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.
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: