Where are we?
CNN and Money magazine rank the best places to live every year. This year, No. 28 on that list -- Wexford, Pa., -- isn't a town. It's a post office designation for four towns in the Pittsburgh suburbs of North Hills: Pine, Franklin Park, McCandless and Marshall.
Is this a colossal screw-up? Probably not. (Let's hope the editors at Money magazine knew that going in, considering all their research.) But there are a lot of areas that come up like this.
In Kansas, we have Shawnee Mission, which is a post office designation, a historic site and a school district. But it's not a town.
And Bill Walsh points out a few more famous examples:
Jackson Hole sure sounds cool, but there is no "Jackson Hole, Wyo." -- the city that gives the area its name is simply Jackson. There's also no "La Jolla, Calif." -- La Jolla is a section of San Diego. I hope we all know that the Pentagon isn't in Washington, but what about all those casinos on the Las Vegas Strip? Not in Las Vegas; try unincorporated Clark County.Have any other examples that bug you?