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The Sims 4 worlds

Here is the list of worlds shipped with The Sims 4 base game and expansion packs.

The Sims 4 does NOT offer additional download-able world, and there is NO ability for players to make custom worlds, as it was possible with Create-a-World for The Sims 3.

Image World name Game Neighbor
hoods
Residential
lots
Community
lots
Secret
lots
Special
lots
Oasis Springs Oasis Springs The Sims 4 6 16 5 1
Willow Creek Willow Creek The Sims 4 6 16 5 1
Newcrest Newcrest The Sims 4 3 15
Granite Falls Granite Falls Outdoor Retreat 2 5 rental 1 1
Magnolia Promenade Magnolia Promenade Get to Work 1 4
Windenburg Windenburg Get Together 4 14 13 3
San Myshuno San Myshuno City Living 4 18 total 1
Forgotten Hollow Forgotten Hollow Vampires 1 5
Brindleton Bay Brindleton Bay Cats & Dogs 4 11 5
Selvadorada Selvadorada Jungle Adventure 2 4 rental 3
Del Sol Valley Del Sol Valley Get Famous 3 6 5 1
StrangerVille StrangerVille StrangerVille 2 9 2 1
Sulani Sulani Island Living 3 11 3
Glimmerbrook Glimmerbrook Realm of Magic 1 5 1
Britechester Britechester Discover University 3 13 total

Note: I do not have The Sims 4 game to make myself list of lots in each world as I did for The Sims 3 worlds. Contents of each world article including list of lots is copied from sims.fandom.com.

Palace III 5×5 (Trianon 2013)

After several critics regarding Palace II‘s lack of elegance, and Palace I‘s messy floor plan, too few rooms, non-rectangular rooms and bad interior design, I decided in April 2013 to build a new The Sims model of Trianon Palace from Floresti, Romania, built by Cantacuzino Family in 1910 and abandoned (more details).

I broke my personal record of the most expensive house in The Sims 2. I have playtested it and modified it twice in May and for third time in July, before publishing on my website, to be sure that will be awesome.

 
 

This time I slightly broke away from the design of the real palace, I changed building shape, for enhancing its beautifulness and help the furniture layout, I have put trees all around the pool (the real palace have no tree around fountain), and compared with the 2009 Palace, the building grew 2 squares in width and 1 square in depth, and got 6 extra rooms.

There are now 19 rooms in total: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 HUGE ballroom, 6 additional rooms, 4 hallways. All rooms are connected with double doors to prevent traffic jams, as it is designed for large families of 8 sims.

The sun is now from street side (because the back terrace was anyway in darkness due to roof).

WARNING: I do not recommend this building for normal playing, it is HUGE and inefficient like how beautiful it is, send Sims in bad mood due to time wasted walking around. Also beware of utility bills, they cost about $1200.

Facade and palace floor plans
  
  

Palace interior design
  
  
  

Lot size: 5×5.
Lot facing: South.
House size: 28 x 21 squares.
Floor area: 672 squares (426 lower 246 upper) + 124 squares of terraces  + 128 squares of void.
Pool area: 234 squares (28 x 13) + 6 squares islands.

Basic version made with Nightlife
House price: $506.907 (unfurnished $189.416).
Expansions required: Nightlife only.

Enhanced version (shown in above pictures): added cornices, different paint for disco room (from Apartment Life), guitars, drum kit (from University).
Lot price: $533.989 (unfurnished $189.237).
Expansions required: University, Nightlife, Apartment Life.

The REAL palace I inspired my The Sims 2 palace from

Construction started from 1907, it was abandoned after World War I while still being under construction, windows and interior finishes never done, it was destroyed by 1977 earthquake when 4 of its 5 chimneys collapsed over internal walls, but major destruction occurred after fall of communism in 1989 by local people stealing bricks from internal walls, leaving only exterior marble walls standing. Read more on Palace Trianon Floresti page.

Palatul Cantacuzino Micul Trianon Floresti

The Sims 3 list of worlds & lots

Here is the list of worlds shipped with The Sims 3 base game and expansion packs, as well as worlds downloadable from Store. Click each world name to see list of lots and download Sims3Pack world files. In total there are 23 worlds with 1845 lots and 499 families.

