Road to Success

Sometimes you have to write a blogpost because you read something funny. Not educational, just funny. This is one of those blogposts.

I know, the title is a bit of clickbaiting. But it is just a thing I read and I felt the urge to share it with you. I promise (most of) my future blogposts will be more interesting 😉

I have found the road to Success. It’s in the United States, land of opportunities! How I found it? Well, I just used Google Maps.

Spoiler alert: there is not much to see there.

Here we go.

This is Success:

Still no clue? Maybe this map can help:

According to Wikipedia these places are also named Success:

  • Success, Western Australia, a suburb of Perth, Australia
  • Success, Arkansas, United States
  • Success, Missouri, United States
  • Success, New Hampshire, United States
  • Success, Ohio, an unincorporated community
  • Success, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Success Bank, a shallow sea bank off Fremantle, Western Australia
  • Success Pond in New Hampshire, United States
  • Success Glacier in the state of Washington, United States of America
  • Success Park ‘n’ Ride, a bus station in Perth, Australia
  • Success Hill railway station in Perth, Australia

The only interesting town in this list is Success in Arkansas, United States. The rest of them are communities or other type of places. Or cities or towns where no one lives. Also know as ‘land’ if you aks me.

Take a look at Success in New Hampshire with his population of zero people:

Success is a town and therefore interesting to write about on Cities in Capitals.

Maybe you have already heard about Boring Oregon City, Cool, Moron de la Frontera, Intercourse Lancaster Country, Crapstone, Penistone, Why, Whynot, Ugley, Batman, Beer, Bird-in-hand, Bitche, Sumerduck,… I kid you not. These cities are real. Citymarketing challenge? Check.

You can write a whole blogpost about unusual city names.

But back to Success.

You can’t find much about Success (Arkansas) online. In 2010 there lived less than 150 people in Success and it covers a surface of 0.6 km². And that’s about it.

In bird’s eye view Success looks like this:


According to Google Maps there is a US Post Office and a car dealer Harold’s Auto Sales. Which seems very handy when you live in the middle of knowhere I suppose. And they have a Success City Park when you want to go for a walk.

Curious about Success I hit the road and went on a walk with Google Earth:

You can only visit 2 streets with Google Earth so when you really want to discover Success you’ll have to go by yourself. And send me some pictures about how Success looks like.

So, the next time you hear about the road to Success, you know it excists. It’s a place where everyone can go to. Okay, it is not big but at least it is something. And there are many roads to Success.

Good luck in finding success.


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