Schwarzenegger to sell San Quentin - buy now and save!

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is putting California's San Quentin prison up for sale. To deal with the state's budget crisis, the governor is proposing putting a number of state properties on the block.

Well, who wouldn't want to buy San Quentin?

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is putting California's oldest prison up for sale. Or he's considering it. The LA Times is reporting the governor is looking to sell the prison along with many other state properties to help deal with the state's budget crisis.

In addition to San Quentin, properties reportedly on the block include the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Orange County Fairgrounds, and the Cal Expo in Sacramento (where the state fair is held).

According to the proposal, sale of the properties would bring in between $600 million and $1 billion but wouldn't be realized for a couple years. It's still small change when compared to the state's $15.4 billion deficit.

Who would buy the prison? For the discriminating homeowner it could be a dream purchase.


Built in 1852, this multi-level home is located in a gated community on desirable waterfront property with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay.

Boasting 3,082 bedroom suites -- complete with his and his baths -- this special home offers 19th century amenities while being respectful of its old world charm.

The impeccably beautiful interior boasts simple but elegant wall-to-wall concrete and soaring quadruple height ceilings. Special suites are available for those seeking privacy and solitude.

A private winding drive takes you past armed guard towers charming porticoes and an outside recreation facility.

Although only minutes to the big city, it's built-in population of 5,222 guests are eager to welcome you and your family providing a unique sense of community. (Remember, it takes a village).

Don't let this once in a lifetime opportunity pass you by. You're not just buying an estate but a new lifestyle.

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