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I've been trying to determine Sanctuary Hills's real world location and it's proving a little.. difficult.

The best match I have found that looks visually similar from an overhead view is Warner's Pond which even has the little island in the center. Mind you, this is not a perfect match. And looking at the area with Google Earth shows there isn't much housing just lots of vegetation.

Using Lake Cochituate as a Latitude guide and Lake Quannapowitt as a Longitude guide, Warner's Pond fits almost perfectly for where Sanctuary Hills should be at while still maintaining the appearance of the area you've come to know.


Warner's Pond zoomed in:

Warner's Pond - where it'd be in game if it were in game..

Fallout 4 map showing the two lakes and Sanctuary Hills:

Thoughts? Also anyone with a better idea of where it may be.. post!

RE: Sanctuary Hills real world location Edit

I've been looking for it as well. I would suggest it is somewhere on Lowell Rd, the in game sanctuary hills road is probably made up. This location is not so far from Minute Man National Historical Park - North Bridge and as we know Minute Man/Minutemen appear in the game. If we would rely on map icons, for Concord it looks like it's exactly where google places Concord and that would be in the same general direction (South-Southeast) from sanctuary hills, if we place it somewhere off lowell rd. Adittionally i think where Skylanes Flight 1981 icon appears, would be near where Laurence G Hanscom Field in the ral world is (Bethesda didn't want more airfields?). Also note where Lexington on the real world map is, then you will see, why i can't agree that Warner's Pond has been implemented on its original location.

So much for general directions on the map, but what you found looks like it's in game counterpart of course, but as i stated above, not where it actually is.

The way i think it has been probably done is that bethesda took Warner's Pond and placed it a bit closer to concord. It's a game after all and real world map hasn't been just transferred to it.

So, that's my opinion on it. What do you think?

RE: Sanctuary Hills real world location Edit

Sorry, you're both wrong. Sanctuary Hills is located at Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA.

It's the specific location of the wooden bridge in Sanctuary (known as North Bridge), as well as the Minute Man Statue. It also perfectly explains the 'Minute Men' in the game.

The exact location, with the statue and wooden bridge visible in the distance, can be viewed in this panoramic photo; [1]

- Haze1434

Great, but it looks as if the statue is on the wrong side then (ingame) HomerDOHSimpson (talk) 20:18, April 24, 2016 (UTC)
So yeah, the statue is in the wrong place and it's the wrong bridge, but...this is the right road to Concord, looking south from a suspiciously on the money cul de sac--

Uhhhh...Sanctuary is real?

Bodhisattvah (talk) 07:25, April 27, 2017 (UTC)

This whole thread can be explained if you follow Preston Garvey and the rest of the minutemen in When Freedom Calls He will say it is the old north bridge. Hope that helps.The Reincarnation Of Akatosh (talk) 22:39, April 24, 2016 (UTC)

RE: Sanctuary Hills real world location Edit

The location is probably not Warner's Pond in real life. The town to the south-east direction is called West Concord. Towards east you can find Concorde. IMO Bethesda chose random things from real life and made up Sanctuary Hills. The location of Lowell Road Bridge is the perfect match of Sanctuary wooden Bridge. However, in real life it is made of stone, concrete and steel. But the direction of the bridge, the south-east direction of Concord is also a good match ingame. Yes, the Minuteman Statue is very close too, but not the same location in real life.
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