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The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming

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    jOHnH
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    On Neil Ave, one of the stones says “Welcome to Dennison Park” or something along those lines and I have never heard that used before. Funny how these names evolve, I grew up in ‘Franklinton’ but it was always called the bottoms when I was growing up.

    #475165

    jOHnH
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    #475166

    AMEEKER
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    rus said:
    The only people I know who call my neighborhood ‘Fifth by Northwest’ are people on this board.

    Everyone else I know calls it the Columbus part of Grandview or just Grandview, if they think of it at all.

    The City of Columbus calls it that. Google maps calls it that.

    #475167

    mrpoppinzs
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    I have also heard it called Tri-Village.

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    rus
    rus
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    Pablo said:
    Or Tri-Village…

    That’s where that name comes from? Only heard it used in one place, but was curious about it…

    #475169

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    I think ‘Tri-Village Post Office’ is also inscribed on the entablature of Z-Cucina.

    #475170

    Coreroc
    Member

    AMEEKER said:
    The City of Columbus calls it that. Google maps calls it that.

    fifth by northwest on Google maps indicates the area the same exact way that they identify Kingswood apartments. So I wouldn’t consider that an official source for the name used by few.

    Personally I think that this kind of micro name for a neighborhood is just silly and pointless unless the neighborhood has a specific draw that deserves a specific title. The Short North Arts District is a great example of this, but 5xnw is pretty much the worst ever. If we had to rename each section of the city that has a Chipotle and a UDF as some new section of Columbus that deserves merrit then we are all spinning our wheels in the wrong direction.

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    pez
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    murfmurphy said:
    Sort of off topic, but awkward neighborhood names made me think of this. Has anyone been in, or seen, the neighborhood off of Rome Hilliard Road where a bunch of the streets are named after athletic apparel companies? There are streets named Nike Dr., Reebok Dr., Saucony Dr, Converse Ct. and Adidas Ct. My wife and I looked at a house in that neighborhood and the street names alone made me shudder and not want to live there.

    Just south of the neighborhood with Red Wynne Ln, Beringer Dr, Mondavi Ct and Ln, Sutter Home Rd and Olde Vintage. Wild Irish Rose Rd and Md 20/20 Dr seem to be missing though.

    #475172

    Pablo
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    rus said:
    That’s where that name comes from? Only heard it used in one place, but was curious about it…

    I don’t have anything against 5XMW but I think Tr-Village sounds cozier.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhoods_in_Columbus,_Ohio#Tri-Village

    #475173
    Chris Sunami
    Chris Sunami
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    From my perception, the craze for pocket neighborhood naming in Columbus is recent, deliberate and successful. I only started hearing names such as Merion Village, Ganther’s Place, the King Lincoln District and so forth about 5-10 years ago, and since then the transformation of those neighborhoods has been dramatic.

    Then of course, there’s the “Chicken District”.

    #475174

    NEOBuckeye
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    5XNW? Tri-Village? I just call it Grandview, even if it isn’t really Grandview proper. The Grandview and technically-not-Grandview parts all seem to blend together around Grandview Ave anyhow.

    #475175

    BuenaVista
    Member

    Franklinton, 5xNW, King-Lincoln, and Weiland Park are all great examples of names never being used outside of the internet.

    #475176
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    BuenaVista said:
    Franklinton, 5xNW, King-Lincoln, and Weiland Park are all great examples of names never being used outside of the internet.

    Or the local media:

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2010/08/28/15million-pledged-to-kick-start-weinland-park-area.html

    Or local government:

    http://development.columbus.gov/planning/content.aspx?id=31581

    Or realtors:

    http://www.coldwellbanker.com/neighborhood/oh/Columbus/Fifth%20by%20Northwest

    Or documentary film makers:

    http://beta.wosu.org/tomrieland/tag/king-lincoln-district/

    But yeah. Other than that, its just the internet.

    #475177

    BuenaVista
    Member

    Thanks for providing INTERNET links Core. Again, no one outside of the internet uses those names. I suggest unplugging the computer Core, and experiencing your city first hand. No one uses those names, period. Do you get out much Core?

    #475178
    rus
    rus
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    NEOBuckeye said:
    5XNW? Tri-Village? I just call it Grandview, even if it isn’t really Grandview proper. The Grandview and technically-not-Grandview parts all seem to blend together around Grandview Ave anyhow.

    That’s what I see as well, as far as common usage goes.

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