Evensdale is the perfect place to live. On one side there's a city, while the other side is more country suburbia. It has several parks, fishing spots, beaches, community lots, businesses and plenty of places to work for all careers. For fun, there are several clubs, pubs, arcades and coffee houses. Sims can play in the parks, relax on the beaches, swim, snorkel, water ski, and dive for treasures. There's something for everyone.
The Flynn Family, Maggie, Cora and Mitchel, are rich orphans. After their parents died in a tragic accident, they went to live with their long lost uncle Edmund, whom they had never met, in Midnight Hollow. However, Edmund is an imposter. Mistakenly, he received a letter from the Flynn estate lawyer regarding the three kids. Since the real Edmund had died, he took advantage of the situation and became their guardian so he could take over the estate.
Part of their fortune included their grandmother's very old, rundown house in Evensdale. To escape their abusive guardian, Maggie, a teenager, took her siblings and ran away. They arrive in Evensdale and move into the Flynn Mansion.
After settling into their new home, Maggie heads out to the library with her brother and sister. She wants to register Mitchel in school and sign up for home schooling for herself, so she can be home with little Cora.
At the library she meets Byron Witherspoon, a rebellious teen from a very well to do family. They discuss her inheritance while two Hot-Headed males seem to be having a disagreement. Jayme Donnybrook, a burly Fireman, has Ray Ragman in a headlock and ends up kicking his butt.
Having a couple of kids to look after, Maggie takes little Cora around town with her as she dives into dumpsters looking for things to sell and furnish her home with.
On the last day of Summer, Maggie takes the kids to the beach. There they meet and hang out with new friends while having fun.
Seasons have passed and the kids have aged up. Mitchel is now a teenager and has the Athletic trait. He also Hates the outdoors but wants to work in Sports. He hasn't figured out how to do this yet, but starts by hitting the gym to get in shape.
Cora is now a child and, having the Loves to Swim trait, she signs up for the Swimming Club after school activities.
A few days later, Maggie becomes a young adult and receives her portion of the inheritance, $50,000 Simolians. Having lived with a psychopatic imposter, she decides to join Law Enforcement as a Private Investigator.
With her inheritance, Maggie completely renovates and decorates her grandmother's old house. She turns it into a 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom, Legacy Mansion.
One evening at the pub, Maggie meets Lord Tobias Witherspoon. There's an instant attraction between them and they spend the evening getting to know one another. Maggie discovers Tobias is from a large, aristocratic, English family and has a background story similar to hers.
Meanwhile, back at the house, her brother Mitchel is going steady with Jamie Whitlock.
In order to advance in her career, Maggie needs to attend Law Enforcement training with a course in private investigating. Also, her new friend, Tobias Witherspoon, needs to attend Medical School to become a Doctor. So they both enroll in college and go together.
First day of classes, Maggie goes through a series of physical training. First, she works on focusing her mind by doing yoga stretches. Next, she works on building confidence and muscle strength with rock climbing. Then, on upper body strength with the Chin up bars. Finally, she works on persistence and coordination with the Trampoline.
After classes, Tobias invites Maggie to the Student Union building for a game of table tennis. Later, they walk back to the dorm together.