GeoHoods @ Blade's Place

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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: ("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: ("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 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, as existing Geocities users got to keep their Homestead Neighborhood URL too, and their pages could be viewed with either URL - this 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. However, where possible, I've linked to them via the Geocities Mirroring Project run by oocities - they mirrored as much of Geocities as possible in October 2009 prior to Geocities being deleted by Yahoo.

'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 that I'm missing another 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.

Note on Icons

Geocities Button with a Balloon Theme

Geocities, during its homestead days, requred all homesteaders to put a link, on all of their pages, back to the official Geocities pages. Of course, this was somewhat boring, so people were creative in making new icons and buttons to meet this requirement. Interestingly, the link didn't have to just link back to the Geocities homepage itself, but instead could link to the headquarters of a particular neighbourhood, or even a community leaders page. The icon itself might be a plain Geocities theme, or - commonly - a neighbourhood theme, or perhaps even a suburb or block theme.

One person became famous throughout the golden age of homesteading for making icons for all the neighbourhoods (bar one), and quite a few suburbs, and even a block or two, in the classical 88 pixels by 31 pixels button. Not only did he take requests, but he freely gave all of them away for anyone to use. He was Chaz Boston Baden, and his site was called Hazel's Geocities Icons (archived here on oocities), and his last work was dated 30 April 1997, meaning he made no icon for Petsburgh which was added in March 1998. Please note that the West Hollywood icon was not made by him, but given to him to list with his collection.

I deeply admired his work, so I've put an icon or two of his for each neighbourhood (except Petsburgh) on this page, and the balloon-themed icon above is also his work. So too is the plain looking button I've used for North Pole.

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 Geocities Icon
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


Athens Geocities Icon  Athens Geocities Icon
Education, literature, poetry, philosophy. Added August 1995.
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 Geocities Icon
Golf, the finer side of fairways. Added July 1997.
[Community Centre]
Fairway Links Green


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


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


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


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


Capitol Hill Geocities Icon
Government, politics and lots of strong opinions. Added July 1995.
[Community Centre]
Booth Congress Embassy House
Lobby Parliament Rotunda Senate


College Park Geocities Icon
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 Geocities Icon
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


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


Eureka Geocities Icon
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


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


Heartland Geocities Icon
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 Geocities Icon
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


Hot Springs Geocities Icon
Health and fitness. Added April 1996.
Bath Chalet Falls Oasis
Resort Retreat Sauna Spa


Madison Avenue Geocities Icon
Advertising. Added May 1997.
Boardroom Commercial Newsstand Suite


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


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


Nashville Geocities Icon
Country music. Added March 1997.
[Community Centre]
Bluegrass Opry Ranch Rodeo


Paris Geocities Icon  Paris Community Leader - Geocities Icon
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 Geocities Icon
Military men and women. Added May 1997.
Barracks Base Bunker Camp
Fort Quarters    


Generic  Geocities Icon showing a four leaf clover
Pets and the people who love them. Added March 1998.
Fair Farm Haven Park
Reserve Stable Yard Zoo


Picket Fence Geocities Icon
Home Improvement and Real Estate. Added December 1997.
Garden Gazebo Street  


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


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


Research Triangle Geocities Icon
The future of technology. Added January 1997.
Campus Facility Forum Invention
Lab Node Station System


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


Silicon Valley Geocities Icon
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


Soho Geocities Icon
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


South Beach Geocities Icon  South Beach Geocities Icon
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


Sunset Strip Geocities Icon
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  


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


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


Times Square Geocities Icon
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 Geocities Icon
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


Vienna Geocities Icon
Classical music, opera, ballet. Added May 1996.
[Community Centre]
Choir Opera Stage Strasse


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


Wellesley Geocities Icon
A community for women. Added March 1997.
Atrium Commons Garden Gazebo


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


Yosemite Geocities Icon  Yosemite Geocities Icon  Yosemite neighborhood, Trails Suburb, 1600 Block Geocities Icon
Hiking, rafting, and the great outdoors. Added March 1996.
Cabin Campground Canyon Falls
Forest Geyser Gorge Meadows
Rapids Trails    


Plain Geocities Icon
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, have information on missing suburbs, or have any feedback, please contact the webmaster.

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