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Damaged Cluster Mail Boxes in Canyon Creek ~ Making the Most of it!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Cluster mailboxes are how we receive our mail in the master planned community of Canyon Creek. About 8 weeks ago someone ran into the boxes in my section of the community at night and rendered them inoperable (from neighbors I learned the car didn’t sustain much damage)! It’s located right by one of the crosswalks at the elementary school. 

Last year we received new cluster boxes as the old ones dated back to the 1990’s. I’m sure the City of Austin does not want to replace them again but we have to go to the Post Office 8 miles away to pick up our mail! The Post office said it could be 6 months to a year before they are replaced! 

I stopped at the Post Office to pick up my mail and ran into someone on my street and 2 streets over! We stood, laughed and talked. The gal on my street and I handed our driver license to the mail clerk so he could get two batches of mail at the same time. The two men on the next street over did the same thing. Time management at work! LOL!! 

“An Inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity.”  Confucius

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh wow, Dorie! But what a pain. In Charlotte we did not do cluster mail boxes as long ago as you did. But from time to time I see an individual box that has been hit by a car.

Apr 23, 2024 05:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - the words of wisdom from the past attributed to Confucious continue to have relevance today. I'd call that a present.  In addition, it wasn't that long ago (relatively speaking) that going a distance much longer than a few feet to do everyday business meant a journey of many steps.  How soon we forget.   

Apr 23, 2024 05:46 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Can you imagine if we ran our businesses how government runs itself?   We would be toast within months.  Sorry you have to deal with this.


Apr 23, 2024 05:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Good grief ,Dorie!!  I can’t believe it’s going to take that long to get it replaced. But in the big picture, you got to meet another neighbor and share a laugh!! Making lemonade out of 🍋!!

Apr 23, 2024 05:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope your community will soon find a way to get the mailboxes fixed. Your situation makes be glad that we still have home delivery in our community.

Apr 23, 2024 07:28 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Our mailboxes are inside our clubhouse, which hopefully reduces the chances of being damaged by a stray car. That is a long time to wait for replacement boxes, hopefully they can speed it up.

Apr 23, 2024 07:54 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Oh, wow! I can't say I have ever seen anything quite like that in all my neighborhood travels.

Apr 23, 2024 08:32 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We each have our own mailboxes in my neighborhood Dorie, but I have seen these cluster-types in some condo communities. That's a mighty long wait!

Apr 23, 2024 09:55 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie, I hope you were not in line to long, yesterday I was at the post office and in line for 20 minutes.


Apr 23, 2024 10:40 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie that is very inconvenient, BUT on a positive note, you are getting to meet up with some of your neighbors.  ☺️

Apr 23, 2024 02:29 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Wow, Dorie.
What kind of vehicle could make that mess without sustaining some significant damage... a Hummer?  Who knew going to the Post Office would be a good place to catch up with neighbors? LOL

Apr 24, 2024 08:28 AM