a fictional metropolis in CA
de la Chala
de la Chala is the second settlement in the region by the Spanish explorers and it has the oldest downtown. It's claim to fame is the annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl and it's numerous bars and breweries.
Martinelli's Creek Shopping Center
Named after the apple juice I'm drinking, this shopping center features a variety of fast food as well as a Verizon Wireless, Office Depot, Save On Foods, Dick's Sporting Goods, etc.
Dis be da beach city. Rastaman chill by da beach and beg in da city. Dey play der reggae, and chant rastafari, praise jah Selassie I the first.
Satta Beach now has more medical marijuana dispensaries per square mile than any other city in the united states.
Loquat County is currenty California's 10th largest county by population. With it's moderate temperature and expensive real estate, it is the leading county in independent shops and boutiques as well as high tech industry. Sims are well educated and enjoy the many parks and open spaces.
Welcome to California
This is based on the Pismo Beach - Santa Maria - Lompoc area, with some major geological modifications.
About this City Journal:
This is my first city journal. My goal in playing is a combination of striving for realism and keeping functionality without getting too tedious. As a result, these photos won't be as asthetically pleasing as many of the CJs out there. I like getting inspiration from other city journals so there may be some inspiration others can get from my style. I am open to constructive criticism but not destructive criticism.
It seems like most people create stories with their CJs. I probably won't be doing that, I just want to put pictures of the highlights of my region. I've been working on this region for 2.5 years (a few hours a week) and it's forever changing. I am from Southern California and it seems like a lot of the Maxis building fit with the building style of CA so I keep a lot of Maxis stuff and compliment it with the awsome buildings people BAT and let others use. This is still a work in progress...
This is the fictional central coast metropolis of Ochenta Palmas
Thank you everyone who has created a building for STEX, you keep this game enjoyable