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Roaring Heights
Downloadable World · Featured in: The Sims 3 Store
Roaring Heights
Welcome to a city where bold shapes, rich colors, and lavish looks rule the skyline! The residents of Roaring Heights are living in the fast lane in this booming place filled with striking skyscrapers and bustling beaches. Whether you’re content to hang out on the piers, work your way to the top, or host glamorous parties at home, there’s a place for every lifestyle. With endless opportunities at your front door, which new life will you choose in Roaring Heights?
Name Roaring Heights
Game  The Sims 3 Store
Cost (in SimPoints) See here
Official Item Official item
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Roaring Heights is the eleventh and final world available from The Sims 3 Store;[1] it was released on December 12, 2013 for The Sims 3. It was first announced on November 25, 2013. This world has a rich and lavish look to it, along with Art Deco architecture and a downtown area with high-rise buildings. It features brand new locations, features and new characters.

Description[edit | edit source]

Elevate your lifestyle to new heights

Welcome to a city where bold shapes, rich colors, and lavish looks rule the skyline! The residents of Roaring Heights are living in the fast lane in this booming place filled with striking skyscrapers and bustling beaches. Whether you’re content to hang out on the piers, work your way to the top, or host glamorous parties at home, there’s a place for every lifestyle. With endless opportunities at your front door, which new life will you choose in Roaring Heights?

Price[edit | edit source]

Like Monte Vista and Dragon Valley, Roaring Heights gives the purchase cost in real currency instead of SimPoints. Roaring Heights is sold in two bundles - the Standard Bundle, which includes Roaring Heights and 100 SimPoints, and the Gold Bundle, which includes Roaring Heights, 1900 SimPoints, and the Boardwalk Attire clothing set.

The current price for the Standard Bundle is US$20.00 or GB£12.80. The price of the Gold Bundle is US$35.00 or GB£22.00.

Backstory[edit | edit source]

Greetings from Roaring Heights!

We’ve been on vacation in Roaring Heights for a few days and can’t believe we didn’t come here sooner! The pier quickly became our favorite place to eat, with its romantic sunsets and proximity to the beach. Once the sun is down, the downtown bustles with activity!

Ever since its humble beginnings, the residents of Roaring Heights have embraced the art deco style, which still remains very influential to this city. We adore the pastel and neon lit buildings dotting the beachfront and distinctive style of the extravagant skyscrapers.

We’re loving this place so much that we’ve already begun to look at available real estate. The houses are so unique; we’ve never seen anything like them! It’ll be a blast living here, and we hope you will soon be our neighbor!

-- Contessa & Consort Capp

Cultural references[edit | edit source]

This world seems to take after a theme of 1920s to 1940s-inspired fashion and architecture, and the name of the town is probably a reference to the term "Roaring Twenties", which refers to Western (English speaking and European)- society and culture in the 1920s. The 'heights' is possibly referring to the height of the buildings. A fair amount of Roaring Heights' citizens are references to famous people from the 1920s to 1940s, either by name, or as a direct spoof.

The layout and architecture of the world is based on Miami, New York, and Chicago according to SimGuruTaterTot and SimGuruBrett on The Sims 3 Live Broadcast - Roaring Heights Gameplay video. The city hall is based on Buffalo City Hall and the lighthouse is based on a lighthouse in Kálfshamarsvík, Iceland.

Lots[edit | edit source]

There are a total of 97 lots in Roaring Heights: 35 commercial, 21 empty and 41 residential lots.

Residential[edit | edit source]

