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Old 06-06-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Tricity
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Really! Some are silly, some are lame ( EaDo), other just misleading...
Houstonia?? Gimme a break!
Fake Names, It’s Gotta Stop | Keep Houston Houston.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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It makes it really difficult searching for housing when everything is misnamed with some stupid Realtor-ese name
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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"The proliferation of faux New York City style names needs to stop, and it might as well stop here"

I agree. Its not "uptown" its the galleria area. Its not "Neartown" its Montrose. If you live off of Washington Ave you don't live in "the Heights". Its not "midtown" its fourth ward. It's not 'EaDo" its the east end.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I love it when builders pull up every single tree on the property before building then have the gall to call it Katy Oaks or whatever Forest. Seriously?
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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It makes it really difficult searching for housing when everything is misnamed with some stupid Realtor-ese name
Hey, Realtors didn't name this stuff - developers did, when they wanted to try and pizzazz it up. In fact, most I know call the neighborhoods what they have always been called.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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Imagine how confusing it must be for people not from the area who have to deal with fake neighborhood names and roads that have 2 or 3 names.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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"Houstonia" is a neighborhood? I thought it was the magazine that was originally called Houstonian but had to drop the "n" at the end after the Houstonian Country Club threatened legal action over name confusion.
Anyway, the author of that blog seems to be the only person who doesn't like the new magazine...
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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Clinton? Or hell's kitchen? Its stupid to try and re-brand sections. Especially something like Washington Heights? Didnt know we had a large Dominican area, being served by corner bodegas.

Since I heard Eado, its gotten under my skin. Its the Second Ward. East End.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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Of all the names, I hate "EaDo" the worst so very pretentious.

Why couldn't we just leave it at the "Galleria" or "Galleria Area". I know its just one building but I don't like "Uptown" either.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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When my grandson was around 7 or 8, we moved back to Houston. They drove over, he took a look at the granite sign at the entry and opined "sounds like a bad British comedy". That about summed it up.
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