Hamblin

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Hamblin
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Top to bottom, left to right: Hamblin Shard Theater and Lorax Park, Whitaker Hamblin Homestead, Admin Row, Seabeast Building and Roots Plaza, and Pluton Community Greenspace
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Flag of Hamblin
Town officials
MayorArizTrad
Deputy MayorSansNotLuigi
Transit
MRT H5  - WS11 
BusSeabeast Buses
Roadway(s)A78
Airport(s)Hamblin Municipal Airport
RailSeabeast Rail
Facts and figures
Town hall coordinates-13235 72 3014
FoundedMarch 29, 2019
Town rankSenator
WorldNew
Ward(s)7

Hamblin is a Senator city owned by ArizTrad at H5 on the MRT Savannah Line. The town is home to the Hamblin Shard Theater, a large pyramidal theater, and the Seabeast Hamblin Hub, a large bus hub with numerous bus routes operated by Seabeast Buses.

History

Hamblin was founded on March 29, 2019, shortly after ArizTrad became a member. The first buildings to be built were the town hall and the stores and apartments along Admin Row.

In June 2020, an extension of the A78 to Hamblin was approved and was subsequently built by ArizTrad. Soon after, the Seabeast Hamblin Hub was built, and Seabeast Buses began service. In late 2020, the Hamblin Watermill train station was built, and in late 2021 Seabeast Rail began service out of it.

The town was promoted to Councillor on May 20, 2019, and to Mayor on July 29, 2019. The town attempted to be promoted to Senator in May 2020 but was denied due to issues with scale, interiors, and gaps in the city. The town was submitted for Senator again in November 2020 and was approved unanimously for promotion.

Districts

Admin District

Hamblin's Admin District is a downtown area on the eastern banks of the river which features the City Hall. Its other prominent feature is mid rise brick apartment blocks along the waterfront. These apartment blocks are some of the oldest buildings in the city, dating back to the 1880s shortly after the founding of Hamblin. Alan Hamblin, the wealthy great grandson of the founder currently resides in one of these spacious apartments. The alleyway between the two blocks is known as Admin Row. This shopping area is popular among tourists and citizens alike. Another popular feature of the Admin District among visitors is the River Walk, a path that starts and ends in Cooper Village, but has its most scenic parts in the Admin District.

Cooper Village

Cooper Village is a suburban area neighboring the Admin District. Originally being settled in the late 19th century, Cooper Village has recently had an upsurge in its real estate market, attracting wealthy developers due to its proximity to the Admin District. These new developments can easily be spotted among the older homes. Cooper Village features the only school in Hamblin, Cooper Village Elementary School.

Pluton

Pluton is a private development from the Seabeast Corporation on the northern banks of the river. This modern development was built in the early 2010s after Hamblin’s recent boom in population. The community offers many amenities, including a pool, tennis courts, a rec room and lounge, and large park areas. Each building is associated with its own color, giving a unique rainbow look to the subdivision.

Downtown

Hamblin’s Downtown is a very recent development, built exclusively within the 21st century. As such, the architecture is modern entirely, shown by the white skyscrapers. Hamblin’s Downtown is the main area where its citizens work, consisting of large office buildings. On the ground, the Downtown has luxury stores for wealthy shoppers. Access to Downtown is made easy with a bus route going to Hamblin’s main train station located here: Hamblin Watermill Station. Roots Plaza is located in Downtown, a small plaza with a fountain and a tree. Downtown’s most prominent feature however is the Seabeast Building, the tallest building in Hamblin which is home to the headquarters of the Seabeast Corporation, Hamblin’s most famous company.

Homesteads

Homesteads is a suburb just east of Pluton. Homesteads is where most of the city’s middle class live, having more affordable housing than Cooper Village, Pluton, or the Admin District. Homesteads is home to the Whitaker Hamblin Homestead, the founder’s house in which he and his family lived during the beginnings of Hamblin. It is also the place of burial for him and his family. Homesteads also features Seabeast Hamblin Hub, a massive bus terminal for Seabeast Buses. The bus station is where the company runs all of its bus lines through, providing service to many destinations. Along with buses, the station also has helicopter transportation.

Urban Recreation Center

The Urban Recreation Center is made up of Hamblin Shard Theater, the Shard Events Plaza, and Lorax Park. Hamblin Shard Theater is a large, mountain-like structure which has three “shards”, each in a color of Hamblin’s flag. The yellow shard contains the lobby of the theatre, the green shard the theatre itself, and the light blue shard a conservatory. The Shard Events Plaza is a large plaza outside of the theatre which can host events. Lorax Park is a hilltop park where many truffula trees grow. At the top of the hill is the Onceler’s house, which visitors may climb to get a view of the city.