Using traditional land textures, the sim features a river valley with an island in the center of the river. The sim residents have remained fairly stable, with very little changes in land ownership, which is typical for an older sim.
One of the more prominent features of Noyo was the Ivory Tower of Primitives, one of the premiere and most respected in-world building tutorials. The Ivory Tower Library of Primitives was demolished June 17, 2006. After that time, the Natoma Ivory Tower Library of Primitives functioned in place of the old one.
Noyo is now part of The Forest of Kahruvel.