Founded in 1832 by Henri Dutranoit of New Orleans, Twin Bayous served as an important hub for cotton exports out of the south in the ante-bellum days and was occupied early on by Union forces during the Civil War. After the war, thousands of refugees from the war-torn South traveled through the port of Twin Bayous aboard steamboats bound for Galveston, Texas. However, the town suffered economic hardship for a number decades when railroad by-passed the town. During the Prohibition and Great Depression, the town did see a brief revival as it became a resort town known for its speakeasies and casinos. At one point it was known as the Hollywood of the south when Plumbob Pictures opened a studio there. In the 1940’s a hurricane wiped out all of the homes and farms in the Eastern Annex. So, today there are only empty lots in that part of town.
“The moonlight on the bayou, a creole tune that fills the air,
I dream about magnolias in bloom, and I’m wishin’ that I was there.”
The town is unpopulated – you will need to BYOS (Bring Your Own Sims).
Twin Bayous was built from the Twinbrook map, which shipped with The Sims 3: Ambitions, but this custom world does not look at all like Twinbrook.
Total Lots: 127
Residential: 66 (10 of which are empty lots)
File size: ~85 MB
World Adventures EP01, Ambitions EP02, Late Night EP03, Generations EP04, Pets EP05, Showtime EP06, Supernatural EP07, Seasons EP08, University Life EP09, Island Paradise EP10
No CC required except Riverview Free World. Riverview is required for the world. If it’s not installed, none of the farm items will show up.
Venues and Rabbit holes
Bistro, Bookstore, City Hall, Consignment Store, Criminal HQ, Diner, Dive Bar, Dive Bar Criminal, Equestrian Center, Fire Department, Horse Training Grounds, Hospital, Junkyard, Library, Mausoleum, Military Base, Movie Studio, Office Block, Police Station, Salon, School, Science Facility, Spa, Stadium, Subways, Supermarket, Theatre, Varg’s Tavern, Elixir Consignment Store, Gym, Laundromat, Karaoke bar, Flying V’s Coffeehouse, Nibbles Café, Church, Pool, Sim Burger, Market Basket, Beach, Museum, Arcade, Motel, Ports (4), Dive Lot, Local Watering Hole, Resort
Twin Bayous also has all of the University rabbit holes. You will need the NRaas Careers Mod for Twin Bayous with University (see details here).
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Looking from the south along the coast
Looking from the west at night
Trailer homes along Tobacco Road
High-rises along Studio Parkway
Moderately priced homes on the east-end of town
Businesses along East Avenue
The Mansion district
The sheriff’s station and hospital
City hall and Central Park
The old cotton wharves on the harbor
Old Victorian homes near the lighthouse
Apartments and homes along Oak Road
Vacation homes along Palm Boulevard
A view of the city looking from the Gulf
The Gulf Bridge and the twin bayous on the other side of the harbor
Farmland south of town
A view of Bridgeview Point
Bridgeview Point with a view of the lighthouse and the bridge
Sunrise on Signal Hill