Location: Portland, Oregon
Name origin: In the late mid-to-late 1800s, people raised geese in the gulches and hollows of this neighborhood. Which apparently caused some disputes — the more geese there were, the more confused people were about who owned which geese. This caused a physical altercation between two women, and later the two duked it out in court. The incident was publicized in the local paper, which coined the neighborhood’s nickname in 1879, according to the Goose Hollow Foothills League.
Real estate glimpse: Located adjacent to downtown Portland, Goose Hollow is now a pretty pricey spot. Tiny studio apartments can rent for over $1,000 a month, and the median listing price is $356,000, with almost all sales being for condos or apartments.