This is the town where all of the series takes place and is rivaling with its bigger city Blairsville. The mayor of Middleton is Martha (currently), and formerly Tom, and Cassie.

In season 4, episode 8, Noah states that New York (more specifically Fordham University) is 921 miles away. Middleton is known to be close to several large lakes, and has at least 1 major river running through it. Even though it is described as a small town, it has its own high school.