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If "Gilmore Girls" Actually Happened In Real Life

Stars Hollow, everyone's favorite fictional town, is actually based on a real small town in Connecticut. And it's just as charming and beautiful.

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Stars Hollow is the beloved fictional town that everyone's favorite Gilmore Girls characters call home. Lorelai and Rory Gilmore created a lifetime's worth of memories in Stars Hollow, and this quaint New England town is loosely based on a combination of real small towns in Connecticut. Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show's creator and executive producer, said the idea for Gilmore Girls was born after she visited the Mayflower Grace Inn in Washington, Connecticut.

"At the time I was there, it was beautiful, it was magical, and it was feeling of warmth and small-town camaraderie," Sherman-Palladino told Desert News in 2001.

Washington and surrounding towns, like New Milford, played a large role in shaping the Stars Hollow that Gilmore Girls fans all know and love.

Here's what it would look like if Lorelai and Rory spent a day hanging out in the real town based on their fictional Connecticut home:


Most importantly, as long as the Gilmore duo had each other, it wouldn't matter if they were in Stars Hollow, Washington, or in another world entirely.

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