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Old 01-13-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I like it when they name the streets after the types of trees that were removed or the types of wildlife that was displaced to build them. Deer Run Lane? - guess what, the deer hauled *ss out of there when the dozers came along.
Or when they build on farmland and give all the streets agricultural names!
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Or when they build on farmland and give all the streets agricultural names!
I was going to say that myself. Alot of the early developments like the various Levittowns are like that.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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There's a subdivision here called "Meadowbrook Farms." It's nowhere near any farms, and there certainly isn't a meadow or a brook anywhere on the property. Also, the streets are named after states: Oklahoma Drive, New Jersey Street . . . . this is Michigan! You think they could have at least chosen some intersting states like California and Alaska. Oklahoma? New Jersey???

There's another subdivision by the same developer called "Meadows at Coolidge Place," which features cookie-cutter cluster houses and streets named after presidents . . . Nixon Lane, Garfield Street, Bush Blvd, etc.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I've always been amused by a neighborhood in NE Atlanta called Merry Hills...the streets in it are named Holly Lane, Christmas Lane, Merry Lane and Reindeer Drive.
What's so amusing about it is that the neighborhood is about 95% Orthodox Jewish.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Most of them are all just corny. Another term that's over used, particularly in suburban retail, is "crossing." There's a new one being built in my parents town called, "Payne's Crossing" and my girlfriend's family lives right near, "Scarborough Crossing."

The words, "gallery" and "collection" are pretty common among shopping malls. We have the Natick Collection (high end retail) in the Boston area.

I hate them all. My girlfriend and I typically make fun of every one we pass. "Meadowbrook" seems to be a commonly used one in that every suburban town I've ever been in has at least one "Meadowbrook."

I grew up in a neighborhood like that (my parents still live there) and I swear on my life I will never live in one again. If that's the American Dream, then count me out. I'll take urban living any day.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Southeast Iowa
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Roseville, CA: They bulldozed beautiful open fields with Oak trees and put up the ugliest, cheapest, housing developments I've ever seen. In between these neighborhoods are equally as ugly strip malls with Starbucks, Safeways, and Bank of America's. It all looks the same for miles and miles, housing development, strip mall, housing development, strip mall. You get the picture. Anyway, they are all different shades of peach and tan, all stucco, all two story, all the same. Tiny non-existent yards. Narrow streets, even the cars are the same, Escalade, Lexus, Escalade, Lexus, lined all the way down the street. Ha ha! Anyway, here are a few of the names I see on the iron gates that enclose these neighborhoods.

Esquire Estates
Moroccan Manor
Lexington Lane Estates

I mean, come on. Are they serious? Do people really buy into these fancy gated communites being elite living? There is NOTHING about these houses that resemble anything in Morocco. That's for sure! LOL.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Merry Way...LOL
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Here are some baffling ones in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Metroplex.

Barney Farms (How romantic!)
Blueberry Hill Estates (Built Atop a Former Landfill)
Fox Meadows (No Meadows or Foxes Anywhere Nearby)
Harmony Hills (What's So "Harmonious" About Tearing Down Trees For Homes?)
Highland Hills (Located in the Wyoming Valley)
Ice Lakes (What About July?!)
Independence Ridge (This Area Had NOTHING to Do With the Revolutionary War!)
Quail Hill (WHAT Quail?!)
Stone Bridge (Named for the Stone Bridge That Was Removed to Make Way For the Subdivision!)
Susquehanna Estates (No Views of the Susquehanna River)
The Village at Mountaintop (The Town is REALLY "Mountain Top")
Wildcat Ridge (WTF?! Bobcats in Scrantropolis?!)
Wildflower Village (Street Names Have Wildflower Names, but There Are No Wildflowers in Sight)
Willow View (No Willows in Sight)

As our area's pandemic sprawl issues continue to worsen I expect even more asinine developers to rear their ugly heads! LOL!
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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Here are some baffling ones in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Metroplex.

Barney Farms (How romantic!)
Blueberry Hill Estates (Built Atop a Former Landfill)
Fox Meadows (No Meadows or Foxes Anywhere Nearby)
Harmony Hills (What's So "Harmonious" About Tearing Down Trees For Homes?)
Highland Hills (Located in the Wyoming Valley)
Ice Lakes (What About July?!)
Independence Ridge (This Area Had NOTHING to Do With the Revolutionary War!)
Quail Hill (WHAT Quail?!)
Stone Bridge (Named for the Stone Bridge That Was Removed to Make Way For the Subdivision!)
Susquehanna Estates (No Views of the Susquehanna River)
The Village at Mountaintop (The Town is REALLY "Mountain Top")
Wildcat Ridge (WTF?! Bobcats in Scrantropolis?!)
Wildflower Village (Street Names Have Wildflower Names, but There Are No Wildflowers in Sight)
Willow View (No Willows in Sight)

As our area's pandemic sprawl issues continue to worsen I expect even more asinine developers to rear their ugly heads! LOL!
Please do not talk about sprawl issues on this forum. If you do, you will be put down as a elitist urbanite.

On this board there is only urbanites, and suburbanites. No in between, and God Forbid if you try to talk about how to develop smart growth suburbs.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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Anything with "Big Bone Lick" in it, LOL!
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