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GeoHoods @ Blade's Place

A comprehensive list of all GeoCities Homestead Neighborhoods and Suburbs.

Preface

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When GeoCities first started offering free web pages to the public, they decided to create themed neighborhoods. Each neighborhood was then divided into blocks (each block was numbered between 1000 up to 9999). A user would then adopt a block and thus create their own pages within that block. Thus, a user would then have their own web pages located at a URL in this format: http://www.geocities.com/neighborhood/XXXX ("XXXX" would be a four digit number). The whole management of each Neighborhood was run by volunteers - known as 'Community Leaders' (CL's), which is what made the GeoCities experience so special.

However, this meant that there could only ever be a maximum of 9000 users in each neighborhood. So, Suburbs (often known as 'burbs) were created in each neighborhood (decided by the Community Leaders), and would be named to fit in with the theme of the neighborhood. Each suburb also had its own blocks, and when they filled up, more suburbs in the neighborhood could easily be created. Thus, a user would then have their own web pages located at a URL in this format: http://www.geocities.com/neighborhood/suburb/xxxx ("XXXX" would be a four digit number).

This whole process was known as 'homesteading', and each user had their own 'homestead'. Community Leaders helped out each 'homesteader', and created an friendly atmosphere which contributed to the rapid explosion of personal web pages on the internet.

Unfortunately, when Yahoo! took over GeoCities in July 1999, Yahoo decided to make the whole  Neighborhoods and Homesteads theme defunct and dismantle the Community Leaders program due to possible legal concerns.  Yahoo decided instead decided to go with "vanity" URLs to tie in with users' Yahoo IDs (each Geocities user got a Yahoo ID); so their URL would be in this format http://www.geocities.com/YahooID. If the Geocities user found their ID was already taken by another user on Yahoo, they could choose a new one, or keep their Geocities login ID but with a .geo appended to the end of it, like this: GeoCitiesID.geo . Thankfully, existing Geocities users got to keep their Homestead Neighborhood URL too, and their pages could be viewed with either URL;  is why you might stumble across one today.

This page is a dedication to the memory of the GeoCities Spirit. I have listed every Neighborhood and every Suburb that was in every Neighborhood.

The 'Community Centre' (CC) links refer to the (defunct) community centers (run by the volunteer Community Leaders) that I have managed to find. These CC's contained web resources, HTML tutorials and other useful tools for homesteaders. Alas, I couldn't find all the CC's, because most have long been deleted. Some deleted CC's, as well as other pages, may be viewed via WebArchive. 'Added' refers to when the neighborhood was first created (Hollywood was the very first).

Keep in mind that American English spelling and grammar was used in GeoCities, and as such, is generally used on this page too. Please Contact me if you see that I have missed a Suburb or for any corrections - I know I'm missing a Heartland suburb, I accidentally deleted the email I got from someone advising this.

Edit 2006-07-21: Added Blossom to Tokyo. Thanks, Nelson!

Edit 2007-01-02: Added Pond to Heartland. Thanks, Noah!

Edit 2009-10-26: GeoCities deleted by Yahoo. The end of the era.

Table of Contents

Click on a 'hood to be taken to the list of 'burbs
Area51 Athens Augusta Baja
BourbonStreet Broadway CapeCanaveral CapitolHill
CollegePark Colosseum EnchantedForest Eureka
FashionAvenue Heartland Hollywood HotSprings
MadisonAvenue MotorCity NapaValley Nashville
Paris Pentagon Petsburgh PicketFence
Pipeline RainForest ResearchTriangle RodeoDrive
SiliconValley SoHo SouthBeach SunsetStrip
TelevisionCity TheTropics TimesSquare Tokyo
Vienna WallStreet Wellesley WestHollywood
Yosemite Northpole    

Area51

Science Fiction, Fantasy. Added April 1996.
[Community Centre]
Atlantis Aurora Capsule Cavern
Chamber Comet Corridor Crater
Dimension Dreamworld Dunes Dungeon
Hollow Juipiter Keep Labyrinth
Lair Matrix Meteor Nebula
Neptune Nova Omega Orion
Planet Portal Quadrant Quark
Quasar Rampart Realm Saturn
Shadowlands Shire Shuttle Stargate
Starship Station Underworld Vault
Zone      

Athens

Education, literature, poetry, philosophy. Added August 1995.
[Community Centre]
Academy Acropolis Aegean Agora
Atlantis Atrium Bridge Column
Crete Cyprus Delphi Forum
Ithaca Library Marathon Marble
Olympus Oracle Pantheon Parthenon
Rhodes Sparta Stage Styx
Thebes Troy    

