Although a map of River Heights has never appeared in any of the books, several people have drawn their own maps. Below are two of my favorites.
Map 1 was drawn, I believe, by Betsy Caprio and was printed in her book Girl Sleuth on the Couch: The Mystery of Nancy Drew. This map is my favorite, because it is very detailed. The only thing I don't like is that the Drew home doesn't appear to be in a neighborhood like the books describe.
Map 2 is the map featured in HeR Interactive's 25th Nancy Drew game, Alibi in Ashes. This is also one of my favorites, because of it's detail and accuracy. Although you cannot see in this picture, whenever you put your cursor over one of the building's it gives the name of the building, even if you can't go inside. On the map are places such as Fenley Place, Chatham Central High School, Shady Glen Cemetary, and lots more! It is very fun to see all of these locations that we've read about in the books on a map in a computer game! If you drive up to one of these locations, but are unable to go inside, you are still able to hear sounds. At Fenley Place there is screaming and at Shady Glen Cemetary there is crying.
When I first read the Where is River Heights? website I thought that River Heights was actually Toledo, Ohio, but now that I've read more of the books I think it is somewhere in Illinois, near Chicago. What about you? Where do you think River Heights is? Comment your thoughts!
Note: I am needing my Dad's help posting about my Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew books that I have for sale, but he is out of town, so I will probably be posting about them within the next 3 posts :)