Dortin’s main residential neighborhoods for Humans are arrayed on the fringes of the city’s core. On the east is a middle-class residential band known as The Valley, in the low areas between the city’s core and the high ground of Orchard Hill, the exclusive area where Dortin’s wealthiest have their ‘country houses’. This is the most exclusive neighborhood of Dortin, close to the river breezes and away from the noise of the city. All The City Fathers and several other wealthy families and individuals have properties on this ridge, mostly country houses but occasionally actual farmhouses with adjoining lands. The orchards for which the area is named produce peaches, apples, cherries and nuts.