Five TV Towns I Wish I Lived In
by Kate Krug | Drake University
There is no place like home. And for me, that place is Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the place that smells like crap (thanks to Quaker Oats) and is nothing like any town you would see on TV. TV towns have drama up the wazoo and are filled with endless amounts of beautiful people (sorry, Cedar Rapidians). These places are good for an hour escape each week, but I think I’d go insane if I were to be a year-round resident. But if I had to choose a TV Town to live in, it would be a close toss up between these five:
1. Tree Hill, North Carolina: The only place where a marriage between two sixteen-year-olds works, the parents are nonexistent and everyone becomes super successful in their field. There might be a few resident psychos, and it’s also home to the infamous Dan Scott, but everyone is just so pretty.
2. Pawnee, Indiana: Home of the quirky Ron Swanson. You’d laugh 24/7, because everyone’s got an insane sense of humor (hello, ab workouts!) and the city government would put on awesome community events. And while the citizens aren’t CW-level pretty, I would have to make a play for Ben. Watch out, Leslie Knope.
3. Greendale, Colorado: I would totally forego a state university to go to Greendale Community College. 1) Because you can supposedly attend for four years, and 2) Who needs a well-rounded education when you can be part of the Study Group?
4. Capeside, Massachusetts: Nothing says “home sweet home” better than a quiet New England town where the “teens” look 30 and your soulmate is only a paddle down the creek away. Extra points if you get involved in a crazy love triangle that lasts for half your life and choose the wrong guy at the end.
5. Neptune, California: If you’re not prestigious enough to live in the fake 90909 zip code, you can rest easy knowing that teen sleuth Veronica Mars is there if ever you have any trouble. Be wary of the public transit system (people like to rig buses with bombs) and pool houses (people like to set up hidden recording equipment).Kate Krug is a recent graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she was a magazine journalism major.