Name Br Ba Address Size Worth Household Diff. Money
The Pier 1 1.5 33 Palm Tree Avenue 40x20 §65,324 Andrews 1 §2,000
Gilded Apartments 2 3 38 Van Alen Street 30x30 §119,225 Astare 2 §25,000
The Panoramic View 2 2.5 45 Beach Drive 30x20 §125,800 Battista 1 §4,500
The Round House 3 4 35 Riverside Terrace 40x40 §101,264 Capp 4 §60,000
The Little Treasure 1 1 52 Sunburst Street 30x30 §51,164 Cassat 1 §2,200
The Cat's Meow 3 7.5 24 Riverside Terrace 64x64 §321,178 Dandy 1 §47,500
Estate Elevated 2 2.5 47 Sunburst Street 40x40 §140,736 Davidson 2 §5,000
Humble Home 1 1 27 Palm Tree Avenue 40x30 §58,613 Davis 2 §20,000
The Garden 3 4 40 Palm Tree Avenue 40x40 §136,983 Davis-Welles 2 §27,000
Secluded Manor 4 5.5 36 Loewy Lane 60x30 §227,532 Harbucks 2 §200,000
The Party Pad 1 1.5 32 Riverside Terrace 30x30 §76,257 Houveir 2 §40,000
The Streamlined Lodge 3 2 22 Palm Tree Avenue 30x40 §86,761 Jones 3 §15,000
Striped Manse 2 2.5 24 Palm Tree Avenue 30x30 §58,149 LaFontaine 2 §1,700
The Stage 5 4 39 Palm Tree Avenue 40x20 §98,895 Marks 4 §4,000
Beaming Abode 2 4 25 Palm Tree Avenue 35x25 §90,499 Meyers 2 §1,200
Purple Palace 4 2.5 51 Sunburst Street 40x40 §82,109 Morgan 5 §55,000
Downtown Dwelling 3 3.5 37 Ruhlmann Road 25x25 §99,004 Nest 1 §3,000
Embellished Excess 3 2.5 30 Riverside Terrace 30x30 §77,661 Picard 3 §20,000
The Field 2 3.5 54 Sunburst Street 40x40 §86,151 Ruth 1 §15,000
The Citadel 3 1.5 55 Sunburst Street 40x40 §74,033 Shear 3 §5,000
Overstated Opulence 2 2.5 29 Palm Tree Avenue 30x60 §195,343 Simovitch 1 §250,000
The Beach Bum 2 3 47 Beach Drive 30x20 §70,513 Souze 1 §2,500
Hidden Secret 2 3 37 Hood Street 40x40 §116,877 Spinelli 1 §40,000
Beachfront Residence 1 1.5 43 Beach Drive 30x20 §46,929 Supine 1 §6,000
The Houseboat 2 1.5 35 Palm Tree Avenue 40x20 §69,294 Thebe 2 §8,000
Cozy Comfort 2 2.5 30 Palm Tree Avenue 30x30 §80,812 Torrance 2 §10,000
The Chic Corner 2 3 40 Van Alen Street 40x40 §108,013 West 2 §30,000
Name Br Ba Address Size Price Unfurnished Price Furnished
Affordable Elegance 1 1 34 Riverside Terrace 19x20 §15,140 §16,385
City Condo 5 6 43 Collins Street 30x60 §174,611 §224,245
Lavish Luxury 4 2.5 28 Riverside Terrace 29x30 §66,413 §86,045
Modern Mansion 3 6.5 48 Collins Street 39x30 §130,427 §171,570
Simple Decadence 4 4.5 23 Palm Tree Avenue 39x39 §65,891 §81,984
Stunning Starter 1 1 50 Sunburst Street 24x25 §15,058 §16,438
Swift Starter 1 1 28 Palm Street Avenue 15x20 §13,731 §15,781
The Beginner 1 1 51 Beach Drive 30x20 §13,565 §16,180
The Family Fortress 4 6 53 Sunburst Street 50x49 §113,774 §164,067
The Frugal Find 1 1 38 Palm Tree Avenue 20x25 §13,582 §16,287
The Grand Castle 5 5.5 41 Van Alen Street 40x40 §116,811 §153,871
The Inaugural Institute 1 1 35 Hood Street 20x14 §14,056 §16,061
The Waterfront 4 2.5 34 Beach Drive 30x20 §80,901 §123,505
Two-in-One 2 3.5 39 Main Street 20x40 §88,213 §149,658

Commercial[edit | edit source]

