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"Sunnydale. Town's got quaint, and the people: he called me "sir", don't you just miss that? I mean, admittedly, it's not a haven for the brothers. You know, strictly the Caucasian persuasion here in the Dale. But you know you just gotta stand up and salute that death rate. I ran a statistical analysis and, Hello Darkness. Makes D.C. look like Mayberry. And ain't nobody sayin' boo about it. We could fit right in here. Have us some fun."
Mister Trick[src]
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Sunnydale
Category: City
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
State: California
County: Sunnydale County [1]
Locale: Tuscany Valley
Points of interest: The Bronze; Crawford Street Mansion; Sunnydale High School; UC Sunnydale; Doublemeat Palace
Appearances: Buffyverse
1st appearance: "Welcome to the Hellmouth"

Sunnydale is a fictional coastal town located in Southern California. It is the central setting from the 1997-2003 television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sunnydale is conterminous with the city of Santa Barbara and may actually be an incorporated part of the city itself. [2] Though largely a suburban community, it is known for its numerous churches and graveyards. Unlike most American communities, Sunnydale is host to all manner of vampires, demons, ghosts and ghouls. This is due largely to the fact that Sunnydale's high school sits directly atop a Hellmouth - a mystical gateway nexus and aperture into various dimensions of Hell.

Points of Interest Edit

The Bronze
The Bronze is the trendiest night club in all of Sunnydale. Catering primarily to teenagers, it boasts a live band nearly every night and is an accessible hot spot for minors. Daniel Osbourne's band, Dingoes Ate My Baby, frequently performed there. Occasionally, vampires would attack people at the Bronze, but this was seldom.
Crawford Street Mansion
A dilapidated mansion located on Crawford Street, this aging building proved to be an ideal nesting place for vampires. Spike and Drusilla occupied the mansion when they first arrived in Sunnydale and Angel took possession of it shortly after his resurrection.
Doublemeat Palace
Doublemeat Palace is a fast food restaurant change, with a strong presence in West Coast. One restaurant was located in Sunnydale, California. The manager of this establishment was a man named Manny. Other employees included Lorraine Ross, Phillip Todd, Timothy Blane, Gary, Todd, and for a brief period, Buffy Summers. Doublemeat's namesake menu item was the DoubleMeat Medley, which consisted of two layers of meat in between two primary buns, and a third bun in the middle. The top layer of meat was beef, and the bottom layer was chicken.
Summers residence
This was the home of Joyce Summers and her daughter Buffy. In later years, it was also the home of Buffy's younger sister Dawn. Following Joyce's death, the house became a de facto training center for young slayers.
Sunnydale High School
Sunnydale High School was situated directly overtop a Hellmouth and as such, provided a convenient access point for demonic entities wishing to escape from Hell. Buffy Summers, Xander Harris, Willow Rosenberg and Cordelia Chase all attended high school here.
University of California - Sunnydale
UC Sunnydale is where Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg attended college after graduating from Sunnydale High. UC Sunnydale was also a prime proving ground for members of the Initiative - a secret military unit designed to fight the supernatural.
Weatherly Park
In 1997, Buffy Summers patrolled Weatherly Park looking or a powerful vampire she referred to as "Fork Guy". She fought with the one-armed vampire, but the police arrived and he ran off before Buffy could kill him. [3]

TV shows that take place in Sunnydale Edit

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Characters from Sunnydale Edit

Only includes characters that are believed to have been born and raised, or spent the majority of their lives in Sunnydale.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Many of the maps of Sunnydale show throughout the series were actually maps of Santa Barbara with the name "Sunnydale" super-imposed over top of them.

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