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Old 01-13-2009, 07:26 AM
 
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I work in a newly built office park in a urban sprawl hell hole. When I drive home, I sometimes take the back roads and go by all the subdivisions that destroyed forest to put up horrible looking block housing on credit. The most creative thing to them is their cheesy names they give them. The names are the most important thing. This is for some dude at work can tell the secretary that he lives in "High Point Acres" so he can sound important and rich on his credit debt. The architecture of the houses could have been designed by a 5th grader who knows autocad, but the subdivision names comes from a true genius.

I especially love when they tear down forest, drain lakes, and then name the urban sprawl subdivision full of McMansion after what use to be there.

Here are a few where I work in this urban sprawl hellhole.

-Heron Lakes.
-Horse Trotting Estates(no joke, this is a classic)
-Applewood Acres
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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There was this subdivision in one of the places I grew up in that had a "wood" theme. One of the street names was "morningwood lane". I'm pretty sure they changed it at one point though.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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^ LOL yes, most subdivision developers make a lame attempt to create an illusion to residents and visitors of living like the landed gentry of England. The names, more often than not, seem to end in Estates, or Acres (even when the lots constitute no more than 1/4 of an acre).
The funniest name I recall was when a friend of mine was building a house in Cobb County, GA. She was a HS French teacher, and was horrified when the sign for the subdivision went up and read Les Chateau. She called the developer and told him that he would either have to drop the S in Les or add an X to Chateau...she couldn't abide living in the grammatically incorrect status quo.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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There was this subdivision in one of the places I grew up in that had a "wood" theme. One of the street names was "morningwood lane". I'm pretty sure they changed it at one point though.
LOL I'll bet the couples on that street had a problem with getting to work on time!
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: 👶🏾CHI🛫CVG🛬AVL🛫CMH🛬CHI🛫?
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Brittany Estates (cincinnati)
Amberly Village (cincinnati)
Serenity Acres (columbia, sc)
Peaceful Isles (suburb of huntsville, dont know where I was lol)
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Ahoy! Acres (Chesapeake, VA)
North Ahoy Acres (Chesapeake, VA)

Any of the places near Hilton Head, SC with "Plantation" in the name. Call me silly, but I don't have the most positive connotations with South Carolina plantations, and I imagine some not-nice things happening there. It doesn't help the image, that some of these subdivisions have giant Nazi concentration camp guard towers on their boundaries.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I especially love when they tear down forest, drain lakes, and then name the urban sprawl subdivision full of McMansion after what use to be there.



-Heron Lakes.

Lol, good point. There are several sub-divisions here in Omaha named after non-existant lakes also.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Des Moines
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Salt Lake takes the cake. Bountiful? Really?
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Oh my favorite in this area is "ancient oaks". Not so funny? Well, it is considering that they clear cut and plowed every single oak tree on the 30 acres to clear the land to build the houses. Kind of ironic when you think about it.

20yrsinBranson
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