Name Size Address Price Type Rabbithole
Avalon Hospital 60x60 27 Wellness Court §48,819 No Visitors Allowed Hospital
Bar-Bell's Gym 40x26 39 Stadium Street §89,648 Gym -
Beachfront Cafe 20x30 31 Beach Drive §41,887 Hangout -
Bee's Knees Books 40x40 34 Van Alen Street §10,504 No Visitors Allowed Bookshop
Bourdelle's Bistro 52x32 41 Collins Street §30,894 No Visitors Allowed Bistro
Ridgeview Beach 40x30 26 Riverside Terrace §7,508 Beach -
City Hall 64x64 42 Stadium Street §59,294 No Visitors Allowed City Hall
Clear Your Plate Diner 64x64 35 Beach Drive §35,172 No Visitors Allowed Diner
Clyde's Hideout 64x64 49 Rainbow Drive §65,321 No Visitors Allowed Abandoned Warehouse
Community Art Gallery 30x20 44 Beach Drive §52,315 Art Gallery -
Deco Groceries 40x40 46 Collins Street §21,333 No Visitors Allowed Supermarket
Downtown Community Garden 50x50 50 Garden Lane §41,473 Visitors Allowed -
Downtown Fishing Park 50x50 52 Pond Road §6,080 Fishing Spot -
Downtown Museum 50x30 36 Van Alen Street §131,677 Art Gallery -
Dr. Terrible's Science Building 40x40 39 Ruhlmann Road §16,265 No Visitors Allowed Science Building
Flawless Expressions Day Spa 40x40 37 Stadium Street §13,581 No Visitors Allowed Spa
Gilded Guard Police Station 40x64 33 Prosperity Street §26,302 No Visitors Allowed Police
Luminous Bar 30x20 32 Beach Drive §98,019 Hangout -
Main Street Library 38x40 37 Main Street §187,917 Library -
Oceanfront Beach 44x64 33 Beach Drive §12,986 Beach -
Ocean's Edge Military Base 60x60 71 Military Road §43,280 No Visitors Allowed Military Base
Oceanside Cafe 30x20 42 Beach Drive §77,242 Hangout -
Oceanview Park 40x20 45 Collins Street §35,944 Small Park -
Pleasant Pupil Academy 64x64 40 Hillier Street §48,250 No Visitors Allowed School
Resting Meadows 64x64 30 Prosperity Street §77,331 Graveyard Mausoleum
Roaring Heights Plaza / Roaring Heights Festival Ground[2] 64x64 35 Van Alen Street §69,697 Big Park / Festival Ground -
Roaring Heights Visitor Center 23x40 37 Beach Drive §20,738 No Visitors Allowed -
Seaside Gym 30x20 36 Beach Drive §88,484 Gym -
Secluded Fishing Hole 64x64 57 Angler's Road §12,264 Fishing Spot -
SimCo Synergy Business Building 40x40 35 Main Street §15,205 No Visitors Allowed Business Building
Sixam Field 64x64 35 Stadium Street §80,530 - Stadium
The Matinee Movie Theater 42x36 40 Beach Drive §9,983 No Visitors Allowed Theatre
The Palm Tree Bar 30x20 38 Beach Drive §138,841 Hangout -
The Riverside Pool 50x50 37 Riverside Terrace §157,701 Pool -
Waterfront Pool 50x35 41 Beach Drive §110,182 Pool -

Empty[edit | edit source]

Address Size Price
20 Paradise Drive 64x64 §8,192
21 Palm Tree Avenue 40x40 §3,200
22 Sunset Road 50x50 §5,000
25 Beach Drive 60x60 §7,200
26 Palm Tree Avenue 20x20 §800
29 Riverside Terrace 25x25 §1,250
32 Palm Tree Avenue 50x50 §5,000
32 Prosperity Street 20x30 §1,200
33 Riverside Terrace 30x30 §1,800
36 Riverside Terrace 64x64 §8,192
37 Palm Tree Avenue 40x20 §1,600
38 Loewy Lane 30x30 §1,800
39 Beach Drive 64x64 §8,192
41 Main Street 40x20 §1,600
46 Sunburst Street 40x30 §2,400
49 Beach Drive 30x20 §1,200
49 Sunburst Street 40x40 §3,200
50 Rainbow Drive 30x20 §1,200
52 Rainbow Drive 50x50 §5,000
53 Beach Drive 30x20 §1,200
55 Beach Drive 30x20 §1,200

Families[edit | edit source]

New Families[edit | edit source]

