There are four neighborhoods in Stormvale: north is the Weather district with streets named after weather phenomena or weather words (Sunny Day Row, Blizzard Street, etc). South is the Animal Kingdom with streets named after animals (Kangaroo Alley, Elk Lane, etc). East is Sweet Valley with streets named after cakes, candies, and pastries (Cupcake Lane, Ribbon Candy Row, etc) and to the west is Plantville with streets named after flowers and trees (Elm Street, Oak Lane, etc). You are free to make things up as far as your character's address is concerned. For those just visiting, Stormvale has a hotel (think, Holiday Inn level) and a motel (think, Motel 6 level).
Taken addresses: 82 East Daisy Ave. (Jaime), 19 Cupcake Lane (Jake), 7 Willow Lane (April), 119 Great Elm Row (Misty), 6 Sundog Street (Simone), 115 Jersey Devil Blvd (Nolan), 404 Reindeer Ave (Dani), 27 Pine Street (Drake & Fiona), 305 Macaroon Way (Ren), 18 Meerkat Blvd (Theo)
A trailer park - excuse me, mobile home community - located just outside the Weather district. The address within range from 2 to 140 Shady Circle. Units can be rented month to month or on a yearly basis, or if someone owns their own unity they can simply rent an empty lot within the park.
Located in Plantville, the apartment complex contains 56 units - 7 buildings of 8 units each. Even numbers are upstairs, odd numbers are downstairs. Units range from studio to two bedroom apartments. These are the smaller, more run-down apartments, and each contains a full kitchen at at least one bathroom - some of the two bedroom units have a bath and a half. The complex address is 972 Rainforest Drive + the unit number (2- 56).
Located in the Animal district, Ivory Towers is the high-end apartment complex. With only 32 units, they're not as easy to come by - if you can afford it, there's still a waiting list for new residents. Each unit is a one, two, or three bedroom unit, equipped with a kitchen and 1.5 - 2 bathrooms. The complex address is 180 Wildebeest Drive + unit number (2 - 32). Odds are first floor units, evens are 2nd floor units. 8 buildings, 4 units each.
Taken units: 1 (office), 8 (Catriona), 19 (Benjamin), 30 (Mark)
Zooquarium It's a zoo, and an aquarium! The indoor aquarium boasts several species of fish (some the rest of the world believes to be extinct) in artfully designed, well-maintained tanks. The zoo part is also a fairly standard zoo, if one overlooks the pen of Velociraptors and the mastodon roaming around with the elephants. There's a charming gift shop, of course, and typical zoo dining.
Employed: Nolan (raptor handler), Dani (IT)
Silver Seas Day Spa Silver Seas Spa isn't huge, but it is tidy and pleasant, with minimal scenting so as not to bother sensitive noses. The lobby is kept clean and welcoming. There are six private massage rooms and six mani/pedi stations as well as a separate room for facials. While the place does cater to tourists, the regulars and locals would have priority over open appointments and favored staff.
Employed: Jaime (massage therapist)
Stormvale Security A combination police office & private security office, Stormvale Security is responsible for the safety of the town - and the occasional hush-up operation when something manages to slip the town's defenses and the surrounding population - or the wrong authorities - get a little too curious.
Employed: Benjamin (Investigator), Miles (Investigator), Misty (officer)
Stormflowers Stormflowers is a little florist located closer to the residential area than a lot of the other businesses. Most types of flowers can be found, and those not in stock can usually be ordered to arrive in a few days. While most of the flowers are cut, they do also offer seeds, seed trays, and potted plants.
Employed: Charlie (shift manager), Anna-Kat (florist)
Vale Diner Vale Diner is simply referred to as the Diner among locals. It's always clean, the staff's usually pretty friendly, and they never mind kids being there (provided they behave and don't bother the other customers, of course). Their pies have won statewide awards and the diner's a popular stop for truckers and tourists passing through as well as the locals.
Employed: Damon (cook/busboy), Lenore (waitress)
Across town from the diner is Vinny's Pizza. It's a small, family owned business that serves pizza by the slice and whole pies. They do deliver locally, and in addition to pizza have a variety of pastas and seafoods to cover most of the bases and appetites of their customers. It's good food for a fair price and one of the popular hangouts for the teen and young adult crowd.
Bob's Burgers While the diner's got general tastes covered, and there's the pizza place for an Italian feel, Bob's Burgers is pretty much burgers. All kinds of burgers and a variety of fries. They serve the best shakes in town as well.
