stretch of land used to portray the home of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark has been put on the market by resident and owner Wade Shepherd.

The 83-year-old man says he feels "bombarded" by tourists coming to the quiet town of Henry River Mill Village -- which is about 70 miles from Asheville, N.C. -- to catch a glimpse of the fictional residence of the popular "Hunger Games" characters, the Associated Press reports.

"We’ve had visitors by the thousands," Shepherd told the Sun. "This Saturday alone we had more than 200 here at once from every corner of the country."

Although Shepherd has not read the book series, he told the Sun he hopes a "Hunger Games" fan buys the property, since it's more likely he or she would preserve it.

The buzz around town has even led to "Hunger Games" tours, where visitors can learn archery and fire-building, the Associated Press reports.

The blockbuster film was shot entirely in North Carolina, with the city of Charlotte featured as the Capitol, according to the Guardian.

The "Hunger Games" certainly isn't the first film to bring notoriety to quiet towns.

Stephenie Meyer's hit book series, "Twilight," attracted a slew of fans to the sleepy town of Forks, Wash. The extra attention transformed a struggling suburb into a bustling tourist attraction that profits from references to "Twilight" characters Edward and Bella, MTV reports.

Similarly, businesses near Watford, England are reaping the benefits of a new Harry Potter studio tour that gives fans a chance to visit several sets used to film the smash movie series, according to the Telegraph.

For a look at some of the North Carolina locations used to portray District 12 in "The Hunger Games," click through the images below:

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