What Did You Call It?
Walking through the neighborhood this evening, my former roomate mentioned that she recently had a conversation with a new-gal-in-town. New Gal said she was looking to buy a place here in her new Bay Area hometown (lucky gal). After listing off a few places, she ended her list with Irvington.
“Is that in the East Bay?” asked my curious roommate – who has a pretty good background in real estate and knows most of the cities and neighborhoods around the Bay Area.
“No,” New Gal said. “You know, it’s that area around 9th and Irving.”
Irvington? Since when? I thought I was just spinning hyperbole when I explained to a visiting friend of mine that every 3 blocks in the city band together to stake a claim to a ‘hood name of their own. But 9th and Irving have some special name?
Last I checked, this is the Inner Sunset.
So is this Irvington a recognized name or is it one real estate agent’s ignorance, idea of a joke, or misplaced attempt to fluff property values with a faux-tony name?