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Old 05-28-2007, 07:08 AM
 
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So I had several business clients in town over the past two weeks. They want marketing studies done for the area and toured a few areas that met their numbers for traffic and so forth. After touring the sites they remarked about huge number of vacant commercial buildings and how the residential development entrance signs. I had to laugh, I see the signs all the time and yes they stickout and have gotten much bigger since I moved here. When I drove them past the Palasade's wall on the way to my house for dinner one of the women in the group made several cooments and really got me to wondering. It seems as of late many of these signs are increasing in size even on completed developments. Do you guys notice these signs/ brick entrances/ walls /gardens and do they really add to the development.
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:10 AM
 
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If you're taling about when you go into an entrance and it is landscaped and bricked out with the name of the area on it..yes I like them. Ours is done and kept up really nicely and it really does add to it.
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Yes, and they completely add to the development. It's like everything else in marketing: trying to set the tone of the neighborhood. Take pride in the entrance and the common areas, and homeowners will follow suit. Marketing 101.

On a side note, are your stories real, Duke? Or are you just starting conversation with us (which is fine)? Because I don't know anyone boring enough to visit me and talk about neighborhood signs.
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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So I had several business clients in town over the past two weeks. They want marketing studies done for the area and toured a few areas that met their numbers for traffic and so forth. After touring the sites they remarked about huge number of vacant commercial buildings and how the residential development entrance signs. I had to laugh, I see the signs all the time and yes they stickout and have gotten much bigger since I moved here. When I drove them past the Palasade's wall on the way to my house for dinner one of the women in the group made several cooments and really got me to wondering. It seems as of late many of these signs are increasing in size even on completed developments. Do you guys notice these signs/ brick entrances/ walls /gardens and do they really add to the development.

I think they add to the development. I'm disappointed in the MI Centennail subdivision entrance. It seems the developer was too greedy to make a nice entryway, instead they built a house on top of the street when they could have built a nice wall or something of interest there. That house couldn't be any closer than in the street itself.

Centennial is suppose to stretch over to Ramah Church rd across from Northstone maybe they will make a decent entrance on that side instead of another house in the street.
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area Florida
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I think they add to the development. I'm disappointed in the MI Centennail subdivision entrance. It seems the developer was too greedy to make a nice entryway, instead they built a house on top of the street when they could have built a nice wall or something of interest there. That house couldn't be any closer than in the street itself.

Centennial is suppose to stretch over to Ramah Church rd across from Northstone maybe they will make a decent entrance on that side instead of another house in the street.
we have alot of entances to my development and the colums signs and landscaping are BEAUTIFUL that is the one thing dh and I loved about the area..they only have them here in very expensive developments...we have one in mine but its a joke u cant even see the name of it..LOL...
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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I think they add to the development. I'm disappointed in the MI Centennail subdivision entrance. It seems the developer was too greedy to make a nice entryway, instead they built a house on top of the street when they could have built a nice wall or something of interest there. That house couldn't be any closer than in the street itself.

Centennial is suppose to stretch over to Ramah Church rd across from Northstone maybe they will make a decent entrance on that side instead of another house in the street.
I worry what all that traffic will do to that area. Those roads are so curvy and narrow....I fear back-ups and accidents!
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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I worry what all that traffic will do to that area. Those roads are so curvy and narrow....I fear back-ups and accidents!


I know! Have you seen that entrance to Centennial? That poor person is so close to the street, if a car runs off the road it will end up God forbid in his livingroom. That is just not right. I bet they practically gave that lot away.
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Certainly scary. My friends moved from Birkdale to Northstone and those roads around there are scary. I tell you, we should start a pool and bet on how long it is until someone plows into that house...I'm with you on that!!
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Tega Cay, SC
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I'm with you on that Palisades entrance sign. It's really something.
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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The conversation came up when some asked wheter the Palisades sign was for the church directly behind the sign. When I told them it was for a development they could not believe how over done it was. The group was from the northeast all have very nice homes in some in developments and orther on large lots. They pointed out how few of the developments in their area have entrance way signs. They also wondered about the berms. I think they thought some were nice but that many were over done and probably cost the builder more then it was worth in advertising. I don't know just went along with the converstation and worder how much the builder have to pay for these. I do find some very ugly and really doubt they do much for the neighborhood as far as setting the first impression. I think the first several house take of that.
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