What The Simpsons' Springfield Looks Like In Real Life

At last, Matt Groening has revealed where The Simpsons is actually located: the actual Springfield is in Oregon, a suburb of Eugene near Portland, the city where Groening grew up. We went through the entire city to find what the most important locations look in real life.

Talking to Smithsonian Magazine's Claudia de la Roca, Groening finally confessed:

Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon. The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show "Father Knows Best" took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realised it was just a fictitious name.

I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, "This will be cool; everyone will think it's their Springfield." And they do.

Take a look at what every place looks in real life. Some of them are similar. Others don't share any similarities at all. Springfield in Oregon doesn't seem as charming as the one in The Simpsons.

Where's Apu?

Definitely as crappy as the real Moe's.

Big Burger = Krusty's?

Elementary school.

The athletics grounds.

First Church.

City Hall (horrible).

The nearby lake.

A typical house in Springfield.

Sports cards shop.

Public library.

On the positive side, there's no nearby nuclear power plant. But this kind of looks like the grounds for the one in the series.

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Comments

    It's kinda not even remotely similar at all.

    "Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon"
    Is not the same as "The Simpsons is set in Springfield, Oregon"

    terrible

    Your comparisons are bad.

    And you should feel bad.

    So where is Shelbyville?

    I am not seeing any likeness but people have to realise that most Springfield landmarks are stereotypical versions of what they are trying represent.

    Should this town be proud of being the Springfield? lets face it, the Simpsons Springfieldians arent the smartest bunch of people and really doesnt shine a good light on the real Springfield.

    I can just see huge groups of people now rushing to Oregon to visit Springfield.

    Could you not find a typical house in Springfield with garage on the right?

    i thought it was a little similar. interesting to see anyways

    why did Groening give this away? was a nice piece of thought for the past 23 years

    The inset image used for "The athletics grounds" is not of Springfield, it's Louisville, Kentucky (Kentucky being one of the four states that border Springfield, according to Flanders in The Simpsons Movie)

    It's a Jesus article again.

    Whenever you read a bad article - he's the author.

    Pathetic reporting.

      If you setup a partition to sign, I'll sign it.

    Wow... what a fail..

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