Monday, March 23, 2009

What's in a [Street] Name?

There are so many pretty street names where I live, such as Misty Meadows, Tulip Tree Court, Snapdragon Lane, Whisper Hallow Drive, Candleflower Road, Coralberry Court, Sweetgum Drive, and Dewpoint Drive. They all sound like such pleasant streets to live on. However, the husband feels opposite. He said that if there was a great house that we loved, and it happened to be on a street named Tulip Tree Court, that it would be the deciding factor for him, and he wouldn't buy the house. He says he would have to live on a manly street.

Just wondering what you all thought of that. I'd love to live on Tulip Tree Court! Tulips are my favorite flower. However, there are some street names I've come across, and I thank heaven that I don't live on that street. So I guess it does make a difference to me too. What do you think?

15 comments:

I'm Always Rite said...

I love my street name "Broomsedge". It sounds magical.

There was a street in Florida that I just loved. Big beautiful houses, tall shade trees, incredible yards... And the street name? Memory Lane. Absolutely perfect... except that it was in Florida. ;)

The Girls' Mom said...

We just live on a boring numbered street. I hate it! I wish I had a pretty named street, the one next to us is Painted Hills, thats nice.

Ande said...

It could be way worse. Something gross and hideous. Like Blood way or something dirty, which I won't even write on here. Tulip lane it pretty, but I am sure that Tom wouldn't like it either.

Kim Watson said...

Hello there....I know I have been MIA. I haven't blogged or read blogs in ages....I had to get my time organised, with all my deadlines & blogging, ...well sort of fell off the bus. I am glad to see you & your lovely brood are looking as adorable as always.
I saw on your apron post there were 108 comments...yowzer girl!! That is some readership.
It's cos you are such a sweetie, but I suppose they tell you that all the time.
I think of you often.
Hugs
Kim!
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Heidi said...

I agree - I would not be able to live on a stranged named street. I guess if I was in love with the house - I could compromise. But I've been lucky so far. But all the streets you named sounded good to me.

runningfan said...

A street name probably wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me, but I'm so happy we ended up on Begonia Terrace!

Nancy W said...

I live on Tupelo, which I believe is a tree. I like the name but have seen that were a little odd or akward. Not sure how much of a deal breaker it would be for me. Guess it would depend on the house and the street name. Hugs from Conroe TX!

Emily said...

I think the street and town name totally make a difference! Maybe not a deciding difference, but they play a huge role. Haven't you ever driven through a town with a wretched name and thought, "ugh, I'm so glad that's not on my address labels!" -e

Rebecca said...

We also have had a numbered street name since I got married 12 years ago, and had 5 different addresses. Numbered streets make things so much easier to find but sometimes a nice, pretty name would be fun also.

Nan said...

When I took my SAT test last week the building where i took it was on Weber St. I decided it was all good luck! Maybe someday I'll live on Weber St. Those are pretty sweet street names, I agree!

courtney said...

Trust me, if you find the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood, you won't care what the street name is! For us, the neighborhood is the most important, there are things about a house you can change easily, but the place, will never change, so choose wisely! Start looking at neighborhoods now, see how they look in all the seasons, that will help you get an idea of what area you would like to be in.

Cassie said...

I came over from Lolly's blog - I am so excited about your Grape Chicken Salad recipe - I've been waiting for it ever since I saw it in the lineup!

As for street names....it would only be a deciding factor if it was something horrible. Other than that, I don't really think about it much.

Cherie said...

I think it would be fun to have a beautiful street name.
I remember when I was a little girl there was a neighborhood near us that was named after candy - Lollipop Lane, Peppermint Ridge, Gumdrop Place, etc...I thought that was the bomb.com but I think Tuliptree ct. or Snapdragon Lane is just as fun!
Men don't care as long as they have a big garage - ha ha.

Bobbi said...

I think i married your husbands twin. we were looking at neighborhoods last weekend...same comment. he needs a guy street.
so i guess we will live on "scratch myself way". LOL

mamaduck said...

When we found our house the street name was almost a deal breaker, seriously. It's stupid, King Bird. People always ask us to spell it because they think we are saying King Burg, or they think it is a single word. Adam sometimes adds a squack at the end.