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Every town has the standards:  First, Main, Broadway.  I’m not sure why there’s a Texas Street in California, but, hey, maybe they ran out of ideas.Then there’s Why Worry Lane.  Awww.  I wanna live on Why Worry Lane – too bad the last house sold for $4.9 million — in 1999.  Looks like I won’t ever live there; but I won’t have to live on Alcatraz either. Frank Zappa must have collaborated on Moonbeam Way.  (Insert Twilight Zone theme song.)

Cookie Court, now I could live there.  Coalmine View?  No, I don’t want a view of the coalmine.  Not that you would since living on Bay View doesn’t insure a view of the bay.  I’d like to do a reverse directory search to see if anyone named Mercury lives on Winged Foot.  Shady Lane…awww.  That’s a possibility.  No matter if I don’t like the house; I like the street name. 

It would seem logical that Railroad Avenue would have a train passing by, but nooo.  Easy Street?  Nah. 

Michigan has Physco Path – no, really. 

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If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, don’t buy a house on Divorce Court.  Stick to Lovers Lane. 

Okay, now.  It’s gotten out of hand.  I just landed in Austria.

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As a lifelong resident and local Realtor, Vicki has established herself as a respected member of the San Mateo County real estate community. She’s known for her wit, sarcasm, and her personality that shows through in her posts. You can find her spouting off at Twitter, here at ag, and her personal blog, San Mateo Real Estate



  1. Mariana Wagner

    March 25, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    OMG… We have a neighborhood that is full of street names like: Happiness, Serendipity, Carefree, etc … Then, right down the street is Purgatory Rd.

  2. Kelley Koehler

    March 25, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I used to live on Avenida los Vallectios. Try spelling THAT one to the pizza guy.

  3. Kelley Koehler

    March 25, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    make that Vallecitos. whoopsie.

  4. Bill Lublin

    March 26, 2008 at 2:56 am

    One of my favorites was a Street in Philadelphia called Enola – When the builder put his house there it was the only house on the Street – (Enola is Alone spelled backwards!) 🙂

  5. Teresa Boardman

    March 26, 2008 at 4:35 am

    We have a Teresa street and a Boardman street here. Teresa is in West St. Paul and Boardman is in Minneapolis. Just thought you might like to know just how famous I am.

  6. Vicki Moore

    March 26, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Mariana – Do you think they planned that?

    Kelley – We have a lot of Spanish street names but I don’t think that’s one of them. Maybe I should ask that question to my buyer clients: Is the name of the street important to you? What if they said yes. OMG!

    Bill – Thanks for the explanation. I wouldn’t have figured that out on my own.

    Teresa – We already knew you were famous – and special!

  7. ines

    March 26, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    My brother lives in Lawn way next to fern street off of Lark Avenue – I think your street namers were more creative!

  8. Michael Price

    March 27, 2008 at 2:48 am

    My favorite recently was taking down a message for my wife for someone that lived on street named “Fragrant Cloud” – I’m just a guy, a fragrant cloud is something you blame on the dog.

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