Augusta

Golf, the finer side of fairways. Added July 1997.
[Community Centre]
Fairway Links Green

Baja

Four Wheeling, SUVs (4WDs), off-roading, adventure travel. Added March 1997.
[Community Centre]
Canyon Cliffs Desert Dunes
Mesa Mountain Outback Ravine
Trails      

BourbonStreet

Jazz, Cajun food, Southern culture. Added February 1996.
[Community Centre]
Bayou Canal Delta Inn
Quarter Square    

Broadway

Theater, musicals, show business. Added August 1995.
[Community Centre]
Alley Balcony Booth Lobby
Orchestra Stage Wing  

CapeCanaveral

Science, mathematics, aviation. Added April 1996.
Campus Cockpit Galaxy Hall
Hangar Lab LaunchPad Orbit
Runway Station    

CapitolHill

Government, politics and lots of strong opinions. Added July 1995.
Booth Congress Embassy House
Lobby Parliament Rotunda> Senate

CollegePark

University life, from academics to extracurricular's. Added July 1996.
Bookstore Cafeteria Campus Center
Classroom Club Den Dorm
Field Grounds Gym Hall
Housing Lab Library Locker
Lounge Plaza Pool Quad
Residence Square Stadium Theater
Union Varsity    

Colosseum

Sports and recreation. Added August 1995.
Arena Base Bench Bleachers
Court Dome Dugout Field
Game Goal Gym Hoop
Lane Lodge Loge Midfield
Mound Park Pool Pressbox
Ring Rink Sideline Slope
Stadium Stands Track Turf

EnchantedForest

A neighborhood by kids, for kids. Added November 1996.
[Community Centre]
Arbor Cottage Cove Creek
Dell Fountain Glade Kingdom
Meadow Mountain Palace Pond
Tower      

Eureka

Small business, home offices. Added April 1997.
[Community Centre]
Account Boardroom Business Company
Concourse Enterprises Executive Fund
Gold Meeting Mine Office
Park Plaza Promenade Suite
Vault      

FashionAvenue

Top designers, beauty and fashion. Added April 1997.
Agency Catwalk Mall Runway
Salon Show Stage  

Heartland

Families, pets, hometown values. Added November 1995.
[Community Centre]
Acres Arbor Bluffs Cabin
Canyon Cliffs Cottage Country
Creek Estates Falls Farm
Fields Flats Forest Garden
Glade Grove Hearth Hills
Hollow Lake Lane Meadows
Oaks Orchard Park Pines
Plains Pointe Pond Prairie
Ranch Ridge River Shores
Stream Trail Valley Village
Vista Woods    

Hollywood

Film and TV. Added July 1995.
[Community Centre]
Academy Agency Boulevard Bungalow
Camera Chateau Cinema Club
Derby Film Guild Heights
Highrise Hills Interview Land
Location Lot Makeup Mansion
Movie Palace Park Pavillion
Picture Prop Screen Set
Star Studio Theater Trailer
Video      

HotSprings

Health and fitness. Added April 1996.
Bath Chalet Falls Oasis
Resort Retreat Sauna Spa
Villa      

MadisonAvenue

Advertising. Added May 1997.
Boardroom Commercial Newsstand Suite

MotorCity

Cars, trucks, motorcycles. Added February 1996.
Boulevard Downs Factory Flats
Freeway Garage Highway Lane
Lot Pit Shop Show
Speedway Street Strip Track

NapaValley

Food, wine, dining out, the gourmet lifestyle. Added April 1996.
Cellar Cupboard Kitchen Vineyard

Nashville

Country music. Added March 1997.
[Community Centre]
Bluegrass Opry Ranch Rodeo
Stage      

Paris

Romance, poetry, the arts. Added July 1995.
[Community Centre]
Arc Art Bistro Boutique
Cabaret Cafe Cathedral Chalet>
Chateau Cinema Concorde Fontaine
Galerie Gallery Jardin LeftBank
Library Lights Loft Louvre
Maison Metro Musee Opera
Palais Parc Pavilion Promenade
Rue Salon Shoppe Sorbonne
Theatre Tower Villa  


Pentagon

Military men and women. Added May 1997.
Barracks Base Bunker Camp
Fort Quarters    

Petsburgh

Pets and the people who love them. Added March 1998.
Fair Farm Haven Park
Reserve Stable Yard Zoo

PicketFence

Home Improvement and Real Estate. Added December 1997.
Garden Gazebo Street  

Pipeline

Extreme Sports. Added October 1997.
Cliff Curb Dropzone Extreme
Force Halfpipe Ramp Rapids
Reef Ridge Shore Slope
Speed Valley    

