What street COULDN'T you live on?
In so many ways, the home you live in defines you as a person. And that extends to the name of the street you live on.
Have you or your client's ever NOT bought a home because of the street name? Personally, I once didn't buy a perfectly acceptable home that I liked because it was on Letchworth Avenue.
Letch: Someone with an overly strong sexual desire. As a note (and boy, is this a learning experience!), letch also means something I've never heard of: A stream or pool in boggy land.
Well, I guess it was named after the stream in boggy land rather than a randy homeowner -- a few years after I didn't buy it, it was completely flooded out!
So what street got me thinking about this today?
No matter how much I loved a home -- if it was on Candytuft Road, I just couldn't buy it.
It reminds me of Candy Land too much. Remember that game?
If I lived on Candytuft Road, I'd be afraid of getting stuck in the Molasses Swamp when I was taking the dog out for a walk. Or getting lost in the Lollypop Woods. Or finding out that the home I purchased was really the Crooked Old Peanut Brittle House.
Well - I know a candytuft is a flowering plant. But nonetheless, I just couldn't live on a street named after one.
In the Philadelphia suburbs, we have three streets named after the candytuft: Candytuft Road in Levittown, PA, Candytuft Road in Jamison, PA, and Candytuft Lane in West Chester, PA. Nice places, all. But three streets in those nice places that I just couldn't live on.
How about you? Have you ever not bought a home because of the name of the street it was on?
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