- Stranger Things was filmed primarily between Jackson and Atlanta, GA.
- Part of Stranger Things’ season 4 production takes place in Albuquerque, NM.
- Stranger Things season 5 is expected to be released sometime in late 2023 or early 2024.
- Creel House from season 4 was placed on the market in Oct 2022 for $1.5 mil.
Since its first season launched in 2016, the hit scifi show Stranger Things has been a beloved addition to Netflix’s series lineup and one of the most watched series on the platform with a staggering 1.35 billion hours of view time in the first week of the season 4 premiere. Over the years, fans have continued to follow the adventures of Eleven and friends as they continue to combat evil entities while navigating the challenges of growing up. Relatable characters, combined with its nostalgia-inducing 1980s aesthetic, has made this incredible series loved by both children and adults alike. With the end of the series in sight, VR wants to take you on a journey down memory lane with these Stranger Things filming locations and more!
Where Is Stranger Things Filmed?
Almost the entire Stranger Things series up to season 4 was shot in Jackson and Atlanta, Georgia! With some production taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico in season 4.
Want the full tour? Keeping reading for all the deets on Stranger Things house locations and more on the cast!
Stranger Things Creel House
Built in 1882, this stunning Gothic Revival-style home was originally known as Claremont House prior to its introduction on Stranger Things. Now, fans of the series know it as Creel House – aka Vecna’s creepy lair!
While the home is set in Hawkins, Indiana on Stranger Things, the residence is actually located in Rome, Georgia!
The residence offers 7,233 square feet of living space as well as 1 acre of land. Sure, the series did a fantastic job of making it look like a spooky heap of junk, but in reality this place is incredibly beautiful inside and out!
The grand foyer alone is enough to make you swoon with its custom wood framing and antique chandelier. If you enjoy historic architecture – this place is for you!
The Victorian decadence continues in the home’s many lounge areas and parlor. Unlike most homes built around the same time, this structure provides a far more spacious floorplan – every room seems grander than the last!
In addition to a formal dining room, the residence also provides an eat-in dining option in the large kitchen.
The residence was originally built for a prominent lawyer, Colonel Hamilton Yancey, and his wife, Florence. It took a whopping 3 years to complete!
Offering plenty of space for residents and guests alike, the home boasts 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms as well as a guest house!
In October 2022, the home was placed on the market for $1.5 million and was sold to an anonymous buyer less than a month later, though details on the final sales price are unknown.
Stranger Things Will Byers House Indiana
While not necessarily the most gorgeous house from Stranger Things, the Will Byers house, fictionally located in Indiana, played an important role in the series.
Like most of the filming locations from the show, the Will Byers home was not actually located in Indiana, but rather Fayetteville, Georgia.
Built in 1900, the home features 1,846 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as 6.17 acres of land.
In 2022, the home sold for $400,000. The new owner reportedly plans on making the property into a Stranger Things themed AirBnB with areas of the home made to look like the Upside Down!
Will Byers House Season 4
In season 4, we find Will Byers, Eleven, and fam now living in a brand new, far larger, residence in Lenora Hills, California – except it’s not actually California. The real residence located in the Land of Enchantment – aka New Mexico!
Situated in a quiet Albuquerque neighborhood in Bernalillo County, this modest home boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms as well as 4,350 square feet of interior space.
In addition to a spacious living room, the residence also features a separate family room – both of which look super cozy!
Oh, and if you’re in the mood to soak up some sun, without having to venture outside, this sunroom will do the trick!
Residents of this home never have to fear running out of space at the dinner table – this place has an eat-in kitchen AND a huge formal dining room.
What may be literally the coolest place in the home – this basement turned recreation room has everything from table games, arcade machines, a lounge area, and more.
The owners even placed a letter board with lights around it – a playful nod to season 1 of Stranger Things When Joyce communicated with Will using the lights.
Outside, the home features a covered porch, pond, and fantastic views of the mountains nearby.
Wish you could spend a night in this piece of Stranger Things history? Thanks to the owner, you can! The home has been transformed into an AirBnB that can be rented for around $388 for 2 nights and houses up to 14 guests.
Wheeler House Stranger Things
Now, if we’re going to properly cover Stranger Things filming locations, we have to cover Mike and Nancy Wheeler house!
Unsurprisingly, the home is NOT located in Indiana and actually resides in Atlanta, Georgia. The property was built in 1963 – giving it the perfect look for Stranger Things’ retro aesthetic.
Additionally, the residence boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as 2,466 square feet of living space. Sadly, it seems interior photos aren’t currently available for the home – and all interior shots on the series were filmed in studio – so not much is known about the real home’s floorplan.
In 2021, the property sold for $425,000.
Stranger Things Cast
Stranger Things boasts a fantastic main cast that includes the lovely Winona Ryder (Joyce), David Harbour (Hopper), Brett Gelman (Murray), Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner), Fin Wolfhard (Mike), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb Mclaughlin (Lucas), Sadie Sink (Max), Noah Schnapp (Will), Joe Keery (Steve), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Priah Ferguson (Erica), and Maya Hawk (Robin) – along with a plethora of other talented actors that have appeared throughout the series.
And no, Maya Hawk is NOT related to Tony Hawk, but she still has some uber famous parents – Ethan Hawk and Uma Thurman!
Are the Stranger Things Cast Friends?
Literally all the young cast members on the series were children when Stranger Things began in 2016 – meaning that while they were close, it was more like bickering siblings, according to actress, Millie Bobby Brown. Brown has stated in the past that she also grew very close to co-star, Winona Ryder, while filming and would frequently hang out with her if the boys on the show became too annoying.
Finn Wolfhard, aka Mike Wheeler, had this to say when talking about his co-stars: “When you start a show that young, there’s drama and there’s rivalries because it’s like school. And then you become older, and you stop caring.”
So, are they friends? Yes and no – it seems more like family – lots of love with plenty of spats in between!
Is Stranger Things Over?
No, the series thankfully did not end with the season 4 finale – though the Duffer Brothers have announced that the upcoming season 5 of Stranger Things will be the last (I’m not crying – you’re crying!)
This leads us to the next important question – when does Stranger Things season 5 come out? According to the very handsome Hopper himself, David Harbour, the writers are currently finishing up the final season storyline in 2022 – meaning that we likely won’t be seeing season 5 until late 2023 or even 2024!