The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 August 2006

Now leasing: The Depths

A couple weeks ago, I linked to this Rocket Jones observation:

Ever notice how when a new housing development is going up, if it's Something Estates then it's ritzy and pricey, and if it's Whatever Heights then it's always "affordable" housing. If I had the money, I'd do a development called Estates Heights just to see what would happen.

Doesn't matter, says Punctilious:

Including the words Heights, Ridge, Hills or Vista in your subdivision name does not change the fact that it is still in a flood plain.

Remind me to run up to Quail Springs and see the, um, springs.

Posted at 7:46 AM to Dyssynergy


Tell me about it. In Orlando and environs we have street names like Mountain Lake Boulevard and Glacier National Park Way.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 6:24 PM on 27 August 2006

There never has been truth in subdivision names. As long ago as when I was a tot, our subdivision boasted foresty named streets like Dellwood, Ravenwood, Archwood and Sequoia. Of course it was built on recently drained swampland shortly after all the trees were razed.

btw, How were the quail this year up by the springs?

Posted by: RAMMER at 3:28 PM on 3 September 2006

Decidedly unpheasant, if you ask me.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:36 PM on 3 September 2006