Did you ever wonder if the homeowners that live on “Easy Street” have got it made? Or, do the folks that live on “Codger Lane” have to be old and a little bit grumpy? New England has some of the most colorful street names in the country. Some of my personal favorites are: Stubtoe Lane, Teakettle, Wake Robin, Seven Star Lane, Skunk’s Lane, Black Duck, Cruel Street and ORNAC (old road to nine acre corners).
Roadways are usually classified by size/width, with the widest and grandest being Boulevards, then Avenues, then Streets, next Roads, and the smallest being Lanes and Drives. I was wondering if there is any correlation between the roadway name/size and the sales price an average house on it might fetch, so I did the following anaylsis for Sudbury sales (244 homes) from the time period of 1/1/13-12/10/13:
- “Run” was tops with an average sales price of $965k
- “Circle” averaged $846k
- “Lane” averaged $794k
- “Drive” averaged $744k
- “Crossing” averaged $715k
- “Row” averaged $675k
- “Road” averaged $627k
- “Avenue” averaged $582k
- “Street” averaged $509k
- “Place” was batting clean-up with an average sales price of $410k
What was most interesting is that sales on “Roads” outnumbered sales on “Streets” by a factor of 20.
Oh and by the way, does anybody know what a “Philemon Whale” is?