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A neighborhood in The Sims series is a place that consists of lots. Initially, neighborhoods were small (10 lots in The Sims base game) and consisted of only residential lots, but later expansions for The Sims allowed community lots. This pattern was continued into The Sims 2; with Open for Business, Sims could buy community lots and establish businesses there. Residential lots could also be rezoned into dormitories (with The Sims 2: University), hotels (The Sims 2: Bon Voyage), and apartments (The Sims 2: Apartment Life). The Sims 3 introduced rabbit holes, public buildings where Sims work, shop, attend class, eat, or attend events, that the user cannot see into.

The Sims

  • In The Sims, the first and only neighborhood is SimLane.
  • Unleashed introduces Old Town, a bigger and much wider version of Sim Lane, and is also the same as above.

The Sims 2

  • The Sims 2 allows for players to create all-new neighborhoods from scratch, coming with neighborhood terrain templates that can be used by players. Also, SimCity 4 can be used to create custom terrains.

The Sims 3

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