University Place or Chambers Bay? There is not and never has been a university there. Chambers Bay Golf Course has the U.S. Open coming up, and there is a bay.
The community has several things of interest: Roundabouts enhance traffic flow. People live in a decent residential area, and their school system is good. Bridgeport Way, its main north-south artery, looks nice. It has attractive parks. The Curran Apple Orchard is a nice place to attend outdoor summer concerts.
But there’s not much else to attract visitors. Perhaps they could change the name to make things simple or to add pizzaz that relates more to the town. For example, why not drop University altogether? How about Place, Washington? Or “Golf Place”? “Our Place” or “Some Place” work, or fancy it up and name it “Park Place.” They could add some spice and mystery and call it “Peyton Place.” I’d want to go there, at least for lunch.
Since Washington also has a Mount Vernon, Martha and George, there’s, “President,” Washington. They could decorate with flags all year around. “Market Place” has possibilities. Think of all the shoppers who would come to their town to enjoy city center shopping (if that ever happens). Hmm…there’s a name: “Center Place.”
However, I think they should change the name to something short and sweet that may just describe the town as it appears to some of us. How about, “No Place,” Wash? I think that’s a good fit.