Luke and Lorelai. (Credit: The WB/Danny Feld)

4 metro Atlanta towns where 'Gilmore Girls' should've taken place

Let’s get one thing straight: I've definitely never watched “Gilmore Girls.” 

I know nothing of the doting but complicated mother-and-daughter-but-who-are-we-kidding-kind-of-sisters relationship between Rory and Lorelai. I’ve never been sucked in by their nauseatingly witty banter, nor lost sleep over why Lorelai and Luke JUST CAN’T GET IT RIGHT. I also don’t know who this “Dean” guy is, and I sure as heck don’t have any strong feelings about that badboy S.O.B. called “Jess.” 

I’ve never heard of Stars Hollow, the fictional (and really quite beautiful) New England town it’s all set in, either. 

That said...the new season of “Gilmore Girls” comes out next month on Netflix (!) and the full-length trailer is officially here. So here are four metro Atlanta towns and neighborhoods that are very Gilmore-y if you really think about it. 

And, you know, actually know stuff about the show.  

Sept. 22, 2013 - ATLANTA: A small group gathers to enjoy the first annual Hungarian festival on the campus of Agnes Scott College on Sunday. (Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC)
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Right? Agnes Scott College is right there, and its old school architecture and rolling lawns are reminiscent of Rory and Richard’s frequent trips to Yale. 

They’re probably a little hippy-dippy for his taste (or so I’ve heard), but Luke would fit right in serving up coffee at Kavarna or drinks at Universal Joint. 

And you can walk everywhere! 

The Strand Theater. 


Um… ever been to the downtown Marietta square? Stars Hollow livin’ at its best. The Strand Theatre is a big shiny beacon of old timey life, the square has a fountain and gazebo — and there’s a TROLLEY, for Pete’s sake. (It’s an expression people. Pete is not a “Gilmore” character). 

Walk around, check out the shops and restaurants, and bask in the fall weather — because it’s ALWAYS fall in Stars Hollow.

The downtown Lawrenceville square. FILE PHOTO
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Obviously. There’s an historic courthouse (which feels very New England-y) and a legitimate downtown square that hasn’t been completely overrun with newfangled buildings. 

Sound Associates Music has been there for like a million years, and would be a perfect place for Lane (whoever that is) to shred. 

And ever been to Corner Stop Café? Those honey butter biscuits have Luke written all over them.

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April 11, 2015 - Roswell, Ga: Roswell Town Square Saturday afternoon in Roswell, Ga., April 11, 2015. This is a story on a driving tour of the northside. PHOTO / JASON GETZ
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North Fulton, y'all. 

The Roswell Square has been around since way back in 1840, and the Historic District (which includes an old mill!) preserves plenty of that small-town, walk-everywhere kind of Stars Hollow feel.

The restaurant scene is poppin' too — and while a few may be a little...fancy for the Gilmore crew, can't you just see Rory and Dean (or Jess, or whoever — but never Logan) cuddled up over a slice of pizza at The Real Fix?

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