Somewhat related to threads on strange street names … I was wondering exactly who lives on those streets that have unusual street names. Did the name of the street influence their buying decision, either positively or negatively?
Let’s say you found the perfect house, and it was on Gay Street – a common street name in much of the US. Knowing that people might snicker when they heard your address, would you buy a house there?
What about streets with names that sound ugly by today’s standards, such as female names from the 1920s? Would you choose to buy house on Mildred Lane, Ethel Avenue or Gertrude Street?
What about a street name that is impossible to pronounce, like a good, 14-letter long Polish street name somewhere in Buffalo?
Finally … let’s say you were relocated to Circleville, Ohio. You found the house of your dreams … on Hitler Road. Sold?