I was born in Denver and grew up in the area, and am too familiar with the barfalicious names developers attach to the hideous cookie-cutter housing subdivision springing up in the weedy praries around Rocky Flats nuclear bomb plant and the underground nerve gas armories. This table, which lets you generate subdivision names, is so good that I'm afraid developers will really start using it to name future particle-board-and-tarpaper travesties. The Reserve at Saddle Bluff Heights. The Preserve at Hawk Creek Landing. The Estates at Antelope Glen Ranch.
Over the years, as new subdivisions have stretched farther and farther out onto the plains, their names have become wordier, more elaborate, and more pretentious. Today, there is an obvious trend in the naming of new subdivisions in metro Denver. Developers now use a variety of semantic tricks in their attempt to increase the perceived exclusivity of the development. No longer would something simple and unassuming like "Columbine Knolls" suffice. These days, the first part of the name must clearly identify that the development is not only a residential community, but also one of great distinction, and that these homes of great distinction are located at a place of even greater distinction. Thus, new suburban development names now begin with phrases like "The Estates at..." or "The Preserve at..." or "The Retreat at..." followed by not just one or two words to describe the incredibly special patch of prairie on which these homes have been built, but three words or more.