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Beacon Hills, California
DescriptionTeen Wolf Location
First AppearanceSeason 1
Last AppearanceSeason 5


The town of Beacon Hills, California is the main setting for MTV's Teen Wolf.

The fictitious town is within an equally fictitious Beacon County, California, where most of the series' action takes place.

It seems to reside in a valley area of the hills with suburban homes, high rise urban areas and wilderness areas.

It is home to Scott McCall and his friends.

Demographics

According to Sheriff Stilinski, Beacon Hills population is nearly 30,000 while Beacon County is home to nearly 500,000.

Supernatural Beacon

In the Season 3 episode Currents, we learn Beacon Hills is actually a "beacon" calling out to supernatural people and creatures. Telluric currents running under the town focus energy on a sacred druid space know as the Nemeton.

Real World Equivalent

There is no real world equivalent for Beacon Hills.

There are three different zip codes presented over the series.

  • 95921 seen in Tattoo is not a valid zip code according to the US Postal Service.
  • 95351 seen in Silverfinger is the zip code for Modesto, California.
  • 95931 seen in De-Void and Perishable is a not a valid zip code according to the US Postal Service.

In addition to the postal codes, we've also seen area code "925" which would be for phones in Alemeda or Contra Costa Counties near San Francisco, California.

Notable Locations

Beacon Hills High School

Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 3 Parasomnia Beacon Hills High School Exterior

Beacon Hills High School is in Beacon Hills and one of the main settings of Teen Wolf. The school was established in 1941.

During Seasons 1 and 2, exterior and interior scenes at Beacon Hills HS were filmed at the old Briarcliff High School in Dekalb County, Georgia outside Atlanta.

In Season 3, when production shifted to California, Palisades Charter High School was used for the exterior and a few interior shots of BHHS.

The production also built a school hallway and classrooms at their main studio in Northridge, California for interior scenes.

Main Article: Beacon Hills High School

Beacon Hills Animal Clinic

Teen Wolf Behind the Scenes Beacon Hills Animal Clinic Sign

The Beacon Hills Animal Clinic is a Veterinary Office in Beacon Hills and a frequent location in Teen Wolf.

Dr. Deaton, runs the Clinic and Scott McCall works as his assistant after school.

According to the signage on the door the clinic is open from 7:30am to 5:30pm on Monday through Friday, and on Saturday by appointment.

Main Article: Beacon Hills Animal Clinic

Beacon Hills Hospital

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 10 The Overlooked Beacon Hills Hospital

Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital located in Beacon Hills, California is the setting for much of the action in Teen Wolf.

Scott's mother, Melissa McCall works at the hospital as a nurse.

Much of the action at the hospital occurs on the roof.

The real exterior of the Teen Wolf Production Office is used for the first floor of Beacon Hills Hospital with some CGI work to add additional floors.

The hospital corridors and treatment rooms are sets inside the Teen Wolf studios in Northridge, California.

Main Article: Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital

Hale House

Teen Wolf Season 1 Episode 10 Co-Captain Hale House Burning

The Hale House was a fire-damaged home in a wooded area of Beacon Hills, California.

It was demolished to make way for new construction in Season 4.

It is the former home of the Hale family.

The house was burned down by a pair of arsonists at the behest of Kate Argent six years before the beginning of Season 1.

Main Article: Hale House

Bowling Alley

Bowling

In the episode Pack Mentality, Allison, Scott, Lydia, and Jackson went on a double date at a bowling alley. The location has not been used since.

Video 2*C

Teen Wolf Season 1 Episode 5 The Tell Video 2C

In the episode The Tell, The Alpha Werewolf attacks and kills the manager of the Video 2*C video rental store. Jackson and Lydia were customers at the store. The location has not been used since.

Beacon Hills Cemetery

Omega9

Introduced in the episode Omega, the Beacon Hills Cemetery was run by Mr. Lahey and his son Isaac Lahey worked there as a gravedigger. Kate Argent's casket is buried there.

Beacon Hills Preserve

Teen Wolf Episode 1 Beacon Hills Preserve sign

Much of the outdoor action on Teen Wolf takes place in the Beacon Hills Preserve. It is a large wilderness area which seems to surround the town.

