This article uses content from the Storybrooke article on the Once Upon a Time Wiki.

Land Without Magic Location
General Information
Status: Currently existing
Underworld version: Underbrooke
Character Affiliations
Show Information
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "Wish You Were Here"

Storybrooke, Maine is a Land Without Magic location featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It first appears in the first episode of the first season.


For history of Storybrooke, see here.


For detailed location information, please see the list of Storybrooke locations.

Notable BusinessesEdit


This is the list of all the former and current inhabitants of Storybrooke.

^: Former inhabitants
†: Deceased inhabitants
º: This inhabitant came to Storybrooke after the first curse was cast
2: This inhabitant comes to Storybrooke only because of the second curse
ºB: This inhabitant came to Storybrooke after the second curse was cast
3: This inhabitant comes to Storybrooke only because of the third curse.
*: This inhabitant's status and/or current whereabouts is unknown
i: This inhabitant was brought to Storybrooke as an inanimated figure, such as statue, puppet or corpse.



  • The town's name is a pun on "story book".
  • Filming of Storybrooke scenes takes place in Steveston Village, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Storybrooke can be accessed by other worlds in the following ways: via the Land Without Magic at the Storybrooke town border, via the magic wardrobe, using the ashes of the wardrobe combined with the waters of Lake Nostos, or throwing a magic bean into the lake to create a portal.
  • Boston seems to be the nearest city to the town because many characters who tried to leave were heading there.
    • According to Emma, Boston is four hours away from Storybrooke by driving.
  • According to show creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, Regina would not be affected by memory loss if she left Storybrooke.
  • Goof: In "The Thing You Love Most" and "The Price of Gold", the blue storefront next to Granny's Diner is the actual haberdashery located on Moncton Street in Steveston Village where Once Upon a Time films. Later, however, this storefront becomes the Storybrooke Pet Shelter, thanks to a false storefront. The storefront next to the Pet Shelter changes as well, beginning as the La Tandoor restaurant before getting a fake storefront for the show.
  • Storybrooke's coat of arms is an apple tree.


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.