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Postby vman » 02 Jun 2017 18:54

So a friend of mind lives off Douglas Street East of Lemmon Ave. I met him and some of his neighbors for brunch sunday. I overheard one of his neighbors tell a woman he just met that he lived in SoHP (pronounced so hip).
I asked my buddy what he was talking about and he said SoHP is what some people are calling the area south of Highland Park! Has anyone else heard this? I know this is a silly topic, but it's bugging the hell out of me. Why do Dallas people have this need to chop up neighborhoods into smaller more pretentious neighborhoods?

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Re: SoHP

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 03 Jun 2017 00:20

Haha. Never heard of this. Sounds lame TBH. Doesn't even look good when you spell it out. It Looks like the pronounciation would be pronounced "soap".

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Re: SoHP

Postby tamtagon » 03 Jun 2017 08:00

...between Lemmon and HP is a pretty hip neck of the woods, has been for decades, and it's supposed to be a secret.

SoHi (pronounced so high) would apply, too.

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Re: SoHP

Postby jrd1964 » 03 Jun 2017 11:22

The Nextdoor app (a community thing, so you know your neighbors, hear about events, watch out for prowlers, hear about garage sales, etc) calls it 'SoHIP'. I'd not heard the term before, but lived there for almost 4 years (and miss it).

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Re: SoHP

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 05 Jun 2017 10:05

Sounds like a plant to me...Which developer is using the term though. Plus it is probably another way for that neighborhood to separate itself from the gaybourhood that dominates the area. You already have the Maple Avenue District claiming the area on the other side of Cedar Springs. One day the gaybourhood will be a memory only cause developers are itching to absorb it for another branded district that is anything but gay.

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