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15 Fictional Cities We Wish Existed

Stars Hollow—The Gilmore Girls

Stars Hollow was a large part of what made Gilmore Girls so great. If you've ever lived in a town that small, you recognize the eccentric clan of locals. To someone that lives in a larger city, it seems like nothing would be better than going to the same coffee shop and seeing your friends by happenstance. In real life, neighbors like Babette and Morey would be frightening instead of lovable, the town meetings wouldn't be nearly as entertaining, and Jess would definitely be the biggest jerk of all time (and totally not the best boyfriend ever). But, in Stars Hollow, everything feels just as it should be and things are mostly perfect. Can't you see yourself sitting at Luke's? Don't forget to stop by Kim's Antiques to find the next awesome thing. 

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Gotham City—Batman

Gotham City would be an awful place to live, but there are two versions that would be considerable. The first is the Gotham from the 1966 TV show, where the sun is always shining, the crime is ridiculous, and everything is clearly labeled. The other is the Gotham in Batman: The Animated Series. It’s a gorgeously sleek masterpiece of art deco design. 

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Pawnee—Parks and Recreation

Pawnee is simultaneously a loving tribute to and a searing parody of life in small-town America. It’s home to the best waffles in the world and where people gathered in droves to mourn the loss of the world's most magical miniature horse. I’ll leave it there.

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Wakanda—Black Panther

As a result of the wealth and technological sophistication vibranium (the strongest metal on earth) affords them, Wakanda is a high-tech utopia. The latest Black Panther story, "A Nation Under Our Feet," leaves the country in pretty dire shape. But at its peak, Wakanda is a paradise, and we can't wait to see how it looks onscreen in the movie we're getting in 2018.

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Hollywoo—Bojack Horseman

There are three big differences between the real-life Hollywood and Bojack Horeseman’s; It's full of delightfully strange animal-people, J.D. Salinger's still alive, and Bojack drunkenly stole the "D" from the Hollywood sign and everybody just rolled with it. It's called "Hollywoo" now.

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Rivendell—The Lord of the Rings

Nestled in a valley at the foothills of the Misty Mountains, Rivendell was a beautiful city built in harmony with the lush, natural surroundings that enfolded it. While there are places in real life you can visit that are pretty close, this cosmopolitan sanctuary and "refuge for the weary and the oppressed," is a little too good to be true.

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Ooo—Adventure Time

The bright colors and warm heart of Adventure Time rest upon a horrifying secret; The magical fantasy world of Ooo is actually our world, centuries after a nuclear apocalypse. Other than that, it's a beautiful place full of Candy Kingdoms, Ice Kings, and Hot Dog Princesses! 

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Arlen—King of the Hill

Arlen (inspired by Richardson, Texas) is an amalgamation of all of Texas' most outsized traits. From the statewide obsession with the Cowboys to the What-a-Burgers to the fact that Willie Nelson just sort of wanders by sometimes, King of the Hill just about nails it!

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The City—The Tick

The City is so choked with superheroes that they have their own nightclubs. They collide into each other as they swing through town, and they form support groups for sidekick morale. Not everyone can be Superman, but in a world full of heroes like "Sewer Urchin,” "Running Guy,” and "The Chainsaw Vigilante," you actually have a shot!

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Night Vale—Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale is a brilliant slice of subverted Americana. Life here is a little more surreal and a little more frightening. The people care for each other in a small-town way. They stick together, even as glowing clouds float by and animals drop dead from the sky.

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Springfield—The Simpsons

Despite its geographic ambiguity, Springfield from The Simpsons, is a place like no other. Filled to the brim with quirky, offbeat characters and unique locales, this iconic city would offer lots to explore for real-life tourists. 

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Cabot Cove—Murder, She Wrote

If you can manage to keep yourself from getting murdered, Cabot Cove, the cozy, New England town from Murder, She Wrote, would be an absolutely lovely place to live. This seemingly idyllic coastal village may have a seedy underbelly filled with violence and crime, but you can’t beat the quaint architecture and friendly neighbors (assuming they aren’t trying to kill you). 

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Emerald City—The Wizard of Oz

The breathtaking Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz would be on any traveler’s must-visit list—if only it were real! There’s just hardly a place in the real world that’s so charming or captivating.

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Twin Peaks—Twin Peaks

The city of Twin Peaks from the hit drama of the same name harkens back to a simpler time—when neighbors were like family and ancient evil spirits roamed the woods. From the can’t-be-beat cherry pie at the Double R diner to the breathtaking view of the waterfall at the Great Northern hotel, Twin Peaks has a lot of small-town charm with a surreal twist. 

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Bedrock—The Flintstones

They might get tedious after a while, but the low-tech inventions found in Bedrock on The Flintstones would be lots of fun at first. Who wouldn’t love a town full of elephant vacuum cleaners and bird-powered film projectors? 

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