[Top 10] Minecraft Best Seeds For a City

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Become an Urban local with these cool seeds!

[Top 10] Minecraft Best Seeds For a City


Minecraft map makers have some serious talent and dedication. The level of detail and planning that goes into even the simplest Minecraft map is truly remarkable. If you’re craving some creative architecture - whether in or out of survival mode - here are ten awesome 1.19 seeds to inspire your inner map maker; with a little determination, your own personal kingdom or city will be the talk of the town.


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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/39U395Y6zZY?t=246 

With a diverse range of biomes, terrain, and generated structures, this seed provides a lot of options for building locations. If you use the many local ecosystems to your advantage, you can surely come up with a lot of really innovative ideas! 

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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/PFE4fmSy6rY?t=20 

This seed features a truly astonishing locale. Floating in the middle of the sea is a raised island, populated by a village and covered in gorgeous, glassy pools of water. You could use the village in your civic planning and grow the town into a massive, bustling city - or you could just raze it to the ground and start anew.

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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/39U395Y6zZY?t=282 

This seed includes some really fascinating cliff generation. A cavern is cradling a taiga village cottage like a giant, stone bassinet. It’s quite cute, actually; and you could definitely work this unique terrain into a truly one-of-a-kind build. 

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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/PFE4fmSy6rY?t=90 

Playing with altitudes is a pretty easy way to add a lot of dynamism to any kind of architecture. If you’re building a house in the Sims 4, adding a foundation and multiple floors is a bit like breaking out the big guns, and terraforming tools are a must for any Animal Crossing Island Designer looking to step up their decorating game. This seed’s hilly plains biome provides a great canvas; can’t you just see that quiet little village blossoming into a vibrant city?

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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/o8BPbmYuhtw?t=12 

When I first laid eyes on this seed, I was immediately reminded of Mt. Fuji. I loved imagining a forest and city clustered around the foot of the hill, made up in the style of traditional Japanese architecture. Any city would be lovely, lying under that mountain’s watchful gaze; which one would you build?

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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/PFE4fmSy6rY?t=104 

Not all cities are home to temperate weather patterns. If you’re craving a bit of a winter chill, this seed features a gorgeous snowy taiga, backed by stone peaks, forming a crescent around a winy low-altitude oasis. This terrain would be a challenge to build in, but for anyone with the skills to pull it off, the outcome would be incredible.

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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/o8BPbmYuhtw?t=136 

Coastal cities are common in the real world, and they’re often pretty big and busy, too - this is because humans first settled near water to have quick access to all kinds of resources, and over time, those cities grew to enormous sizes, both for their age and their conveniences. However, not all coastal cities are sunny and warm. This seed reminds me of Greenland; beautiful, Northern saltwater shorelines, cold and bright.

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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/U0ydvvqd2o8?t=80 

The preview for this seed makes it look fairly ugly; but I implore you to give it a chance. This spot has some amazing potential. The exposed caverns and gorgeous color palette of the mesa biome above it make this an especially unique location for a city.

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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/o8BPbmYuhtw?t=286 

Just because a space is small doesn’t mean you can’t do big things with it. This little island has a wild mountain spire spiking upwards in the middle of it. It’s dotted with little village buildings, proving that this location is inhabitable; if you got really creative, you could turn this island into a mind blowing - but compact - city. Plus, having villagers already spawned on the island would save you a lot of trouble, if you were interested in trades.

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Check out this seed: https://youtu.be/U0ydvvqd2o8?t=265 

To wrap things up, we have a staple seed; a big, beautiful plains biome with lots of room to build and spread out. The village and pillager outpost could be a good place to start, or you could just build nearby and consider them your neighbors. The sky’s the limit with this seed.

Once you’ve picked the perfect seed, the artistry of architecture will just start to flow out of you. You know what they say; “Location, location, location!” We’ll see you around. Happy gaming!

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Adrien McKenna is a below-average gamer living a below-average life. This writer’s passion for pixels outmatches their skill in using them, but their determination has carried them far and wide.
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