6. Kentucky

Beth's house in the Queen's Gambit
Photo: KEN WORONER/NETFLIX © 2020
Beth's house in the Queen's Gambit
Photo: KEN WORONER/NETFLIX © 2020

Other places near Toronto were used as places in Kentucky, where Beth lived with her adopted mother Alma Wheatley.  The house Alma lives in, which Beth later buys from her adopted father, is a real house in Cambridge, Ontario.

Canada is a popular filming destination for productions, often used to recreate classic Americana towns (like in the many Hallmark-esque holiday-themed films out there). Recent shows filmed there include Firefly Lane on Netflix, where the city doubled for Seattle and Spinning Out where the city and the surrounding areas including a ski resort doubled for Idaho.