Sitcom Homes On Google Maps

I always thought it would be fun to locate some classic TV locations and find them on Google Maps. Here’s some of the more interesting things I’ve found in my research. Each photo is a link to Google maps with the actual location should you want to pan around your favorite neighborhoods.

Seinfeld

I’m borderline obsessed with Seinfeld, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld aired on NBC from 1989 – 1998. Needless to say this is one of the first I found. Seinfeld’s actual apartment exterior is in LA, not New York. Notably if you pan around a little bit you’ll see palm trees you’d never find in New York. It’s actually somewhat bizarre:

Seinfeld's Apartment

Monks Cafe is also real, though in real life it’s Tom’s Restaurant. Google has it a little washed out, but you can tell what it is:

Seinfeld Monks Cafe - Real

The famous “Soup Nazi” is no longer there, but there’s now a chain of stores operating around. This is the famous location in New York where it all started:

Seinfeld Soup Nazi

Roseanne

Rosanne ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997 featuring Roseanne Connor played by Rosanne Barr living in fictional blue-collar Lanford, Illinois. The real house is in Evansville, Indiana. It still looks almost identical:

Rosanne's House

Family Matters

Family Matters aired ABC from 1989 – 1997 as part of TGIF and CBS for 1997 – 1998. The famous Winslow house is actually located in Chicago. I’m not sure if the building to the left was there when the show aired. I don’t recall it being there:

Family Matters Winslow House

Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers aired on ABC 1986-1993 mostly during TGIF. Here’s Larry & Balki’s apartment exterior from Perfect Strangers (TV) from the 2nd season until they moved into the house:
Perfect Strangers Apartment

Here’s the Chicago Chronicle where they worked. I’m pretty sure these are the doors used for the revolving door bit at the end of the intro:

Perfect Strangers Chicago Chronicle

Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch aired from 1969 – 1974 on ABC. Here’s the famous Brady Bunch house. Despite the changes the owners have made to deter tourists from gawking and even crossing onto the property, it’s obviously the Brady house (more about the history of the house can be found here):

Brady Bunch House

Full House

Full House aired from 1987 – 1995 on ABC mainly during TGIF. The Tanners lived on 1882 Girard Street in San Francisco, CA. Many mistakenly think that the tanner residence is depicted in the intro, when in fact that’s actually them having a picnic in the park across from the famous Painted Ladies.

The actual house used is another San Francisco house:
Full House

Friends

Friends aired on NBC from 1994 – 2004 featuring a group of friends who somehow managed to afford a rather large apartment in NYC despite struggling financially:

Malcolm in the Middle

Malcom in the Middle aired on Fox from 2000 – 2006. Interestingly the house looks much nicer in real life than it did on the show:

Malcolm In The Middle House

Happy Days

Happy Days was an iconic show that aired from 1974 – 1984. The house is a little obscured by trees, but still recognizable. I can hear the The Fonz’s motorcycle from here:

Happy Days House

All in the Family

All in the Family ran on CBS from 1971 – 1979 then was continued as Archie Bunker’s Place from 1979 – 1983. Here’s the house from the original All in the Family:

All In The Family House

The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons was a spin-off of All In The Family that aired on CBS from 1975 – 1985. Here’s their Upper East Side apartment:

The Jeffersons Apartment

The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show aired on NBC from 1984 – 1992 starring Bill Cosby. The actual house is in lower Manhattan. Cosby is said to have insisted that the show be taped in New York and was taped at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens:

The Cosby Show House (Huxtable House)

Who’s the Boss

Who’s the Boss ran on ABC from 1984 to 1992. It actually debuted on the same day as The Cosby Show. I even managed to get the house at about the same angle you’d remember it in the intro:

Who's The Boss

Cheers

Cheers ran on NBC from 1982 – 1993. The Bull & Finch Pub became famous because of the show:

The Cheers Bar

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years aired from 1988 – 1993 on ABC. There’s no street view available yet, but the house is visible on Google Maps:

The Wonder Years House

Married With Children

Married with children aired on Fox from 1987 – 1992 featuring Ed O’Neil as shoe salesman Al Bundy. My research strongly suggests the house with the black roof on the right is the house:

Married With Children House

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air aired on NBC from 1990 – 1996 starring Will Smith. No street view for this one either but you can make out the house from the satellite view pretty well:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air House

The Love Boat

The Love Boat aired on ABC from 1977 – 1986. The ship mostly used was the Pacific Princess, now MS Pacific. And yes, she’s still afloat:

The Love Boat

Leave it to Beaver

Leave it to Beaver aired on CBS then ABC from 1957 – 1963. Leave it to Beaver is actually an interesting story. The Pine Street house is on the Universal set and still exists.

For the Leave it to Beaver movie, they built another Pine Street house. This and the Munster house are now part of Wisteria Lane on ABC’s Desperate Housewives. In fact several of those houses were in movies or TV shows.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains aired on ABC from 1985 – 1992. The house shown in the Growing Pains opening credits is actually on the WB backlot from what I understand, and was re purposed for Gilmore Girls.

The Partridge Family, Dennis The Menace, Bewitched, Friends Fountain

The Warner Brothers Ranch has a bunch of pretty cool homes and artifacts including the Friends Fountain. You can see them from overhead. Mouse over to see what’s what.

Ghostbusters

This is a movie not a sitcom, but I’m still listing it because it’s awesome. The Ghostbusters firehouse:

Ghostbusters Firehouse NYC

This blog post took way longer to compile than I even thought it would. Hope you enjoyed it.

28 thoughts on “Sitcom Homes On Google Maps

  1. What about Maude’s house in Tuckahoe, Beverly Hillbillies house in Bel Air, and the Exorcist house in George Town, D.C.? Thank you.

  2. Saved the best for last! The Ghostbuster garage is, indeed, “awesome.” Incredible list, good work!

  3. I never understood how the family was able to park the car in the back of the house in Full House, when there is barely room to walk between the homes.

    • Thise houses in the opening credits of Full House aren’t the houses used in the show. Those are the hiuse behind where they were having their picnic. Those houses are called the Painted Ladies.

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  5. How cool. Thanks!

    I would love to know where the Blossom house is located. I hear it is in Studio City, bu am not sure. Any info on that one?

    • I know it’s been more than two years since that comment, but I’d like to know too. Anyone have a 20 on the Blossom house?

  6. AWESOME! Also, the All In The Family house interior is the same interior used for Marie Baron’s huse on Everybody Loves Raymond.

  7. Not that it’s a realistic explanation, but Monica in Friends cited rent control as the reason she was able to afford the apartment on the cheap. She said her grandmother had lived in the apartment when rent control was established, plus she always had a roommate (or lived with someone) during the course of the series….

    Anyway, nice job on this. Your post definitely brings back some memories.

  8. Quality site man! It would be nice if you had the address to all the homes such as the Bunker home, winslow home, and more.

      • Great Job!!! Also it appears that street view is available now on most of the aerials shown. Again thanks for the great post!

  9. I read that the Full House home is actually located at 1709 Broderick St. That’s between Bush St. and Pine St. 🙂

  10. Actually, in Full House, They depicted that they lived in that house A LOT. Not just in the beginning. They would show the house in between different marks in the show, etc.

  11. The Who’s The Boss house looks a bit like the house from Home Alone but I don’t think it is. Is the restaurant from Seinfeldin New York?

    Where are The All in The Family and Happy Days located?

    Thanks.

  12. I seem to remember an interesting apartment building used on the sitcom “Baby Makes Five.” I think it was the same one used on “Too Close For Comfort.”

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