Half of Laura Hale's body was found in the woods there and it is where Scott McCall was first bitten by a werewolf in Wolf Moon.

The Nemeton is located in the preserve making it a focus of supernatural attention.

Ice Skating Rink

Teen Wolf Season 2 Episode 3 Ice Pick Lydia Skating

Allison, Scott, Lydia, and Stiles go on a "date" to the ice skating rink after closing time in Ice Pick. Boyd worked at the rink.

Derek's pack, with the exception of Boyd, fought Scott there.

The location has not been used since.

Jungle

Frenemy 14 boom tsik boom BOOM tsik boom

Jungle, a dance club, was featured in Frenemy. It was the scene of an attack by the Kanima on a number of the club's patrons including Danny.

The location has not been used since.

Beacon Hills Sheriff's Station

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 20 Echo House Tyler Hoechling JR Bourne Derek Hale Chris Argent In Jail

Sheriff Stilinski's office and the rest of the Beacon Hills Sheriff's Station has become one of the more frequent locations used in Teen Wolf.

The Season 2 episode Fury was set almost entirely inside the station. Since the Sheriff became aware of the supernatural elements within the town, much of the planning and investigation work during each season takes place in the station.

The Sheriff's office and most other parts of the station are sets built at Teen Wolf studio in Northridge, California.

The jail cells and some exteriors seen in Season 3 were shot on location at the Los Angeles Police Museum in Highland Park, California.

Warehouse District

Teen Wolf Season 2 Episode 8 Raving Derek and Boyd outside the rave

Much of the action in Teen Wolf happens in an industrial area populated by mostly warehouses.

Notable appearances of this area of town include the Kanima chase in Frenemy, the attack on Scott by Victoria Argent in Raving and the Season 2 finale Master Plan.

Since the production moved to Los Angeles after Season 2, much of the Warehouse District scenes take place behind the Teen Wolf studio in Northridge, California. The production also uses real warehouses in the Los Angeles Arts District around the 6th Street Viaduct.

Beacon Hills Railroad Depot

The lair

The abandoned Beacon Hills Railroad Depot was used as a home by Derek Hale during Season 2.

Main Article: Derek's Lair

Tattoo Parlor

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 1 Tattoo Tyler Posey Dylan O'Brien Scott McCall Stiles inTattoo Shop

Scott and Stiles visit a local Tattoo Parlor in Tattoo. The location has not been used since.

Beacon Hills First National Bank

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 2 Boyd and Cora Escape the Bank

Beacon Hills First National Bank went out of business after a team of burglars managed to break in to the vault.

A few years later, The Alpha Pack used the bank's Hecatolite lined vault to hold Boyd, Erica and Cora prisoner and deprive them of the light of the moon. Erica was killed there.

In Chaos Rising, Derek and Scott break into the bank to rescue their friends.

The location has not been used since.

Abandoned Distillery

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 8 Visionary Young Derek and Paige run off to the distillery

There is an abandoned distillery on the outskirts of Beacon Hills. It was a meeting place for several packs of werewolves as seen in Visionary. It was also where Gerard set a trap for Deucalion and where the final battle between Derek, Scott, Deucalion and the Darach played out in Lunar Ellipse.

The production used a real building outside Acton, California for the exterior. The interior was a set built at Teen Wolf studio in Northridge, California.

The location has not been used since.

Yukimura Home

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 15 Galvanize Yukimura House

The Yukimura Family lives in a Joseph Eichler mid-century modern home.

The production used a real house for the exterior shots. It is located in Granada Hills, California and is known professionally as the Lisette Film Set. The interiors are filmed at Teen Wolf studio in Northridge, California.

Sinema

Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 4 Condition Terminal Sinema Dance Club DJ sign

Sinema, a dance club, is featured prominently in Season 5. Hayden works at the club as a "shot girl" while Mason, Liam and Brett are customers and Phil (Billy Snow) is the head bartender.

Lucas attacked Mason and Liam at the club. Scott and Kira fought him there. (Read More)

A showdown between the Dread Doctors and Theo, Scott, Liam and Hayden takes place in the club. (Read More)

The interior of Sinema is a set built inside Teen Wolf studio in Northridge, California the exterior is shot outside the studio building.

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