Middle Earth Real Estate
I decided to list the best real estate in Middle Earth and the best places to live in order from 1 to 10. (This is only from the era of The Hobbit through The Lord of the Rings.)
1. Lothlórien! This is the place I would move to right away and where I would live forever. It is a place of beauty and wisdom where Elves are both wise and brave.
2. The Grey Havens! This is a city full of memory and of sadness and hope. The sea would call but this is a great place for those who cannot decide if they want to actually leave Middle Earth.
3. Thranduil’s Halls! There would never be a dull moment here among these dangerous Elves who shoot first and ask questions later as they party. I would not recommend living here for the faint of heart.
4. Rivendell (Imladris)! This is a place of beauty and of rest. Known as the Last Homely House, Imladris is a place for peace and finishing good books. You might get bored after a few thousand years here though.
5. Rohan! If the horse people accept you into their hearts, there you will stay. You will not find a more hardy and hale group of humans elsewhere in Middle Earth.
6. Erebor! The Dwarves may have fought dearly for this home, but gold and laughter have filled its halls since. If you wish to live among the Dwarves, I would highly recommend this place as there is little chance of you dying from Balrogs.
7. Gondor! Gondor stands almost as proud and tall as it used to be. Sure you might end up trapped in a city while Mordor bangs on your walls, but at least you are guarding the memories of an ancient civilization.
8. The Shire! The reason why it is not higher up on this list of most wanted real estate is for the fact that you must be a Hobbit to live here without difficulty. All the houses are built for those who around 3.5 feet tall. If you love gardens, parties, and pipeweed, this is the place to be!
9. Ithilien! This would be a lovely place to live if only it were not for the dozens of Haradrim continuously passing through. However, if you like the more Robin Hood type of lifestyle, this is the place for you.
10. Dwarrowdelf (Moria)! This used to be a cool city but serious renovation is required to live here now. Basically, you have to rebuild a stairwell that leads to the outside world, remove all the dead bodies, and drive out the thousands of Orcs and Goblins that now live here. Fortunately, the Balrog is now gone so one less thing on your to-do list. If you can do all that, Dwarrowdelf is a stunning underground city that you would love to call home.
There are many other places to live in Middle Earth as well. Where would you want to call home?