This shows the locations of the cities in the NFS Games using the map of the US :
Tri-City has a geographical location too, and with Seacrest County too. Well, remember, Rockport is on the East Coast because the MW said that Rockport cannot be to the west because that would be pointless so it'd be to the east.
And the video where he said that is here :
nah Rockport is on WEST and OC on the east. Mw didnt said that about Rockport.
Basicly you placed wrong Bayview and Palmont. Palmont is more to south california or nevada where amcanyons are and bayview is on northern part cuz not so warm climate as tricity has (palm trees may be sinthetic)
Now it make way more sense but rovkport dont have hot climate. And place on shore of this bay between californian penisula and main land. (Actualy south camden is warmer place, but rosewood is more like eastern europe or england in autumn.)