10 Fictional Towns We All Wanted To Live In When We Were Kids

Growing up as a kid often means you’re stuck in one place for a long time, and it’s easy for our minds to wonder about all the much better places we could be living. The source of this wanderlust? TV.

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These 10 shows all had cities and towns that all looked way cooler than anywhere we could possibly live, and we all wished we could be there instead.

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The Simpsons – Springfield

10 Fictional Towns We All Wanted To Live In When We Were Kids
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Sure we’d have to dye our skin yellow just to fit in, but the wacky cast of characters that inhabit Springfield always made it look like the most fun place to live. I mean, I’d go even just to swing by Krusty Burger for some steamed hams.

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Gilmore Girls – Stars Hollow

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This is pretty much the ideal small town experience thanks to its charm and personality. There’s tons of festivals, weekly town meetings, and the worst thing to ever really happen was a rash of garden gnome thefts. What’s not to like?

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The Jetsons – Orbit City

10 Fictional Towns We All Wanted To Live In When We Were Kids
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Two words: flying cars. If that doesn’t make you want to live in this futuristic utopia, which also has food you can make from tiny pills, robot maids, and did I mention FLYING CARS, nothing will.

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Eerie, Indiana – Eerie

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It’s creepy and kinda off-putting, but you’d get to solve all sorts of crazy supernatural mysteries. So what if you might not make it out alive?

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I’d have given anything to live in one of these next towns…

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The Flintstones – Bedrock

10 Fictional Towns We All Wanted To Live In When We Were Kids
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Okay, so you’d lose access to the internet and your car would be propelled by your own legs, but you’d get to have DINOSAURS be a massive part of your every day life. How cool is that?!

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Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers – Angel Grove

10 Fictional Towns We All Wanted To Live In When We Were Kids
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Okay, the town is routinely getting invaded by giant monsters and weird grey clay humans that make hilarious noises, but on the plus side, you could see the Power Rangers beat the living snot out of every last one of them. Heck, you might even become a Ranger yourself!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas – Who-ville

10 Fictional Towns We All Wanted To Live In When We Were Kids
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Now, granted, we haven’t seen how the Whos celebrate any other holiday, but what kid could possibly pass up a Christmas in Who-ville? Between the amazing decorations, insane toys, and the promise of a roast beast meal at the end, I’ve been wanting this trip since I was 3.

The Lord of the Rings – Hobbiton

10 Fictional Towns We All Wanted To Live In When We Were Kids
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Being a Hobbit just seems like the cushiest life ever. You get to live in the grassy fields, farm, and then eat about a dozen different meals a day. Who wouldn’t want to make a nice, relaxing life for themselves in Hobbiton?

Batman – Gotham City

10 Fictional Towns We All Wanted To Live In When We Were Kids
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Okay, real talk for a second: Gotham City’s kind of awful. Crime runs rampant, and the criminals they have just seem to always get worse. Then again, you could see Batman in action on a constant basis, so it’s basically worth it.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Sunnydale

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Much like Gotham, the danger kinda outweighs any benefits from this place. Then again, you could meet SPIKE! And the rest of the cast too, I guess.

What town did you want to live in as a kid?

Emma C
Freelance Writer