Living in the Lake Travis area, you’ve come to expect street names that reflect the easy vibe of lake life surrounded by some of the most exquisite golf courses in the nation. But once in a while, have you heard a street name and giggled? Or asked someone to repeat it because you thought maybe you misheard it?
From Falconhead to Steiner Ranch and all of the neighborhoods in between, there are plenty of memorable street names in the Lake Travis area. None of them may be as humorous as Easy Street located in Westlake, but LT residents have some goodies they call home. And while we may not be able to rock down to Electric Avenue, we do have Electra Street.
Sometimes the pure simplicity of a street name is what makes it clever. Have you ever wondered whose family tree inspired Dave Drive, Barrie Lane, Joseph Drive, Holly Lane, Sophie Drive, Dorothy Drive or John Simpson Trail?
And thanks mostly to the Falconhead development, we have bird names aplenty: Grayfalcon Cove, Bat Hawk Circle, Bat Falcon Drive, Hookbilled Kite Drive (a bird of prey), Flamingo Drive, Nightingale Lane, and Bluejay Drive. Don’t forget your insect-inspired streets like Grasshopper Drive, Butterfly Place and Scorpion (ouch!).
We have a couple of streets that must be slightly confusing like Sunfish and Sailfish. We’ve got uber cool street names like Rocket Street, Sledge Drive and Calistoga Way—they just sound fun. And you won’t forget you’re living in Texas with names like Bob Wire Road, Crazy Horse Pass, Running Deer Trail and Lone Rider Trail.
We’ve got a few nuts, like Pistachio Court, Pecan Way and Pecan Drive and some fruit like Wild Cherry Drive, Applegreen Way and Persimmon Valley Trail. Don’t forget one fair lady—Maidenhair Lane. We’ve got our music tribute like Willie Way by The Backyard.
Can you spell that please? Huh?
And then there are the great names that probably have to be spelled countless times by the patient folks who live there: Appaloosa Chase Drive, Lippizan Drive, Westfalian Trail, Hookbilled Kite Drive (yep, this one deserves to be mentioned twice!), Capitol Saddlery Trail, Tishomingo Trail, Sharshinned Hawk Cove and Cassiopeia Way, just to name a few.
As we’ve all learned over the years, even the most random names become normal because they are the places we call home. That’s why you can probably remember every street name you’ve ever lived on and you remember them fondly, even if you had to spell it a million times.
What are some other good street names in the Lake Travis area? We would love to hear some of your favorites in the comments.
Yep, I live on Hookbilled. It’s every bit as confusing and head turning as you say! 🙂
Idle Hour Cove
My fav is “Top O the Lake”!