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Top 10 Fictional Animated TV Towns

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Script written by Gabriel Foley. These are the cities some of our favorite cartoon characters called home. In this video, counts down our picks for the top 10 fictional animated TV towns. For this list, we’re not focusing on cities that are simply the backdrops for their shows they’re on, but instead on those fictional, animated TV towns that are characters in their own right. Special thanks to our users Boogon123, Jerome Magajes, zendaddy621, HonkyTonkBuffalo, Atomix, Micah Pheonix, bevans64, Andy Mayer and KWFlawless for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Script written by Gabriel Foley.

Top 10 Fictional Animated TV Towns

These are the cities some of our favorite cartoon characters called home. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 fictional animated TV towns.

For this list, we’re not focusing on cities that are simply the backdrops for their shows they’re on, but instead on those fictional, animated TV towns that are characters in their own right.

#10: Arlen, Texas
“King of the Hill” (1997-2010)

Found deep in the heart of Texas, this suburb is full of the charm and southern hospitality you hear so much about. The Hill clan makes their home on Rainey Street, and father Hank is a steadfast employee of Strickland Propane. But aside from those locales, Arlen is packed with spots that parody real-life locations, including Luly’s, and the Mega-Lo Mart. With a racetrack not far away and most schools named after NFL greats, Arlen’s a realistic – if satirical – look at life in suburban Texas.

#9: Townsville, USA
“The Powerpuff Girls” (1998-2004)

Made from sugar, spice and everything nice by Professor Utonium, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup live and fight crime in Townsville, USA. The city’s childish but goodhearted mayor often summons the Powerpuff Girls to battle the evil forces that plague his good old American city. Whether they’re trying to stop a mime from draining their town of all its glorious colors, or fighting an evil monkey who lives in a volcano, you can be sure these adorable superheroes are doing what they can to defend their hometown.

#8: New New York City
“Futurama” (1999-2003, 2008-13)

Constructed over the wreck that was once New York, New New York is a typical city at the beginning of the 31st century. It became delivery boy Fry’s new home after he was cryogenically frozen for a millennium. Though this futuristic city is technologically advanced, it’s still prone to the problems of today’s big cities – only to a much higher degree. The wheel is almost non-existent, as hover cars and travel tubes replaced traditional modes of transportation. Just don’t accidentally walk into a suicide booth.

#7: Quahog, Rhode Island
“Family Guy” (1999-)

Home to bumbling oaf Peter Griffin and family, this Rhode Island town can withstand almost anything – even Peter’s hijinks. The Griffins reside at 31 Spooner Street, which was at one point its own country called Petoria. But the city of Quahog is run by Mayor Adam West and loosely based on several real-life Rhode Island locations. It also houses many important landmarks, like The Drunken Clam, Pawtucket Brewery and James Woods Regional High School. But one thing to remember about Quahog: watch out for the giant chickens.

#6: Bikini Bottom
“SpongeBob SquarePants” (1999-)

Found beneath the real-world Bikini Atoll is the home of SpongeBob SquarePants, his pet snail Gary, his best friend Patrick Star, and a host of other colorful characters. Bikini Bottom is your typical underwater town, complete with boating school, Jellyfish Fields and rival fast-food restaurants. Getting around is easy if you’ve got a boatmobile, which is also a great way to see the nautically themed sights. However, after a long day flipping Krabby Pattys at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob always heads home to his home, the Pineapple.

#5: Orbit City
“The Jetsons” (1962-87)

In the distant future of 2062, houses are on stilts, cars fly and maids are robots. At least, that’s the case in Orbit City, home to the Jetsons. Our title family lives in Skypad Apartments, and their home is full of all the gadgetry you’d ever want in a futuristic pad; however, it does have a tendency to break. When he’s not home with his wife Jane, daughter Judy and son Elroy, George Jetson is commuting to work at Spacely Space Sprockets through Orbit City in his bubble-domed aerocar.

#4: Gotham City
“Batman: The Animated Series” (1992-95)

Domicile to Bruce Wayne, his alter ego Batman and a slew of villains each more wicked than the last; Gotham has long been damaged by organized crime, corrupt politicians and dishonest companies – in spite of the town’s watchful police force. Resembling New York City, only with more shadows, cynicism, and superheroes, Gotham City has received many makeovers from many filmmakers over the years; but at its core, it’s always the same crime-riddled town in need of a savior.

#3: Bedrock
“The Flintstones” (1960-66)

As residence of the Flintstones and their neighbors the Rubbles, Bedrock is like any American town – with a taste of the prehistoric thrown in. You can see this at Fred’s place of business, Slate Rock and Gravel Company, where he works as a bronto crane operator. When he’s not busy working, there’s plenty to do in Bedrock: between stopping by the drive-in, grabbing some brontosaurus ribs or bowling a few frames, there’s no shortage of things to do in this modern, Stone Age American town.

#2: South Park, Colorado
“South Park” (1997-)

Modeled after the real-life Colorado town of Fairplay, the snowy and mountainous town of South Park is a relatively low-key, quiet and, to some, boring place to live. But even so, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman all seem to find many ways to get into trouble, whether it’s at school, at the bus stop or at any number of businesses that run down Main Street. Still, it’s nice to see the gang escape to Imaginationland every once in a while.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Metropolis “Superman” (1988)
- Bluffington, Virginia “Doug” (1991-99)
- Hillwood “Hey Arnold!” (1996-2004)
- Duckburg “DuckTales” (1987-90)

#1: Springfield
“The Simpsons” (1989-)

Founded by Jebediah Springfield in 1796, this city of indeterminate location is based in large part on “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, as well as executive producer Mike Scully’s birthplace of Springfield, Massachusetts. Run by Mayor Joe Quimby and powered by the local nuclear power plant, Springfield is home to such iconic businesses as the Kwik-E-Mart, Krusty Burger, Barney’s Bowl-A-Rama and Moe’s Tavern. But the most iconic location in town has gotta be 742 Evergreen Terrace, home of our favorite yellow family.

Do you agree with our list? With so many memorable animated TV towns, we’re sure we missed some – let us know your favorites in the comments! And for more homey top 10s published every day, be sure to subscribe to

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