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5 fictional cities we wish we could live in

We’d be lying to you if we said that we’ve never dreamed of moving to a new city. After all, reading is supposed to take you to new places, and there’s truly nothing better than diving into a book and learning *all* about an amazing, albeit fictional place! Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in one of these amazing sets?


This magical city is so charm-ing! Students at Hogwarts get to venture to this magical town once they enter their third year, and some of the most memorable Harry Potter moments have happened there. We’d love to try out a Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks or load up on sugar at Honeydukes. The Weasley twins make sure to stock up on pranks at Zonko’s Joke Shop, while we would prefer to stay out of the mischief and go on a date with our sweetie at Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop! 

Emerald City

While you may remember it best from The Wizard of Oz movie, L. Frank Baum wrote all about it way back in 1900! It’s the capital of the Land of Oz to which Dorothy and her squad traveled on the Yellow Brick Road to. We’d love to take a tour through the beautiful green and gold buildings, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the Wizard himself. 


Before there were travel bloggers and vloggers, Alice was the original adventure gal, something we totally understand. (Did you know that author Lewis Carroll based Alice off of a real girl?!) In the tale, stumbles into Wonderland where she sees some incredible sights (like the gorgeous scenery full of plants and flowers), meets a crazy cast of characters (we’re partial to the Mad-Hatter and the Cheshire Cat) and has some totally unique adventures, like the Mad Tea Party! Sounds right up our alley.


If you’ve been binging on the Netflix series Anne With An E, then pick up Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables and immerse yourself in the world of Avonlea. Anne has some awesome moments in the Green Gables house, including becoming #BFFGoals with Diana. Some Anne super fans have created an IRL Green Gables house on Prince Edward Island, where you can dress up like the characters and buy Anne-inspired merchandise!


Wouldn’t it be amazing to walk into your closet one day and be transported into a magical land? That’s exactly what happens for the Pevensie children in C.S. LewisThe Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. They head into a land filled with mystical creatures and set off on a wild adventure that we could only dream of!

Did we miss any fictional places from your fave books? Tell us which ones in the comments!

Photo credit: Instagram/Jessicaxxlin, Like a Whisper, Screenrant, CinemaBlend, Wired, Road to Avonlea, Disney .

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by Maddie McGee | 7/20/2017