Beacon Heights is the primary setting in the book and TV series of The Perfectionists. The book states its location is in Washington, as a satellite town of Seattle. However, the television adaption describes Beacon Heights as more of a college town set in Oregon than a traditional residential area.

It is the hometown of the Perfectionists in the book series. Most of the residents seem to be of middle or upper-class income range in wages and are described as overachievers gifted with success and intelligence while pressuring their youth to match that perfection.

Most of the town's traits were passed on in the television adaption, though now it's defined as a college town with its own newspaper and university.


  • Hotchkiss Mansion
  • Alison's House
  • Mona's Apartment
  • Hotchkiss Cabin
  • Dylan and Andrew's Apartment Building
  • Hotchkiss Residence (Book Location)
  • Martell-Lewis Residence (Book Location)
  • Jalali Residence (Book Location)
  • Duval Residence (Book Location)
  • Granger Residence (Book Location)

  • Donna's Donuts & Pies
  • Cupcake Kingdom (Book Location)
  • Le Poisson (Book Location)

Book Series


In many ways, Beacon Heights, Washington, looks like any affluent suburb: Porch swings creak gently in the evening breeze, the lawns are green and well kept, and all the neighbors know one another. But this satellite of Seattle is anything but average. In Beacon, it’s not enough to be good; you have to be the best.
With perfection comes pressure. Students here are some of the best in the country, and sometimes, they have to let off a little steam. What five girls don’t know, though, is that steam can scald just as badly as an open flame.


  • The first ever murder in the town occurred when Nolan Hotchkiss was pushed off the roof of Thorne Hall.

Behind the Scenes

  • The TV series films in Portland, Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest as often as possible.



  1. (as seen in Taylor's obituary in "Pilot")
  2. ("Sex, Lies and Alibis")
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