World image World (expansion) Number
of lots
Number
of families
Street layout Lot sizing Landscape
Worlds shipped with game
Sunset Valley Sunset Valley
(base game)
92 24 ★★
Twinbrook Twinbrook
(Ambitions)
82 24 ★★ ★★★ ★★
Bridgeport Bridgeport
(Late Night)
82 28 ★★
Appaloosa Plains Appaloosa Plains
(Pets)
69 21 ★★
Starlight Shores Starlight Shores
(Showtime)
73 25 ★★ ★★
Moonlight Falls Moonlight Falls
(Supernatural)
81 19 ★★★ ★★
Isla Paradiso Isla Paradiso
(Island Paradise)
118 24 ★★ ★★★
Sub-worlds shipped with game
Shang Simla Shang Simla
(World Adventures)
47 12 ★★★ ★★
Champs Les Sims Champs Les Sims
(World Adventures)
58 9 ★★★ ★★
Al Simhara Al Simhara
(World Adventures)
46 15 ★★
Sims University Sims University
(University Life)
56 15 ★★ ★★ ★★
Oasis Landing Oasis Landing
(Into the Future)
65 20 ★★ ★★ ★★★
Downloadable worlds
Riverview Riverview 95 27 ★★ ★★★ ★★
Barnacle Bay Barnacle Bay 93 26 ★★★ ★★★ ★★
Hidden Springs Hidden Springs 85 25 ★★ ★★★
Lunar Lakes Lunar Lakes 86 22 ★★★ ★★★
Lucky Palms Lucky Palms 96 22 ★★ ★★
Sunlit Tides Sunlit Tides 86 23 ★★ ★★★
Monte Vista Monte Vista 89 26 ★★ ★★ ★★
Aurora Skies Aurora Skies 88 20 ★★★ ★★★ ★★
Dragon Valley Dragon Valley 81 22 ★★ ★★★
Midnight Hollow Midnight Hollow 92 25 ★★★ ★★
Roaring Heights Roaring Heights 94 25 ★★★ ★★ ★★

Credits to sims.wikia.com for world images.

Rating criteria:
Street layout:
 I love urban-like worlds, streets with dense rows of lots on both sides, I hate lots spread around the map.
Lot sizing: I love worlds having many standard lot sizes: 20×20, 20×30, 30×30, 30×40, 40×40, balanced towards smaller lots, I hate odd-sized lots (non-divisible by 10).
Landscape: I love sea and mountains, I hate desert.

Which is YOUR favorite world? And most-hated world?

Excel table – list of houses in each The Sims 3 world

Since I installed The Sims 3 in 2013 I compiled in Excel a table with all lots in every world. Database format: Lot address, Lot size, Lot name, Family name. Considering that I spent some time writing every lot (about 1 hour per world), and NO equivalent database is available on internet, I deserve one dollar for each world!

Buy full Excel file:


Free SAMPLE List of Lots in Sunset Valley only

Note: in 2019 someone informed me that installing certain expansion packs can alter lots in each world, making my list of lots potentially inaccurate. I do not remember what expansion packs I had installed 6 years ago when I made this table.

Usually I used minimum expansions (I made list of lots in Sunset Valley and Riverview, then installed Ambitions to make list of lots in Twinbrook, then installed next expansion pack that add a world, etc). I think whenever not installing Ambitions may have altered lots in words from future expansion packs. I did not installed expansion / stuff packs that does not add worlds and I think that some may alter lots in existing worlds.

About Teoalida as The Sims player

The Sims 2 is my favorite game, and I love architecture, I built over 50 houses which I offer for free download on this website. I also built several houses in The Sims 3. Beside playing the game as it was intended, I also practiced urban planning building large cities with apartment-like blocks.

Read here about my other hobbies. I also design real life houses and apartment blocks (architectural design services) in AutoCAD. See http://www.teoalida.com/design/houseplans/.

My story as The Sims player

My journal in Sims began in 2003 when I received original The Sims game from a friend. I did not enjoyed it much.

