As Realtors, we are very aware of street names, since we have to be able to find all these places in order to show homes. Many streets have lovely names (Flora Park); some are named after famous people (Adams St, Jefferson St). Many neighborhoods have street names based on the name of their subdivision. For example, Shetland Pony is in Saddle Ridge; Turkey Trot is in Foxwood Trails.
A few street names make you ask “What were they thinking?” Here are my nominations for two of the worst street names in the Jacksonville area:
#2 – Fat Man Lane – Nassau County claims this location.
#1 – Hard Times Lane – Oh, my – how do you sell a house on this street? It is located off Manning Cemetery Road.
For the worst multiple street names in a planned community, I would have to nominate a neighborhood affectionately called “Cinderellaville“. Choose from: Cinderella Lane, Mother Goose Drive, Tinkerbell Road, Peter Pan Place, Flopsy Lane, Mopsy Lane, London Bridge Lane, Bo Peep, Bambi, Boy Blue and more!
Another Jacksonville community has biblical names; Cain Lane is located next to Abel Lane. Seth Drive, however, is about 20 miles away in Clay county.
Naming a street can be much like naming a child. That name will be attached to the houses on it for many years. Is there an unusual street name where you live? Would the name of a street influence your decision in purchasing a home?