On the southernmost shores of the Island, right before entering the rural outlands below, the district of Lauberg stands, sleepy and mellow. Its population nears the 75'000 - the equivalent of a single downtown block in Sedona.
A city by the name of Roughgarden existed in 1750 at the emplacement of modern-day Vessenplatz, Lauberg. Founded by Irish priests in an attempt to gain a new foothold on an island, it was home to a botanist who helped shape rural landscapes in all of the modern-day district. In 1774, a great fire burnt the city to the ground, and this marks all notable settlement for the next 35 years, though many small villages remained.
In 1808, German pioneer Ernst Linden decided to set up a new group of factories in a city he named Georgestown. The factories failed in 1874, though the first instances of sleeper towns already appeared : Lauberg and Mülheim, feeders to the industrial complex.
With Sedona booming in the early 50s, the district expanded considerably southwards. The original settlements remained, but the area took a much more suburban feeling, to become the sleepy massive complex it is nowadays. The cities are remarkably known for a total lack of entertainment (Georgestown and Lauberg have no stadiums, few parks, only one cinema, three museums, to cite a few). Current majors Holsten (WP of Georgestown) and Brandon (PDO of Lauberg) expressed few concerns about raising the concern, pointing at the higher average age (50% of the population is aged 65 and older). This earned, over the years, the suburban district as the "1st World Producer of Boredom", former Sedoner (and short-lived) major Robert Masala claimed.
Georgestown is the easternmost town in the Outskirts. A healthy 25'500 inhabitants community, it is mainly prized by the richer suburban people, and about 60% of the population earn more than $200'000 a month. Needless to say, most VIPs in the islands emigrate there, certainly because of its “no local tax” policy. It is, however, mainly known for its southern hillside – many people love to trek in the ruins there – and its famed hot dogs. It was known as the Ambassador's Square until year 1986, as many embassies had taken residence there. Following the Capital and Foreign Policy Act in 1986, most scattered around Sedona. Nowadays, only the French, Australian, and Canadian embassies remain in Georgestown.
General view of Georgestown, with the Chillad Range on the southern side.
Close up on the northern side - arguably the richest part of the city.
The Eastern side and Ubierring district. The Solar Plant, though a standard power plant, is considered the pride of Georgestown.
Northern entrance to Georgestown and the District. Georgestown's Major's Hall lay on the roundabout, and serves as a model for many such halls in the island.
Mülheim is a small seaside town south of Georgestown, behind the Southern Chillad Range. Most people there are middle-class. Mülheim was built in 1850 as an answer to growing suburbs, around a small German fort (which collapsed from the cliff into the sea in 1967 with the Great South Storm). Many yacht clubs were organized in the area, and there is a marina facility for all residents to park their boats. Rather known for its famous people – Simball player Tony Tarter, astronauts John Armstrong and Billy Jung, and controversial politician Sarah Simlin are natives off the settlement.
Downtown Mülheim. A few higher buildings were built in the 1940s. The Nuclear Power Plant powers a good part of the island.
Lauberg is the seat of the District. It keeps a modest population of 45'000 people, most being lower to middle class. Lauberg is westernmost, and is often referred to “The Last Stop before Peasantland”, an expression popularized by SimNEWS animator Winsley Winston in 2004 as she described the south side of the country. It is a hilly town with few notable landmarks, and most of its population works in Sedona through the Regional Railroads. Since 1925, its population has not grown in size. There is quite a bit of crime in the city - mostly thefts.
The downtown area and district prison around Vessenplatz.
The Promontory is a plateau to the west of the mainland. A few mansions have sprung up since its development from farmlands.
The North Side of the city. It has recently been constructed, but a negative migration rate in other parts of the city only equilibrated the city. The Lucky Girl Casino stands on the shoreline, though only addicts and white collars can truly 'afford' its expensive prices.
Western side. Gentrification is gradually kicking lower-class people further in the rural districts.