Sunset Valley or Riverview, which do you prefer? I like Sunset Valley. It was the first town I ever played, so I'm pretty familiar with it. I know all the places to get gems, bugs, seeds, and harvestables, so I like it. I love the layout as well.
Riverview is growing on me, but only for the challenge aspect. It has no central hang out like Sunset Valley and far less public amenities. Good for loner heavy households and gardening, but not much else.