Difficulty: 1
Ainsley Andrews
Ainsley is a photographic genius with her ability to take pictures of the environment that make you think you’re truly there! Others around town love her positive attitude. Can Ainslee maintain a balance of increasing popularity and her photography or will something have to give?
Difficulty: 2
Frank Astare, Judy Rogers
Already a star in her own right, Judy never shined brighter than when she and Frank danced together. Frank may lack curb appeal, but is flowing with talent. Can these two stars shine even brighter or are they doomed to fizzle out?
Difficulty: 1
Francisco Battista
Francisco is the painter of his time and he knows it. Like every great genius, he’s also got a screw or two loose as evidenced by him being in the local newspaper due to some unusual behavior. Will Francisco straighten up or is this just the beginning?
Difficulty: 1
Samantha Cassat
With her beautiful looks and brilliant mind, Samantha can get any man she wants. Her latest affair in the office with David Morgan left her pregnant and David’s wife without a clue. Were Samantha and David meant for each other or was this just another torrid affair?
Difficulty: 1
Michael Dandy
Michael never had an easy life and every Simoleon he has required hard work with an occasional crime on the side. Though he feels guilty, Michael does this all for the secret love of his life. Will Michael finally be able to make his love public?
Difficulty: 2
Norma Davidson, Gil McGinnis
Gil and Norma are two Sims who met under strange circumstances. Norma obsessively awaits for the days of her big silver screen comeback and Gill, while down on his luck, was taken in by Norma. Can Gil repair Norma’s fragile state of mind and help Norma make a comeback?
Difficulty: 2
Bonnie Davis, Clyde Reeves
When Bonnie and Clyde met, it was love at first sight. Clyde is a natural daredevil who’s shown Bonnie a new side of life. Bonnie is an aspiring writer and loves to write about their exploits. Will Clyde eventually lead Bonnie down the wrong path?
Difficulty: 2
Mark Davis-Welles, Rita Davis-Welles
On the outside, Rita and Mark appear to be a happily married couple but they’ve both fallen in love with other people. Will they risk scandal or work to stay together?
Difficulty: 2
Olivier Harbucks, Shirley Templeton
Although Olivier had more money and possessions than ever, he was missing one thing – a family. Fate took a strange turn when one day an orphan named Shirley appeared on his doorstep. Will Olivier finally help Shirley realize her dreams of stardom?
Difficulty: 2
Clark Houveir, Louise Houveir
Clark is a man who gets what he wants, including Louise who puts on a fake smile, much to her dismay. Clark is too busy cooking up the next scheme and Louise desperately wants attention. Can this odd couple stay together or was their marriage doomed to fail from the start?
Difficulty: 3
Beverly Jones, Helen Jones, Edward Jones
Beverly is a fashion queen who has everything “en mode” except her children, thanks to the sudden death of her husband. Her son Edward turns a blind eye towards fashion and her daughter Helen wants nothing more than some attention from Beverly. Will Beverly find a new husband to save her family?
Difficulty: 2
Thomas LaFontaine, Elizabeth LaFontaine
Elizabeth wants a simple life, without distractions like affection for others, yet her father Thomas firmly disagrees. Worried that she’ll be Simoleonless and alone, Thomas is committed to finding her a husband. Will true love ever find Elizabeth or will a forced marriage create a rift between Elizabeth and Thomas?
Difficulty: 4
Sharpo Marks, Glummo Marks, Dyno Marks, Sneako Marks, Grumpo Marks
This set of brothers are distinct in their own way and when brought together their comedy troupe is a barrel full of laughs! Never knowing when the act is supposed to end, these brothers can’t be taken seriously. Will the Marks brothers ever grow up and act their age?
Difficulty: 2
Ralph Meyers, Irene Meyers
Love has a way of making one blind, and for Ralph this is no exception. His wife Irene is as unfaithful as they get after having many affairs due to an unhappy marriage and resentment for Ralph. Will Ralph ever open his eyes and see his wife for who she really is?
Difficulty: 5
David Morgan, Donna Morgan, Joseph Morgan, Carolyn Morgan, Evelyn Morgan
It would appear that David and Donna’s marriage is perfect, but in reality it’s filled with many cracks. Donna can’t bring herself to admit to seeing David and Samantha Cassat’s flirty exchanges so instead she occupies herself with her loving children. Can Donna and David keep their family together?
Difficulty: 1
Elliot Nest
Throughout his life, Elliot has always been on the side of good, whether it’s stopping traffic to help an old lady cross the street or finding the owner of a stray Simoleon. He can’t stand crime of any nature and is suspicious of that Dandy guy. Will Elliot uncover the truth to Michael Dandy's wealth?
Difficulty: 3
Nancy Picard, Gerald Picard, Frances Picard
When Nancy’s husband passed away, she immediately fretted for her future and the only hope for survival lie in her children. Gerald continually rejects his mom’s attempts to send him on dates and Frances thinks her smarts will get her ahead instead of getting married. Will Nancy find another way to survive?
Difficulty: 1
Gabe Ruth
The great Simbino, as he’s been known, is a national treasure. Gabe Ruth’s performance on the field is the best – bar none! Recently traded to the local Roaring Heights sports team, Gabe has much to do in a short amount of time. Will Gabe help turn around Roaring Height’s lagging team?
Difficulty: 3
Dylan Shear, Audrey Shear, Charlie Shear
Dylan’s preference for wearing suits might be the scandal of the century, but she doesn’t mind. Audrey desperately wants a child, and now science has made it possible. What impact will a child have on their lives?
Difficulty: 1
Henry Simovitch
Henry Simovitch is a well-known entrepreneur with a long history for technical advancement in the automobile industry. His revolutions have made him rich beyond his wildest dreams, yet he still is compelled to work the daily grind. Will Henry ever take that vacation he promised himself?
Difficulty: 1
Theophraseus Souze
Some say he’s a wacky doctor. Others say he’s just wacky. Whatever the case may be, Theophraseus will never give up his wacky ways. His love of medicine and making others healthy is immeasurable. Will Theophraseus’ love fizzle out trying to cure the next big disease?
Difficulty: 1
Donia Spinelli
Donia is bad to the bone, make no mistake about it. She doesn’t consider herself evil though. She’s simply seeing a problem and finding a way to fix it, whether it involves politicians, police officers, or nosy witnesses. Can Donia prove that she is the true leader of the town instead of Clark Houveir?
Difficulty: 1
Virginia Supine
Virginia is a famed author who settled down in Roaring Heights to continue writing, which often moves Sims with her poetic style. Brilliant and talented, her work expresses the inner most thoughts and turmoil of a woman with a secret.
Difficulty: 2
Janet Torrance, Marilyn Downes
Marilyn is a socialite who snubs the lower class, yet doesn’t know her roommate Janet comes from a lower class family despite being lifelong friends. A subtly rescued dress here and a well-made “catered” meal there kept the ruse going. Will Marilyn ever discover the hoax or can Janet keep it going forever?
Difficulty: 2
May West, MD Fields
These two actors are rising stars on the vaudeville scene with their mesmerizing and entertaining performances. They’ve not only won the hearts of many Sims, but also their Simoleons too! Will Mary and MD’s show continue to grow or will it become yesterday’s news?

