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Mapping America's Most Embarrassing Addresses

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Every city has its coveted streets, blocks, and addresses—like Park and Fifth Avenues in New York, Broadway in San Francisco, Chicago's Gold Coast—but this map has nothing to do with those storied bastions of taste. Instead, this is an exploration of the far from prestigious, the sometimes mortifying, the always entertaining worst addresses in America. Welcome to a world where directions include "take a left at Poopoo Place" and "go down Psycho Path."

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Broomrape Lane

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Arizona's Lake Havasu is known to southwestern college kids and viewers of the Cops spin-off Campus PD as a raucous party destination, but even the wasted coeds would draw the line at living on Broomrape Lane. This tiny cul-de-sac has just four houses, one of which sold for $102K back in '09. The lane's name is presumably derived from an unfortunate flower of the same name, and not some horrifying sexual assault.

Poopoo Place

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Legions of giggling adolescents have been happily scarfing down pūpū platters in American Chinese restaurants for decades, but few adults have been interested in paying a premium to live on Hawaii's Poopoo Place. This house on the block sold for $875K in 2004.

Psycho Path

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As if the name weren't bad enough, Psycho Path also just so happens to be a rutted dirt road that runs into some dark and spooky woods in the middle of nowhere. Down this dead-end street? Just one house, which may or may not have been the one that sold for $280K last year.

Dicks Street

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It takes a real man or woman to admit they "live up on Dicks Street in West Hollywood," but at least the petite bungalows on this side street are far cheaper than their neighbors with less, er, forward addresses. This $605K house is just around the corner from a similar places that went for more than $100K more.

Purves Street

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This recent development in Queens' burgeoning Long Island City neighborhood has plenty going for it—easy transit access to midtown, the artsy Sculpture Center next door, and one of the city's best bars around the corner—but the street name is a killer. Purves Street might be pronounced PER-vis, but your friends won't say it that way if you drop $475K+ on an apartment there. Luckily, it's only a block long, so there's a decent chance some concerted complaining could get it changed.

The Ex Lax Building

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Built in 1920 and converted to apartments in 1981 by a developer with a sense of humor, the former Ex Lax bottling plant retained its name. Today, with the gentrification of the surrounding area, sizable units in the building are trading for as much as $1.7M, despite "Ex-Lax advertising memorabilia on display" in the lobby.

The Crapi Apartments

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At first glance, this well-kept midcentury apartment building in Los Angeles looks like it was named, like so many others, after the luxe Italian isle of Capri. But no, wait, the "r" is in the wrong place. These are the Crapi Apartments.

Shades of Death Road

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Perfect for Halloween, terrible for resales, Shades of Death Road is (surprise!) said to be haunted by a number of ghosts. If spooky drives home to twenty remote acres strikes your fancy, this log home is on the market for $849K, and has been for more than a year.

Boring Road

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One of the most boring houses on Boring Road, this recently updated rental is asking $1,150 per month. Sounds reasonable, but imagine how much the tenants will have to spend on booze to woo friends to parties on Boring Road.

Mount Misery Drive

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A location on the East End of Long Island can all but guarantee that even architectural also-rans like this Sag Harbor cottage fetch a pretty penny, but the address on Mount Misery Drive isn't doing much to attract buyers to the $699K listing.

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Broomrape Lane

Arizona's Lake Havasu is known to southwestern college kids and viewers of the Cops spin-off Campus PD as a raucous party destination, but even the wasted coeds would draw the line at living on Broomrape Lane. This tiny cul-de-sac has just four houses, one of which sold for $102K back in '09. The lane's name is presumably derived from an unfortunate flower of the same name, and not some horrifying sexual assault.

Poopoo Place

Legions of giggling adolescents have been happily scarfing down pūpū platters in American Chinese restaurants for decades, but few adults have been interested in paying a premium to live on Hawaii's Poopoo Place. This house on the block sold for $875K in 2004.

Psycho Path

As if the name weren't bad enough, Psycho Path also just so happens to be a rutted dirt road that runs into some dark and spooky woods in the middle of nowhere. Down this dead-end street? Just one house, which may or may not have been the one that sold for $280K last year.

Dicks Street

It takes a real man or woman to admit they "live up on Dicks Street in West Hollywood," but at least the petite bungalows on this side street are far cheaper than their neighbors with less, er, forward addresses. This $605K house is just around the corner from a similar places that went for more than $100K more.

Purves Street

This recent development in Queens' burgeoning Long Island City neighborhood has plenty going for it—easy transit access to midtown, the artsy Sculpture Center next door, and one of the city's best bars around the corner—but the street name is a killer. Purves Street might be pronounced PER-vis, but your friends won't say it that way if you drop $475K+ on an apartment there. Luckily, it's only a block long, so there's a decent chance some concerted complaining could get it changed.

The Ex Lax Building

Built in 1920 and converted to apartments in 1981 by a developer with a sense of humor, the former Ex Lax bottling plant retained its name. Today, with the gentrification of the surrounding area, sizable units in the building are trading for as much as $1.7M, despite "Ex-Lax advertising memorabilia on display" in the lobby.

The Crapi Apartments

At first glance, this well-kept midcentury apartment building in Los Angeles looks like it was named, like so many others, after the luxe Italian isle of Capri. But no, wait, the "r" is in the wrong place. These are the Crapi Apartments.

Shades of Death Road

Perfect for Halloween, terrible for resales, Shades of Death Road is (surprise!) said to be haunted by a number of ghosts. If spooky drives home to twenty remote acres strikes your fancy, this log home is on the market for $849K, and has been for more than a year.

Boring Road

One of the most boring houses on Boring Road, this recently updated rental is asking $1,150 per month. Sounds reasonable, but imagine how much the tenants will have to spend on booze to woo friends to parties on Boring Road.

Mount Misery Drive

A location on the East End of Long Island can all but guarantee that even architectural also-rans like this Sag Harbor cottage fetch a pretty penny, but the address on Mount Misery Drive isn't doing much to attract buyers to the $699K listing.