In 2004 I connected to neighborhood LAN and later to internet and was able to download The Sims 2, but low-specs computer did not allowed me to play it properly. I started playing The Sims 2 in mid-2005 when my dad bought a more powerful video card, and it became my favorite game.

I built several houses in The Sims 2 and played with families in it, the houses were not great in terms of architecture, most of my early houses had a single room for living, dining, kitchen and at upper floor had 2 bedrooms and 3 double beds (because I was playing a family of 6 sims), example L-Shaped House 2008.

But the really impressive were the neighborhoods with decorative apartment blocks, IslaSegundo (2006), Pleasantview (2007), StarlingSprings (2008).

Pleasantview

In 2008 I started designing realistic buildings in AutoCAD and left the gaming world.

In 2009 I started my first website, featuring my portfolio of AutoCAD building designs and articles about housing in various countries, but it also had a page for The Sims 2 houses.

I returned in The Sims 2 in late 2011. In December 2011 I made a poll, to decide the size of my future houses: How big is the family that you usually play? 75% voted for 3-4 sims, rest of votes being for 1-2, 5-6, 7-8 Sims.

In 2012 after discovering live chat widgets for websites I got first major feedback about my houses:

  • Critics about messy floor plans. So I try to make rooms rectangular, for realism and beautifulness.
  • Critics about unrealistic houses with too few rooms. So I kept building houses with 3-4 rooms but not all are used as bedrooms. If you have only 4 Sims, feel free to delete beds and reuse the room for other purposes (example Federal Fortress have 6 rooms!).
  • Critics about lack of diversity. Indeed I had many similar houses in 2012, but today I build a variety of house sizes, from Starter Home 1×1 (67 squares) to Palace Trianon Floresti 5×5 (672 squares), decorated in a variety of styles.
  • Critics about decorative. I admit, I pay attention to architecture and functionality according Sims rules, rather than decorating realistically.

I compiled the following neighborhood using all the The Sims 2 houses built by me (plus few downloaded houses). NO housing lot has been rotated, because rotating them will rotate lighting direction too, and will look really messy.

All Maxis-made neighborhoods of The Sims 2 sucks except Pleasant View. Others have roads too far away and sloped roads. I need a neighborhood with many roads at 5 tiles apart. So I downloaded some from modthesims.info, which again, most sucks. The only somewhat appealing was Mountainside Village and used it for about 1 year until I ran out of space (some houses are multiplied to fill all the space, but I ran out of space in terms of space for certain lot sizes).

  
  

So since 2013 I switched to Lake Crossing downloaded from gethanesims.prismbaby.com, this map is split in 3 quarters by lakes and at this moment I have built only 1 quarter.

If you wonder why there is no Sims population: in this neighborhood I only place my houses to create a nice-looking city, such big city takes several minutes to load which would make playing difficult. So, when I play with Sims families, I use another neighborhood with just few houses.

 

I started playing The Sims 3 in January 2013, but I didn’t enjoyed it like The Sims 2. The growing business forced me to stop playing all games in late 2013.

I played The Sims 4 when Origin allowed us to play for 48 hours for free, and did not believed what piece of shit it is. Reminds me of The Sims 1.

My online business reached an income that allow me to be independent from my family while working less, so I can play games again occasionally. But The Sims 2 did not worked well on Windows 10 so I had to plug in my old desktop with Windows XP every time I wanted to play game. I resumed working at StarlingSprings megacity in 2016 and finished it in 2017 and also built a couple of new houses.

StarlingSprings

In August 2018 I bought an used laptop HP Elitebook 8540w ($250) purposely because it is one of the latest models that offer support for Windows XP and have resolution 1920×1080, this allow me to play The Sims 2 while doing my professional work on my desktop. I copy houses on desktop computer where I take screenshots in 4K resolution (3840×2160), a $600 monitor bought in July 2018.

My past house design were a mess, some having white fence, some brown fence, some hedges all around lot, etc. I started to renovate most important houses built over years to standardize several architectural styles and compile a new neighborhood with all them:

  • Starter homes: black roof tiles (default color), simple walls.
  • Ranch-style: gray roof tiles, walls with siding cover in various colors, white windows.
  • Mansion-style houses: red roof tiles, walls with white bricks or siding, dark or light wood windows.
  • Modern houses: flat roof, walls in various colors, black windows.
  • Special houses: few houses do not follow above standards.

