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(this is not a recreation) i've been working pretty hard on this city trying to make it as real as possible so come check it out if you're interested.

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clhigh7

i finally got my computer issues sorted out and everythings back to normal however sc4 is quite slow now and its very irritating!!! haha

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recent downtown.

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condos off west loop

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new subdivision off northstream blvd.

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a waterfront townhome subdivision in north astoria

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new office towers in northtown off astoria pkwy. and N. binz ingleman rd.

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entrance to greenwood at lakeside, a exclusive waterfront gated neighborhood off norteast pkwy.

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the recently built neighborhood gated neighborhood, april pointe south

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maple meadows, a new subdivison out by the east astoria expressway

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stonebrier country club community off east astoria expressway

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presidential bluffs, the most recently built community off of wardman steils rd.

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waterwood(to the left) and walden (to the right) off of astroia pkwy.

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the south loop area

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northeast loop area

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mega mansions in the hills

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downtown

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uptown galleria area

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sculpture in uptown

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neighborhood by maple creek mall

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east astoria expressway out by mt. vernon

hope ya liked the new picture update, i know alot o it had to do with neighborhoods in the city but just recently the city underwent a huge suburban boom, the population is now at about 37,000. seeing as the region is growing fast and new major cities are popping up, in my next update i will go further north and show some pictures from northsburg(about 3 hrs. north) and possibly aspen, a ski resort town(about 2 hrs northeast)

thanks for viewing, question comment and suggest if youd like.

clhigh7

issues

Sorry everybody but ive been running into some issues with my computer lately so i've sent it into the shop, should be all better withtin the next few days hopefully!!!

clhigh7

City of Astoria

Early 1800's:

The city of Astoria was incorporated on April 6,1864 and is currently the most populous city in The Redlands. The city originally began as a halfway point for the English between the seaside town of Port Sandhook and the inland trading post of Northsburg. In the early 1800's Astoria was just a speck on the map, less than 40 permanent residents and only about 15 seasonal residents. The city was solely built for lodging because trips between Port Sandhook and Northsburg were long and tiring. By 1822 the city grew to about 190 residents due to the start of agriculture in the area. Originally Astoria depended on Northsburg and Port Sandhook for food sources but citizens figured it would be cheaper to grow their own food and that they are in the perfect location for growing with the Red River near and being in the foothills of the Towaco Mountain Range. 

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(Mount Vernon, 20 minutes east of the city )

Mid 1800's

By 1850 Astoria became a well established farming and lodging settlement of 400 people. The settlement caught the eye of English businessman John Puttock and his wife Christine and in 1852 they built

The Puttock Hotel. The hotel was a high flying success and inspired many other business people to invest

in Astoria. Bankers, Merchants and Business owners started to open up shop in Astoria hoping to get good business like the Puttocks did. Out of this came some present day iconic landmarks in the city like Green's Grocers in West University Place and The Victorian Tea Room in Downtown. By 1864 Astoria was finally incorporated as a city and put on the map.

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(West University Place, My personal favorite part of the city. Greens Grocers is to the left. apologies for the exposed wall but there was some construction next door when i took the photo )

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(the Victorian Tea Room in downtown Astoria)

A little more on The Puttock Hotel

After its opening in 1852 the Puttock Hotel without a doubt became the most popular hotel and was very successful. In 1858, six years after its opening, John Puttock's wife Christine passed away in their

suite in the hotel. John was devastated and closed the hotel and sat in his suite and mourned the loss of Christine. Eleven years after the closing he suddenly reopened the hotel with a new name, The Hotel Christine.

The Hotel had a huge re-opening and was restored to its former glory. It still stands today at the corner of Harvard Street and Astoria Parkway and is open for business.

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(the Hotel Christine formerly The Puttock Hotel)

Late 1800's

The Late 1800's marked a major year in population growth for Astoria. Many new residents came to the city and many homes were built and many businesses went more large scale. Astoria went from 400 people to 1900 people almost overnight. Many people began establishing families in the city and with all the new larger scale businesses people could work in stores and retail instead of in the fields. There was better pay so families became richer and the working class grew. The typical working class home was a victorian revival cottage, sadly only 3 of these homes exist to date due to many new development that tore them down in the mid 1900's. By 1899 the city built its first public school, The Vernon School, which is now Vernon High School.

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(on the lower right hand side is a typical Victorian Revival Cottage from the late 1800's. This Particular one is located on Astoria Parkway in Downtown)

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(The Vernon School, now Vernon High School in downtown, built 1899)

Thank you for reading!! my next update will be a part 2 which will cover the 1900's to present day and will most likely be posted by tonight or tomorrow. Question, Comment or Suggest!!!!!

clhigh7

ASTORIA

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(astoria cityscape excluding suburbs)

Population (as of dec. 2025) : 30,757

Commerce : 27,326

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STATS:

Currency: Dollars

GDP: $1.4 billion

Res Avg. Income: $110,000

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(downtown astoria)

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Real Estate Stats:

Avg. Home Price: $437,596

Avg. Days on The Market: 19

Avg. Price per Sq. Ft: $218

Avg. Home Size: 2,000 sqft.

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(the gated community of Tuscan Forest)

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Demographics:

White(of european descent) : 76%

 

of the 76% the 2 largest ethnic groups were Italian 58% and French 22% followed by English 13% and Russian/Armenian 7%

Asian/Pacific Islander: 5.2%

Native: 9.3%

African: 2.1%

Latin American: 7.4%

Religion:

Currently the most practiced religion is Catholocism with more than 80% of Astorians being members of the Catholic Church.

Catholic: 82.6%

Anglican: 5.4%

Jewish: 1%

Other/Non-Religious: 11%

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(victorian rowhouses on Inverness St.)

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Language:

The city's primary language is english however more than 85% of the population is fluent in Italian and French due to massive immigration in the early 1900's, they are recognized as secondary languages in the metro area

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(westside of astoria by astoria university)

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My next update in which i will do somewhat of a history and geography lesson on the city and metro area will probably be posted within the next few days. if you have any comments or questions don't be shy.

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