Imagine writing a letter, doing some online shopping, or filling out a form and writing down the name of a street that also happened to be the name of a Pokémon. For the new residents of Serenity Place, a neighborhood in Henderson, Nevada, that dream will be a reality. Every street in this new development by Harmony Homes will be named after a Pokémon. Street names include famous Generation 1 pocket monsters such as Jigglypuff, Squirtle, Snorlax, Charmander, and Charizard.
Construction is booming in the Las Vegas Valley, presenting the unique challenge of coming up with new street names. “It’s really hard to name the streets in this city,” Andrea Miller, a construction manager for Harmony Homes LLC, told KLAS 8 News Now (Channel 8 in Las Vegas). To generate street names, a developer must find the number of streets and then double-check the number of names that have passed the jurisdiction to determine if they have already been used. (among other concerns), Miller explained.
Apparently Miller’s 11-year-old and 14-year-old sons, who are “obsessed with Pokémon,” gave him the idea, he said. And luckily there are tons of Pokémon to choose from.
Searching images of Snorlax Lane and Squirtle Lane was able to find the development on Google Street View. Jigglypuff Place was on the map, but sadly there were no Street View pictures of it yet. Jigglypuff Place is a mainstay of this new development, as it is the favorite Pokémon of its children.
“When I hear Jigglypuff, I just laugh,” Miller told KLASH 8 News Now. “When you’re coming home from work and you’ve had a bad day and you have to turn to Jigglypuff Lane, this will make you smile.”