Returning Families[edit | edit source]

Difficulty: 4
Consort Capp, Contessa Capp, Goneril Capp, Regan Capp
After vacationing in Roaring Heights, Consort and Contessa decided to move in! With a new baby on the way, will their two children adjust to their new surroundings?
Difficulty: 2
Hector Thebe, Andromache Thebe
Hector and his wife Andromache are pleased as punch to be reunited with their son Consort in Roaring Heights. They have all sorts of plans in store for their grandchildren and not enough time! Will the Thebe’s plans go as expected or will their grandchildren pull away from them?

Homeless Sims[edit | edit source]

These Sims are pre-made, but homeless when Roaring Heights is first loaded.

NPCs[edit | edit source]

Deceased Sims[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Capp family and Thebe family return, suggesting that Roaring Heights is set before The Sims 2 timeline.
  • Roller coasters return with this town, for the first time since The Sims: Makin' Magic. The Sims 3 Store released it on a separate boardwalk venue. Players can use the SimPoints that come with the gold edition of the world to purchase it.
  • Sims can WooHoo in the Fixer-Upper Car. This is the first time since The Sims 2 that Sims can WooHoo in any car.
  • Despite being called a city, the world is still considered a suburb in-game, meaning Bridgeport is still the only official city in The Sims 3: Late Night. Concurrently, despite mentions of the silver screen in character descriptions, Roaring Heights does not have a film studio, also a Late Night exclusive. This was likely done to maintain compatibility with the base game. Players who wish to have it be considered a city will need to modify the game files themselves, and players who want a film studio will have to import the Late Night film studio rabbit hole in Edit Town mode.
  • Roaring Heights is the first world to have an officially open same-sex couple in the series, specifically Dylan and Audrey Shear. Additionally, Mark Davis-Welles and Rita Davis-Welles, while married as a straight couple, are also in a same-sex relationship with Michael Dandy and Virginia Supine, respectively
    Renders of The Sims 4 on Roaring Heights city hall
  • There's an Easter egg of The Sims 4 on the city hall, where the players can see the renders of Sims from The Sims 4.
  • The Riverside Pool might be a reference to the unreleased neighborhood of The Sims 2, Riverside.
  • Like with Sunlit Tides, the bios for each Sim in Roaring Heights is the same, except that males and females have different bios for their gender
  • The city hall bears a striking resemblance to the Buffalo City Hall.
  • Roaring Heights is the only world to feature teen versions of new adult clothes and new toddler clothes, notably a turtleneck suit for males and a nautical dress for females, and an adorable onesy for toddler males and females.
  • Roaring Heights is mentioned in the object description of the "Fiery Facade" fireplace from The Sims 4: Vintage Glamour Stuff. The fireplace was a part of the city hall in Roaring Heights and was given as a gift to the mayor, but it disappeared after his untimely death. It is said that the fireplace got to an architectural black market.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. SimGuruCopeland's tweet on Twitter
  2. If the player has The Sims 3: Seasons, the lot can be converted into a Festival Ground by downloading it from SimGuruBrett's exchange page for free
Preceded by
Midnight Hollow
September 26, 2013
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