Here are new screenshots of my houses on AutumnBay neighborhood… notice the 4K resolution!

Excel databases

I also love working in Excel, making databases, statistics and data analysis. In 2012 I made an Excel file with list of items in The Sims 2. In 2013 I made an Excel file with list of lots in each world of The Sims 3, I feel this necessary because in The Sims 3 the lots are fixed on map and cannot be edited like in The Sims 2.

In November 2018 I decided to post list of lots directly on website, this doubled/tripled website traffic and made me to create similar table with list of lots for The Sims 1 (December 2018) and The Sims 2 (April 2019) too.

Modern Symmetry 2×3 N 260

My second Modern House, a more realistic version of The Cube of Glass, now having internal walls instead of open floor plan. This home contains four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and plenty of unused space should be enough even for a family of eight Sims. Made in October 2012.

  
  

Lot size: 2×3.
Lot facing: North
House price: $162.099.
House size: 14×12.
Floor area: 260 squares, plus 38 squares of terraces.
Pool area: 42 squares.
Expansion needed: Open for Business.
Custom Content recommended: The Embrasure by Ergo Privacy.

Britechester

BritechesterBritechester is a world included in The Sims 4: Discover University. It is home to two college campuses, University of Britechester and Foxbury Institute. With Seasons installed, the world will have frequent cloudy and rainy days.

Neighborhoods

Britechester consists of three neighborhoods.

University of Britechester
Foxbury Institute
Gibbs Hill

Lots

There are thirteen lots in Britechester, including 2 university common lots, 5 university housing lots, 1 library, 1 bar and 4 residential lots.

Families

New families

Fletcher family – Briny Tower – §4,000
Cameron Fletcher

Cameron Flectcher is all about learning new things at school, he’s just not sure how to make friends with the people around him. But with just a little nudge in the right direction Cameron is sure to master university life.

Elderberry family – Spring Steppes – §25,000
Ekram Elderberry, Eleanore Elderberry, Rohan Elderberry

Ekram and Eleanore have lived in Gibbs Hill all their lives from young love, to a growing family, and finally into retirement. Eleanore loves seeing the new students appear each term, but Ekram isn’t always as fond of the young adults taking over their quiet town. Recently the couple’s teenage grandson, Rohan, came to live with them as he prepares to go to university soon. Rohan will soon finish high school and have to make his final decision on what university he wants to attend.

Best of Friends household – Darby’s Den – §5,000
Julia Wright, Becca Clarke

Julia and Becca have been the best of friends since they first met in kindergarten. Nobody that knows them could imagine them going to university without the other one by her side. Now as they’re starting a whole new journey into university it’s up to the pair to see if their friendship will survive this new adventure and carry them through to adulthood.

Returning families

Pleasant family – Mossy Lane – §20,000
Lilith Pleasant, Angela Pleasant

Angela and Lilith Pleasant have moved into an old family home located in Gibbs Hill to attend the prestigious universities in Britechester. It will be a true test to find out whether their bond as twins can overcome their differences. Their majors have already split them into separate universities, but whether they will be at odds or work together to make it through is a new challenge in their life.

Trivia

This is the first university-themed world in The Sims series that is a main residential world, unlike the college sub-neighborhood worlds of The Sims 2: University and The Sims 3: University Life.

It is the first university world to contain two universities at the same time: the three universities in The Sims 2: University were all in separate worlds.

Each hall within the University of Britechester references different names for dragons, likening their mascot being a dragon. One of the halls has the name “Darkwing” which is one of the default names for the dragon familiar in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic.

Apartment block U-shaped

An apartment block intelligently designed to make its external shape as complex is possible, 44 segments of facade, while internal rooms are all rectangular. It feature a very efficient floor plan with two big rooms living and dining 7×6 squares, three bedrooms 4×4 squares, two bathrooms 4×2 an 3×2 squares, each room having 2 doors to other rooms to prevent sims getting stuck.

