In a cutthroat business like real estate, the name of a street can increase or decrease the value of a property. Although city planners might not put too much thought into it, these street names can make a difference. The New York Times has a fun interactive tool that lets you search for the name of a street and see the home value of that street relative to others.
Strangely, living on Batman Road decreases rather than increases the value of a home. So something is wrong with the program or wrong with society.
-via Flowing Data