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.

In the 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

Crescent for a crescent shaped road

Close for a cul de sac only

Square for a square only

Hill for a hillside road only

Circus for a large roundabout

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

In the United States[edit]

This list is composed of 156 suffixes[2] recognised by the United States Postal Service.

  • Alley
  • Annex
  • Arcade
  • Avenue
  • Bayou
  • Beach
  • Bend
  • Bluff
  • Bottom
  • Boulevard
  • Branch
  • Bridge
  • Brook
  • Burg
  • Bypass
  • Camp
  • Canyon
  • Cape
  • Causeway
  • Center
  • Circle
  • Cliff
  • Club
  • Common
  • Corner
  • Course
  • Court
  • Cove
  • Creek
  • Crescent
  • Crossing
  • Crossroad
  • Curve
  • Dale
  • Dam
  • Divide
  • Drive
  • Estate
  • Expressway
  • Extension
  • Fall
  • Ferry
  • Field
  • Flat
  • Ford
  • Forest
  • Forge
  • Fork
  • Fort
  • Freeway
  • Garden
  • Gateway
  • Glen
  • Green
  • Grove
  • Harbor
  • Haven
  • Heights
  • Highway
  • Hill
  • Hollow
  • Inlet
  • Island
  • Isle
  • Junction
  • Key
  • Knoll
  • Lake
  • Land
  • Landing
  • Lane
  • Light
  • Loaf
  • Lock
  • Lodge
  • Loop
  • Mall
  • Manor
  • Meadow
  • Mews
  • Mill
  • Mission
  • Motorway
  • Mount
  • Mountain
  • Neck
  • Orchard
  • Oval
  • Overpass
  • Park
  • Parkway
  • Pass
  • Passage
  • Path
  • Pike
  • Pine
  • Place
  • Plain
  • Plaza
  • Point
  • Port
  • Prairie
  • Radial
  • Ramp
  • Ranch
  • Rapid
  • Rest
  • Ridge
  • River
  • Road
  • Route
  • Row
  • Rue
  • Run
  • Shoal
  • Shore
  • Skyway
  • Spring
  • Spur
  • Square
  • Station
  • Stravenue
  • Stream
  • Street
  • Summit
  • Terrace
  • Throughway
  • Trace
  • Track
  • Trafficway
  • Trail
  • Trailer
  • Tunnel
  • Turnpike
  • Underpass
  • Union
  • Valley
  • Viaduct
  • View
  • Village
  • Ville
  • Vista
  • Walk
  • Wall
  • Way
  • Well
  • Wells

References[edit]

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