 

Lot size: 3×3.
Lot facing: North.
Lot price: $425,975, unfurnished $96,863.
Rental price: $2,868
Building size: 26×21.
Apartment sizes: 146 squares plus 8 squares balcony.
Floor area: 660 squares (excluding 29 squares of void).
Pool area: 68 squares.
Expansions required: Apartment Life.

Glimmerbrook

GlimmerbrookGlimmerbrook is a world included in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic. It is a secluded woodland area with a mystical feel to it. The landscape is inspired by national parks located in the Northwestern region of the United States. It features a portal to The Magic Realm.

Neighborhoods

Glimmerbrook has one residential neighborhood with five lots, with an additional secret lot called The Magic Realm that can be accessed through a portal at the top of a waterfall.

Lots

There is a total of five normal lots, including four residential lots and one community lot, and one special lot.

Residential

Inhabited
Rock Ridge Canyon, owned by Charm
Creek Side Corner, owned by Amicable Acolytes

Uninhabited
Brooks Bridge Borough

Empty lots
Glimmerbrook Watch 30×20

Community lots
Elixirs and Brews – Bar

Hidden lots
The Magic Realm

Families

Charm family – Rock Ridge Canyon – §30,000
Minerva Charm, Darrel Charm, Gemma Charm, Emilia Ernest

The Charm Family has produced generations of distinguished Spellcasters, as Minerva often reminds her children. Gemma resents her family’s high expectations even though she secretly wants to make them proud. Darrel is an aspiring duelist who just got engaged to Emilia, a newly ascended Spellcaster who has a lot to live up to.

Amicable Acolytes – Creek Side Corner – §10,000
Grace Anansi, Tomax Collette

Grace and Tomax have been roommates ever since they first became Spellcasters. They have day jobs, but magic is their main focus, and they’ve got a friendly competition going to see who will become an Adept Spellcaster first!

NPCs
L. Faba (Sage of Mischief Magic)
Morgyn Ember (Sage of Untamed Magic)
Simeon Silversweater (Sage of Practical Magic)

Home Alone house 3×3 S 396

Real Home Alone HouseI built in The Sims 2 the famous house of Kevin McCallister from favorite movies: Home Alone 1 & 2, in September 2012, after I got its location and floor plan. A luxury property for families up to 8 sims, decorated including the rear garage and minivan seen in movie, but it resulted a messy floor plan.

Home Alone house address: 671 Lincoln Street, Winnetka, Illinois. A 2-story house plus attic and basement, 4250 square feet, built in 1921.

Most of interior shots were not made in the real house, instead the interior has been rebuilt in a filming studio, featuring a slightly different floor plan, for doing stunts and setting traps easier.

See floorplan of real house, and of movie house.

Home Alone House day Home Alone House facade Home Alone House rear
Home Alone House night Home Alone House first floor plan Home Alone House second floor plan

Lot size: 3×3.
Lot facing: South
House price: $213,496.
House size: 20×12.
Floor area: 396 squares + 40 squares garage + 34 squares terraces.
Pool area: 72 squares.
Expansions required: Nightlife only (The Sims 2 Deluxe).

Condominium 4 blocks S 136

I planned this condominium using AutoCAD to make it as big as possible while keeping under limit of 2100 wall segments. I made 4 identical blocks with 9 floors, floors 1-7 having 136 squares and 60 wall segments, floor 8 having 88 squares and 44 wall segments, floor 9 having 24 squares and 20 wall segments. total 1936 wall segments. Then I built half-height walls that do not count towards wall limit. Then I build foundation and pool that does count towards wall limit but can be built even after 2100 limit was reached. It took about 5 hours to build in October 2018.




Lot size: 6×5.
Lot facing: South.
Lot price: $502,094, unfurnished $473,684.
Floor area: 4256 squares + 1427 squares balconies (floor 1 is 136 squares, floors 2-7 are 136 squares + 40 squares balconies, floor 8 is 88 squares + 64 squares balconies, floor 9 is 24 squares + 64 squares balconies).
Pool area: 308 squares.
Expansions required: Apartment Life.