FarmVille in Real Life
Interestingly, neither town has used the social game's popularity to increase its tourism... yet.
Home to Longwood University (singer Jason Mraz was a student) and Hampden-Syndey College (the 10th oldest college in the U.S.), this town of over 6,800 doesn't features expertly sculpted fields, perfect crops but as a sleepy community with close proximity to Lynchburg and Richmond, it's bound to have good lawns.
Farmville, North Carolina
Located in the heart of North Carolina, Farmville boasts a rich farming history that occurred during the early days of tobacco cultivation. Located about an hour away from the urban center of Raleigh, it may have placed less importance on it's farming heritage... until they discover Zynga's version of their town.