Total Nerd 15 Reasons You'd Actually Want To Live In Sunnydale  

Rebecca Shortall
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Ah, Sunnydale, where the weather's always hot because of the town's proximity to the mouth of Hell. This California town from Buffy the Vampire Slayer may be rife with vampires, demons, and werewolves but there are actually a ton of reasons you'd want to live in Sunnydale. Life on the Hellmouth might not be all peaches and cream, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't stake your claim on some prime real estate. 

Sure, constant invasions at the hands of hell-beasts isn't ideal, but there are so many reasons why Sunnydale is a cool town. For every downside, there are plenty of pros to make you see the sunny side of living in Sunnydale. There's a reason this town is considered one of the best small towns in televison history. If you're thinking of making the move to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's home town, there are more than enough reasons to convince you. 

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Real Estate Would Be Hella Affordable


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Living near a Hellmouth would mean a serious slashing on home prices. People keep moving away or dying, so the property values must be insane. There's just way too much supply for the demand. And, really, can you put a price on a two-story home in Southern California with a basement? As long as you're not squeamish about vampires knocking on your door demanding you invite them in, you're looking at the chance to own a home before you turn 35. That's unheard of for most Millennials. What's the odd brush with the undead against being a home owner? 

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The Nightlife Is To Die For


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How can such a small town play host to such a big, banging club? Who cares! Just make sure you're first in line for Sunnydale's hottest nightclub, The Bronze. This club has everything, '90s grunge bands, an industrial warehouse aesthetic, and an exceedingly loose ID policy.

Seriously, what were the likes of Aimee Mann or The Breeders doing in some backwater California town? Doesn't matter, the Bronze didn't charge a cover, it was always easy to have conversations or grab a table, and it's the location of a ton of sweet, choreographed fist fights. Really, how can you go wrong? 

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Everyone Is Drop Dead Gorgeous


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Sunnydale is packed to the gills with gorgeous people. When nerdy Willow, the geek deemed too plain to be noticed be her fellow social outcast and best friend, Xander, looks like Alyson Hannigan, you know you're going to be surrounded by eye candy.  

Come to Sunnydale and be somethered by beautiful people. That should be the town motto. Also, you can be one too! Running from vampires and fighting demons will keep your body banging. There's no better workout than one fueled by fear of the undead. 

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No Job Experience? No Problem


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Finding a job is hard, especially in this economy. Everyone wants you to have three years experience for an entry-level job, but you need an entry-level job to get experience in the first place. It's society's cruelest catch-22. It's not a problem, however, in Sunnydale. Experience isn’t necessary for basically any position, especially in education.

Buffy managed to become the guidance counselor at her old high school, despite the fact that her GPA was abysmal throughout her academic career and she didn't finish college. While that's understandable, seeing as the girl never got any sleep due to the slaying and all, think about how that makes her in any way qualified to shape young minds.

Also, what about all the demons blowing into town, taking up faculty positions at a moment's notice. Who were their references? Where did they teach before? Do they even have schools in Hell? Apparently, just turn up at Sunnydale High, hang around long enough, and you could be the new principal before you know it. 

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