I've just re-started to play Simcity 4, and after a few horrible disasters, this one looks pretty good. The name is quite well suited for the city, as I intend to make it a high-wealth paradise, much like Monaco. About 5 years ago, a groop of over-taxed wealthy people decided to build a city of their dreams: Full of Cash, low taxation (on the wealthy, screw the poor) & a bunch of women in low amounts of clothing So they searched for a nice looking spot, and found an area without any previous inhabitants. There, on a smallish island, they first built the Mayor's House, on the highest point of the island, named Carlton Peak. Now the town has grown, and has already had to raise land from the sea to accomodate all of the wealth. It is visible as the first land movement project was done to accomodate the ring-road, named Corniche. At the moment there are only a few high-rise areas zoned, most of them near the tourist area. All buildings are therefore medium-rise, the highest tenements being 10 floors high. This was a idea put forward by the city leaders, as it would create a large-ish looking town, without strianing the road network too much. Here is the island at 4 AM, getting ready to wake up for another productive day: The College, Elementary & High Schools, Museums & Library are all on the same area, making field trips easy: The Garbage disposal is on the continent, and the ferry trip for the 12 commuters must be quite long & smelly: Note that all garbage is burnt, as there isn't a landfill anywhere. As the town is situated on an island with a hill, the landscape is very terraced: This is where the rich people live, well named as Beverly Hill: The highest point on the island is the Hospital's Landing Pad. Also, the Fire & Police Stations are here, giving a quick passage anywhere in the island: Carlton Beach, with the city casino & marina. Tonight there's a small beach party: The area slotted for tourism: Has the Hotel, some local shops & The Living Mall. The Cruise Ship Port is just right of the hotel. The Mall also has a hotel, actually the 2 walls are covered in rooms. The public transportation system is very good in Carlton City, as are the walkways. Due to a few recent bus stop additions, road traffic has gone down by 300 during the last few months. The bus system has been a real life-saver for the road system, as road traffic has been reduced by 1/4th, even though the population has doubled simultaneously. The high Pedestrian traffic is because of the clever mixing of Residential & Commercial areas, so that most jobs are a walk or small busride away. Quite a nice start in 5 years. And there are 3 new large projects being thought of: A new high-rise residential area, a port & an airport. But all of these projects will cost a lot of money, so it is a tough call. There aren't any Industries at all, although some High-Tech areas are planned for the future. I'll post a screen of the region (which I did with PSP in a few mins) later today or tomorrow. I'm thinking of creating a huge city which would be 3x3 Large plots (the region size) big. Also, more on the city as I build it. This is what came in a single sessionand I am sure to play more now that it's started out nicely. I'm using 5 big mods: Network Addon, Euro Road Textures, Euro Cars, Street Light Colour Pack & Cousin Vinnie Ordinance.