Employed: Bob (Owner), Becca (Waitress)
Starlord's The local coffee shop has an alien/space theme to it, but no wonder when they call it Starlord's. They have all kinds of coffee from plain black to espressos to lattes, and teas. They also have a selection of pastries. Mornings are their busiest time - no surprise there - but they do some good business in the evenings as well.
Employed: Simone (asst mgr), Theo (barista)
The Mechanic It's not even the auto shop - it's really just The Mechanic. It's the only car repair shop in town, but they're fairly honest and knowledgeable. They handle bodywork as well as repairs, oil changes, tire rotations, alignments, and painting.
Employed: Gray (Mechanic)
Winny's Liquors While the town's pretty adaptable as whole, sometimes there are things just so effed up, you need a drink. Winny's there for you. There's the Wall o'Beer to the right, the Wall o'Wine to the back, and the good stuff to the left. In addition to the liquor itself, they carry mixes, snacks, limes, salt, and anything else you could possibly need to get your drink on.
3 Screens 3 Screens is the movie theater. It is the only movie theater in town, and despite the emergence of streaming media, the movie theater still does reasonable business. They show the newest features and on one Friday night a month, they do flashbacks where they show movies from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. They have a variety of snacks - popcorn, candy, peanuts, nachos, and personal pizzas provided by Vinny's.
Employed: Miah (ticket taker/vendor)
Tats 'n' More A recent addition to Stormvale, Tats 'n' More is primarily a tattoo parlor, but they do piercings and hair dyeing as well. While they do have artists on staff, they can also work from other sources to create the perfect tattoo.
Minute Clinic While there's a larger hospital for major surgeries and life-threatening emergencies up in Jacksonville, right in town is the Minute Clinic to handle minor things, or weird things. There's at least one doctor on call at any given time with a solid background in weird who can help out in most situations. The hospital is clean, well-lit, and the staff is friendly.
Seastar Stables Set at the east edge of town near the beach is a small boarding stable that also offers horse rentals for rides on the trails or the beach nearby. Waivers must be signed, all children must be accompanied by adults, and mistreatment of horses will result in a ban. Indoor and outdoor boarding is available for residents with their own horses.
Employed: John (Groundskeeper)
Bluelight Bowling Right down the street from 3 Screens is Bluelight Bowling. With ten lanes, midnight bowling on Fridays, and greasy snack food (and beer!) it's a popular hangout for people of all ages - but mostly the teens and twenties crowd. Or the ones who think they're in their teens and twenties.
Blackwell Curiosity Shoppe This cozy metaphysical shop is home to a large selection of trinkets for the spiritually-inclined. Candles, books, gemstones, incense, jewelry, local artwork, and many other unique, handcrafted items can be found on its shelves. A popular destination for tourists who want to pick up a quirky souvenir or curious locals with an interest in the abstract.
Employed: Catriona (owner)
Other Points of Interest
The Quarry Settled at the south edge of town is a large stone quarry. There are hills of rocks and holes abound, and sometimes gravity seems to not be a thing here. Not all the time, but anyone walking through the quarry on any given day might find themselves floating.
Parket Park It's a child park, a duck pond, and a dog park all in one! Well, all in the same area, at any rate. There's a fenced off playground for children, and a fenced in play yard for dogs (divided into two sections - one for small dogs, one for large dogs), as well as a duck pond surrounded on three sides by shady trees and benches and a sprawling, slightly hilly lawn for picnics.
Rainshower Falls To the west of town is a low cliff with a stream spilling over it into a waterfall. The pond it feeds into is a popular swimming hole in the heat of summer (or the heat of winter on those odd 90° December days) and also a popular place for picnics.
The Forest While it's technically the outskirt of the Croatan National Forest, who has time for all that? It's just 'the forest', and it contains several marked trails for biking, horseback riding, and walking. It is part of Stormvale, so all quirks are working in the forest, and it's a popular place for those with some sort of therianthrope alter-speciesism to run on the full moon.
The Beach Stormvale does extend down to a couple mile stretch on the coast - lucky for those who have aquatic-related quirks. The beach is free, open to all residents, and while dogs are allowed they must be on leash. Horseback riding is allowed, but it is strongly encouraged to watch out for sunbathers - no one likes a trampling when they're catching rays.
Silent Acres Nestled on a slightly hilly span of ground is Silent Acres, the Stormvale cemetery. It's rumored to be haunted, though pretty much anyone native to the town can assure visitors it's not so much rumor as it is fact. It's haunted. There are ghosts. And boy, are they noisy!