RainForest

The environment, conservation, recycling. Added January 1996.
[Community Centre]
Andes Canopy Jungle Station
Vines Watershed Wetlands  

ResearchTriangle

The future of technology. Added January 1997.
Campus Facility Forum Invention
Lab Node Station System
Thinktank      

RodeoDrive

Shopping, upscale living. Added July 1995.
[Community Centre]
Boutique Mall Outlet Plaza

SiliconValley

Hardware, software, programming. Added August 1995.
[Community Centre]
Bay Bit Board Bridge
Byte Cable Campus Chip
Circuit Code Disk Drive
File Foothills Garage Grid
Hardware Haven Heights Hills
Horizon Hub Lab Lakes
Modem Monitor Mouse Network
Node Office Orchard Park
Peaks Pines Platform Port
Program Ridge Screen Sector
Server Station Software Vista
Way      

SoHo

Art, poetry, prose, the bohemian spirit. Added November 1995.
[Community Centre]
Atrium Bistro Cafe Canvas
Coffeehouse Courtyard Den Easel
Exhibit Gallery Hall Lofts
Museum Nook Opening Palette
Park Rooftop Square Studios
Study Suite Veranda Village
Workshop      

SouthBeach

Hanging out, friends, chatting, meeting and greeting. Added July 1996.
[Community Centre]
Balcony Bay Bluffs Boardwalk
Breakers Bungalow Cabana Canal
Cape Castle Channel Cliffs
Club Coast Cove Disco
Docks Dunes Gulf Harbor
Inlet Island Jetty Keys
Lagoon Lights Lounge Mansion
Marina Palms Patio Peir
Plateau Pointe Port Reef
Sandbar Sands Shores Strand
Suite Surf Terrace Tidepool
Wharf      

SunsetStrip

Rock, grunge, punk, the club scene. Added July 1995.
Alley Amphitheater Arena Auditorium
Backstage Balcony Bar Basement
Bass Beat Birdland Bistro
Booth Cabaret Club Concert
Derby Diner Disco Event
Exhibit Festival Floor Frontrow
Gala Garage Hall Hotel
Limo Lobby Loft Loge
Lounge Mezzanine Palace Palladium
Palms Pavilion Performance Pit
Plaza Scene Set Show
Stadium Stage Street Studio
Tempo Theater Towers Underground
Venue Villa Vine  

TelevisionCity

TV fan clubs, sitcoms, talk shows. Added November 1996.
[Community Centre]
Broadcast Lot Network Satellite
Set Stage Station Studio
Taping    

TheTropics

Vacations, holidays, resorts, travel. Added August 1995.
[Community Centre; Official Yahoo eGroup]
Bay Beach Cabana Coast
Cove Equator Harbor Island
Lagoon Paradise Reef Resort
Shores      

TimesSquare

Computer, video and role-playing games. Added July 1995.
[Community Centre]
Adventure Alley Arcade Arena
Avatar Battlefield Bridge Bunker
Castle Cauldron Cave Cavern
Chamber Chaos Chasm Corner
Corridor Dome Dragon Dungeon
Fortress Frontier Galaxy Hangar
Hero Labyrinth Lair Legend
Maze Metro Portal Realm
Ring Stadium Tower Zone

Tokyo

Anime and all things Asian. Added July 1995.
[Community Centre]
Bay Blossom Bridge Club
Courtyard Dojo Field Flats
Fountain Fuji Garden Ginza
Gulf Harbor Highrise Island
Lights Market Pagoda Palace
Shores Shrine Spa Springs
Subway Teahouse Temple Towers
Villa      

Vienna

Classical music, opera, ballet. Added May 1996.
[Community Centre; E-Zine]
Choir Opera Stage Strasse
Studio      

Wallstreet

Personal investing, finance, economics. Added July 1995.
[Community Centre]
Bank Bureau District Exchange
Floor Fund Highrise Market
Stock      

Wellesley

A community for women. Added March 1997.
Atrium Commons Garden Gazebo
Veranda      

WestHollywood

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered. Added July 1995.
Cafe Castro Chelsea Club
Heights Parade Park Salon
Stonewall Village    

Yosemite

Hiking, rafting, and the great outdoors. Added March 1996.
Cabin Campground Canyon Falls
Forest Geyser Gorge Meadows
Rapids Trails    

Northpole

Special Temporary Neighborhood for Christmas 1996!
This neighborhood had no suburbs.
You can see a web-archive entry, which shows the old community page.

If you spot any errors, or have any feedback, please contact the webmaster.

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