Also known as Gotham Heights, Bristol Township is a growing community situated on the western shore of the Queens River and has become home to the wealthiest of those fleeing Gotham City. Gated communities are the order of the day, with the newest, the Palisades, is among the most desirable real estate in Gotham County. Wayne Manor, the crown jewel of Bristol Township, sits in Crest Hill, a small village best known for its autumn Apple Festival. At the foot of Crest Hill, along the Liberty River, lies the suburb of Brentwood, an upper-middle class suburb and home to the Brentwood Academy, a prestigious private school.
Located on the eastern shore of the East River, Somerset Township is a principally rural area with small, single family homes built on large lots along wide country roads. Light industrial sites are scattered amongst the agricultural plots and at the edges of the small, rural communities. Notable industry in Somerset includes the Victoria Place Research Centers, Gotham Power and Light's Experimental Generation Plant and Irving Grove, a little residential community near Dayton National Forest. Beyond the power plant is the colorfully named Slaughter Swamp State Park, so named because it was a favored spot for mobsters to dispose of bodies during the 1940s and 1950s.
|South Darby Township lies across the inaccurately named North River from Gotham's North Island and has benefited from the flight of manufacturing from the city itself. Over the past forty years, it has become home to the Archie Goodwin International Airport; the Luxor Oil's Gotham Refinery Complex, the Gotham Rail auxiliary yards, Wayne Enterprises' Center for Research and Development and a Queen Chemicals plant. In addition, numerous commercial-industrial parks have sprung up around the airport along with numerous hotel and convention facilities; much to the irritation of Gotham City officials.|
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