U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-18-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
13,099 posts, read 15,911,562 times
Reputation: 9139

Advertisements

ALSO: I always thought Los Angeles Avenue in North Highland was kinda strange. Is there an Atlanta Avenue in LA? And of course, there's that predominantly Jewish neighborhood over near Toco Hill here all the streets have Christmas names ..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-18-2012, 12:46 PM
JPD
 
11,849 posts, read 14,465,255 times
Reputation: 7536
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newsboy View Post

Don't all the city streets change names at North Avenue? Or is it Ponce?
No. Piedmont, for example, keeps its name on both sides of those roads.

Last edited by JPD; 10-18-2012 at 01:03 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-18-2012, 12:54 PM
JPD
 
11,849 posts, read 14,465,255 times
Reputation: 7536
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newsboy View Post
ALSO: I always thought Los Angeles Avenue in North Highland was kinda strange. Is there an Atlanta Avenue in LA? And of course, there's that predominantly Jewish neighborhood over near Toco Hill here all the streets have Christmas names ..
Isn't that a tribute to the developer's daughter? As you drive down Lavista towards the city, the streets are Merry Christmas Jody Bramble.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-18-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
6,458 posts, read 7,257,556 times
Reputation: 4205
Quote:
Originally Posted by aries4118 View Post
With all the re-naming and controversy, I've always thought that they should have re-named Boulevard "Maynard Jackson Boulevard" and left the airport alone. Plus, a Maynard Jackson Boulevard passes close to Maynard Jackson High School (also appropriately re-named). Maynard Jackson's ancestors (John Wesley Dobbs, etc) also established themselves in the Old Fourth Ward Area near and around Boulevard.
I think Boulevard is one of those unique quirks that just needs to be kept the way it is. It should always just be Boulevard and confuse out of towners

I remember reading something about this once, but for the life of me can't remember!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-18-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
2,047 posts, read 3,874,733 times
Reputation: 957
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwkimbro View Post
I think Boulevard is one of those unique quirks that just needs to be kept the way it is. It should always just be Boulevard and confuse out of towners

I remember reading something about this once, but for the life of me can't remember!
Right, you can't change it now. It's totally full of win. And you're right out of towners will be like, Ah-ru? Totally Scooby Do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-18-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
22,147 posts, read 16,147,338 times
Reputation: 4894
Quote:
Don't all the city streets change names at North Avenue? Or is it Ponce
North Ave starts the numbered streets in Midtown. At least were not like NYC where Aves run north-south and streets run east-west. That's confusing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-18-2012, 01:44 PM
JPD
 
11,849 posts, read 14,465,255 times
Reputation: 7536
Quote:
Originally Posted by cqholt View Post
North Ave starts the numbered streets in Midtown. At least were not like NYC where Aves run north-south and streets run east-west. That's confusing.
I think that's actually quite simple, but you have to have a grid for that to work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-18-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
22,147 posts, read 16,147,338 times
Reputation: 4894
Quote:
I think that's actually quite simple, but you have to have a grid for that to work
Which is why Midtown has the numbered streets, but nowhere else does.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-18-2012, 01:52 PM
 
12,906 posts, read 20,980,594 times
Reputation: 4076
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newsboy View Post
ALSO: I always thought Los Angeles Avenue in North Highland was kinda strange. Is there an Atlanta Avenue in LA? And of course, there's that predominantly Jewish neighborhood over near Toco Hill here all the streets have Christmas names ..
Description of Merry Hills Homeowners Association and Website

History of the Merry Hills subdivision and MHHA

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Atlan...91326&t=m&z=16
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-18-2012, 02:00 PM
 
12,906 posts, read 20,980,594 times
Reputation: 4076
Possible title and theme for your next book, Lady Holcomb?


Boulevard


Hipster boy meets blue-collar, hardworking, grew-up-in-O4W, streetsmart waitress? Or hipster boy meets civil rights icon heiress with roots in Sweet Auburn?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top