Happy Independence Day America!
Happy Independence Day America!
Lazy Acres, if you’re looking for a beachfront property this probably is not where you’ll find it. Street, avenues, lanes, and others have names that are part of the address to identify the location of a property. Urban areas have been assigning names since the 1800’s in the USA . Rural areas have converted the Rural Route box numbers to Street addresses, in recent years to work hand in hand with the implementation of enhanced 911 systems.
There are many reasons streets are given a name from acknowledging a local family to the name of a flower growing wild on the property.
In the real estate world, you wouldn’t think a name would matter to a purchaser as long as the area, price and terms were just what they are looking for. From time to time a person may feel squirmish about a street name just the same as they may feel about a house number or what direction the front door faces.
Some cities keep it simple by numbering the streets in sequence. Others, like Atlanta can totally turn you in circles with Peachtree North, south-east and west. Thank goodness for GPS.
Inquisitive buyers like to know the backstory behind a street name and if you dig around enough you can probably hear a good tale. Developers today often take their time to assign names to a new community. Selecting a theme that has a connection to the land or landowner sets the pace for effective marketing.
The background story can then be shared for years to come.
One of my favorites is the simple story of Keylime Drive.
The Developer had a weekend getaway on Amelia Island Georgia. She thought it was so beautiful and had Keylime pie at dinner for dessert. There you have it, Amelia and Keylime Drives in the new neighborhood.
A few years ago I documented by video some of the communities that I worked on and assigned names. As word got out about my street naming from time to time interesting stories would be told to me. Here is one from a small city in the metro area of Savannah Georgia.
Happy home shopping…:) I hope you find your Happy lane 🙂
I can’t help but to ask myself if I am prepared to accept the changes of the age of technology. Anything that saves time is assumed to be good.
Scooter options….using pedal power and smart cars…downsizing
Use it or lose it….less available every year
The number you have reached is no longer in service
Still working and classic
Admire the old and embrace all that is new, change is continuous and mixing things up is really cool 🙂
Photos taken in New York City 2018…..
“There is no necessity to seek for anything better than metallic brown, venetian red, or red oxide as a pigment, and pure linseed oil as the vehicle, as a suitable paint for tin roofs”
Engineer Review , March 1909
This 1870 home is located in the historic district of Guyton Georgia. A city rich in history and on the route of “Shermans March to the Sea”. To view other homes and to read more about this charming community please visit: https://effinghammoves.com/2018/04/15/guyton-georgia-usa-tells-its-own-story/
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It is now a venue for weddings and events, located on Bull street in the Victorian District.
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