Starling City is a fictional city in MIdwest USA and the home of THE ARROW. It is full of poverty, corruption, and extreme crime. The events of 'Arrow' TV show took place in 2012 when Queen Consolidated took over the city and began to rename it 'Star City'. There was a major earthquake that year as well in Starling. Starling city has its own airport, aquarium, bank and more and is very common to see neon signs in the city. The city was inspired by Boston and New York like Gotham City and Metropolis.