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Old 01-14-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Anything with "Big Bone Lick" in it, LOL!
No way!

Actually the one that cracks me up is the one I live in: Sonoma at Ute Creek and there's a little stone wall at the entrance with an embossed carving of grapes on it! Only problem is, it's in Colorado, miles from the nearest vineyard and it overlooks a golf course. Not exactly Napa is it?
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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When I was a kid in Oregon a sudivision went in called "Tropic Isles Estates", with street names like Hawaiian, Tahitian, Bora Bora, etc. They even had palm trees and hibiscus by the entrance signs. They died after the first fall frost.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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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.
Excuse me? Are you being serious? The reason why so many older cities are in the dire straits they are in today is solely the fault of flight to the suburbs. If Scranton's thousands of well-heeled suburbanites flooded back into the city, we'd be one of the most vibrant cities in the Northeast!
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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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!
Blueberry Hill Estates (Built Atop a Former Landfill)
LOL !!!
Independence Ridge (This Area Had NOTHING to Do With the Revolutionary War!)
Possibly it is because the Iroqouis Indians came down during the Revolution and attacked the Connecticut settlers in the Wyoming valley. There were several battles in the area I believe.

Connecticut was trying to claim most of what is now Northern Pennsylvania. Things actually got pretty hot between Pennsylvania and Connecticut forces at different times.

After the Revolution - Connecticut gave up its right to Northern Pennsylvania but continued to claim a narrow band of land all the way to the Pacific! They actually settled part of NE Ohio.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Worst one I've seen was one where streets were named after planets.
Saturn Street
Jupiter Road
Uranus Drive

I'm not even kidding!
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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"The Escape at Hardwood" enough said.......

I've also seen "Morning Wood"
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Ventana Ranch. I live in the wacked out Subdivison.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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LOL I'll bet the couples on that street had a problem with getting to work on time!
I just now got the joke!
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Excuse me? Are you being serious? The reason why so many older cities are in the dire straits they are in today is solely the fault of flight to the suburbs. If Scranton's thousands of well-heeled suburbanites flooded back into the city, we'd be one of the most vibrant cities in the Northeast!
You should know me better than that, I was just being sarcastic.
This came after I was talking about smart growth, and I was put down as being a "elitist Urbanite".
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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You should know me better than that, I was just being sarcastic.
This came after I was talking about smart growth, and I was put down as being a "elitist Urbanite".
Oh! Sorry! I'm a little dense sometimes!
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