Crown City is a city. From Elwood City to Crown City the drive is over 100 miles, and along the way you pass through a lot of farmland. Despite the distance, in The Long Road Home George Lundgren walked from Elwood City to Crown City in 11 hours to raise money for Autism research.
Even though the city is a parody of NYC, Arthur Read and his family went to New York City with Buster and Bo Baxter in the pilot episode of Postcards from Buster. Buster also went to New York two other times in his spin-off series.
The kids sing a song about Crown City in Muffy Goes Metropolitan, with the lyrics
Crown City, you're dynamite
You're peaches and cream
Try your luck there, kid - Crown City!
Crown City! One heck of a diamond by the sea!
Crown City first appeared in Muffy Goes Metropolitan. It is located near an ocean according to the song, but it has a bridge similar to the Brooklyn Bridge. It has its own professional baseball team called the Crown City Kings, that played the Elwood City Grebes in the World Series, and also a Crown City hockey team that played against the Elwood City Otters in the playoffs at the end of the episode Bitzi's Beau.
The architecture in Crown City.
Crown City has its own subway. In the subway, there are performers and food stands.
In Comparison to Elwood City
Some episodes portray Elwood City in a different light compared to Crown City. Muffy Goes Metropolitan portrays it as a grand city, much larger than Elwood City and referred to as a place for weekend vacations. Other episodes, such as The Long Road Home portray Crown City as simply a sister city to Elwood City. Some have speculated that Elwood City might be a suburb of Crown City.