Street suffix

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A street suffix is the word that follows the name of a street to further describe that street. Sometimes it would be used just for naming, not for description, like for example, Street is the most common, Avenue being second.

DISCLAIMER There are more street suffixes listed here than there are listed on the USPS Postal codes. Additional suffixes are found on Google Maps.

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom,[1] the list of approved suffixes for new roads is as follows:

  • Road for any thoroughfare
  • Street for any thoroughfare
  • Way for major roads
  • Avenue for residential roads
  • Drive for residential roads
  • Grove for residential roads
  • Lane for residential roads
  • Gardens subject to there being no confusion with any local open space
  • Place subject to there being no confusion with any local open space
  • Circus for a Circus or for a large roundabout
  • Crescent for a crescent-shaped road
  • Close for a cul-de-sac only
  • Square for a square only
  • Hill for a hillside road only
  • Mews provided it does not repeat the name of the road from which access is gained
  • Vale for residential roads (only for exceptional circumstances)
  • Rise/Row for residential roads (only for exceptional circumstances)
  • Mead/Wharf for residential roads (only for exceptional circumstances)

United States[edit]

This list is composed of 148 suffixes[2] recognised by the United States Postal Service, plus some more suffixes which can be found on Google Maps.

In addition, letters and numbers could act like a suffix, which could come after a suffix listed here. For example: "Avenue X" or "Avenue 6"

  • Alley
  • Annex
  • Apartment
  • Approach
  • Arcade
  • Avenue
  • Barrel
  • Bayou
  • Beach
  • Bend
  • Bluff
  • Bottom
  • Boulevard
  • Box
  • Branch
  • Bridge
  • Brook
  • Burg
  • Bypass
  • Camp
  • Can
  • Canoe
  • Canyon
  • Cape
  • Cartway
  • Causeway
  • Center
  • Circle
  • Cliff
  • Club
  • Common
  • Condos
  • Corns
  • Corner
  • Cottage
  • Course
  • Court
  • Cove
  • Creek
  • Crescent
  • Crest
  • Crossing
  • Crossroad
  • Curve
  • Dale
  • Dam
  • Divide
  • Drive
  • East
  • Estate
  • Expressway
  • Extension
  • Fall
  • Fence
  • Ferry
  • Field
  • Flat
  • Ford
  • Forest
  • Forge
  • Fork
  • Fort
  • Freeway
  • Garden
  • Gate
  • Gateway
  • Glass
  • Glen
  • Green
  • Grove
  • Harbor
  • Haven
  • Heights
  • Highlands
  • Highway
  • Hill
  • Hollow
  • Inlet
  • Island
  • Isle
  • Joist
  • Junction
  • Kame
  • Key
  • Knoll
  • Lake
  • Land
  • Landing
  • Lane
  • Lawn
  • Latch
  • Leaf
  • Light
  • Loaf
  • Lock
  • Lodge
  • Loop
  • Mall
  • Manor
  • Meadow
  • Mews
  • Mill
  • Mission
  • Motorway
  • Mount
  • Mountain
  • Neck
  • Nook
  • North
  • Northeast
  • Northwest
  • Orchard
  • Oval
  • Overpass
  • Park
  • Parkway
  • Pass
  • Passage
  • Path
  • Perch
  • Pudding
  • Pike
  • Pine
  • Place
  • Plain
  • Plaza
  • Point
  • Port
  • Post
  • Prairie
  • Radial
  • Ramp
  • Ranch
  • Rapid
  • Reach
  • Rest
  • Ridge
  • Rise
  • River
  • Road
  • Rock
  • Route
  • Row
  • Rue French for "Road", used as Prefix. Example: "Rue De Fler" for "Flower Road" or "Road of Flowers"
  • Run
  • Shale
  • Shoal
  • Shore
  • Skyway
  • Sorrel
  • South
  • Southeast
  • Southwest
  • Sprig
  • Spring
  • Spur
  • Square
  • Station
  • Stick
  • Stone
  • Stravenue
  • Stream
  • Street
  • Stroll
  • Summit
  • Tacky origin unknown. Unlisted by USPS. The street can be found here.
  • Terrace
  • Trellis
  • Throughway
  • Throw
  • Trace
  • Track
  • Trafficway
  • Trail
  • Trailer
  • Tunnel
  • Turnpike
  • Underpass
  • Union
  • Valley
  • Viaduct
  • View
  • Villa
  • Village
  • Ville
  • Vista
  • Walk
  • Wall
  • Way
  • Well
  • Wells
  • West
  • Wind
  • Wharf
  • Yard

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ C1 Street Suffix Abbreviations for the 146 suffixes