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Leeward Coast

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sumwonyuno

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The Sims of the Leeward Coast of Community Island, in several respects, feel as if they are the first in line for being shortchanged, and the last to be considered for benefits.

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There once was the CR&L Co. rail line that provided access around the Vai'anae Mountains, but it is replaced by the Governor Highway. Because of State policy, the highway is not completed around Ka'ena Point. Thus, the Leeward Coast only has one way in and out. It is vulnerable to being cut off from the rest of the island, and often is.

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The first thing from Ko'orina, on the mountain-side of the Governor Highway, is Vaipanaro Gulch. It is currently used today as the City's main landfill. The ash from the C-Power waste-to-energy plant and the largely unrecycled trash of Capitalis is buried here.

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A short distance up the Governor Highway is the Kate Power Plant, the largest of three oil-fired power plants that provide electricity for Community Island.

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The Leeward Coast is almost completely comprised of R$ housing; home prices are among the lowest on the island. There are farms and the local shop, but the overwhelming majority of commuters work elsewhere, along the southern coast of Community Island. The Leeward Coast has the highest percentage on Community Island of Sims being of Native Paradisian decent or having a multi racial/ethnic background.

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Nanakuri is the biggest of the four neighborhoods on the Leeward Coast. Toward the mountains are farms.

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On the other side of a large hill is the neighborhood called Pa'iri. It is at the mouth of the largest valley of the Vai'anae Mountains.

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The area inland from Pa'iri is known as Ruaruarei. The most visible objects are the powerful twin radio antennas used by the Simerican military for communication. At 1500 feet, or 458 meters, these two antennas are the tallest man-made structures in the State and in the whole SimPacific region.

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Located under the ground and well into the valley is an subterranean network to store and protect munitions used by the Simerican Navy.

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Continuing north, there is the neighborhood for which the surrounding mountains are named after, Vai'anae.

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Towering over the rest of the land is the highest peak on Community Island, Mount Ka'ara, at 4,020 feet, or 1226 meters.

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The last residential neighborhood on the Governor Highway is Pakata. Though it is the furthest neighborhood away from in-town Capitalis, Pakata is the only place on the Leeward Coast with high-rise condominiums.

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Going further north on the Governor Highway, there is the Pakua Valley. It is a point of controversy between Native Paradisians and the Simerican military. The military wants to continue using the valley for training, including the use of live ammunition and artillery. The Native Paradisians want the military to stop, clean up the valley and train somewhere else because of important cultural sites.

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A little further up the Governor Highway, the road ends. The area is known as Ka'ena Point, the western point of Community Island. A wildlife preserve was established here and is the reason the Governor Highway was never fully completed.

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With that note, the Island Tour arc is now completed.

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 hey, very impressed with the look of the farmland, I was wondering in the first photo what farms he has that look so good, then I saw what what they were! Great restrained layout, you must have spent some time studying aerial photos... 

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Retep Molinari:  Thanks!  I'm glad you appreciate my gameplay strategy for this region. 

thingfishs:  Heh, I spent a lot of time with Google Earth to figure out terrain, zoning and roadways.  As for the farms, I went for a strategy of random zoning within an area, and then filled in more zones until the area is filled with farms.

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