What are some tips for naming a subdivision?


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Subdivision names are the first point of appeal to prospective buyers, so craft names to sound secluded, elite or expensive, and pair descriptions of desirable geographical features with names of attractive flora, fauna or natural attractions. Anglicize spelling or use rustic names to increase perceived prestige. Use online name generators to build lists of possible subdivision names, or work from a template to mix and match titles.

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Subdivision name generators or infill grids are a popular resource for developers building lists of subdivision names. Lewenberg.com's Real Estate Subdivision Name Generator produces names such as "Regal Orchards," "Holly Summit" and "Playa Grande," generating up to 20 names per click, and also features a negative name generator.

Adding "e" to the end of words such as "point" (for example, "Willow Pointe") implies a historic tone. Anglicize spelling and invoke sylvan imagery to increase prestige; call a subdivision "The Arbour at Hawthorne Glen" instead of "Meadow Trees." Use names of trees and animals (for example, "Thousand Oaks" or "Fox Trail") to imply a secluded woodland retreat.

Combining all these methods ("The Arbour at Fox Pointe") is also effective. Make a grid spreadsheet with columns listing trees, flora, fauna, geographic features and traditional names; compare, mix and match components to form new subdivision names.

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