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The community known as Alexandria is one of the show’s central locations The Walking Dead, but where is he supposed to fit in the show business? And where is the physical setting of Alexandria in real life?
Alexandria is one of four joint communities known as the Coalition, the others being Hilltop Colony, The Kingdom, and Oceanside. With the full name Alexandria Safe-Zone, the now walled community was originally a state-of-the-art planned community that included solar panels and green sewage, with home prices ranging from $800,000 to $1.4 million.
Where is Alexandria in the entertainment world?
When the zombie apocalypse happened in The Walking DeadAlexandria was turned into a quarantine zone by the US military to provide a place to live for politicians, including Tevoah Feldshuh Congresswoman Deanna Monroe.
Given the community’s function to house politicians, it makes sense that Alexandria would be located in Virginia, about six miles from Washington DC, according to March of the Living Dead.
Where is Alexandria in real life?
In real life, there is a town called Alexandria in Virginia. However, the Alexandria security zone in The Walking Dead is not filmed in the Old Dominion. Instead, an actual neighborhood in Senoia, Georgia is where the Alexandria scenes have been filmed for the past eight years.
What’s extraordinary about the Alexandria location is that some people actually live in the Senoia neighborhood where it’s filmed and are sometimes asked to turn off their lights at home or avoid certain streets when scenes are filmed and are compensated for their troubles. As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Noted:
“Currently, seven families live in the neighborhood, dubbed the Gin property, five of whom have been there since 2014.”
Scott Tigchelaar, one of the residents of Senoia and a real estate developer who built 10 homes there, even said Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln once personally thanked him for letting them film in the neighborhood. .
AMC has also built quite a few structures in the neighborhood for use in The Walking Dead. But surprisingly, instead of building basic house facades with no interior amenities, AMC actually built 10 fully functional houses with full plumbing and HVAC. These homes will soon be for sale.
With The Walking Dead Wrapping up their 11th and final season, it’s also been reported that Alexandria’s iconic corrugated iron walls – which were put up to keep out zombies – will soon be torn down.
The Walking DeadThe final two episodes of the series air weekly on Sundays, with the series finale airing November 20.