By Carlie Douglas
There are many different street suffixes, and often we don’t know the differences between them. In fact, in most cases there are conflicting definitions for any given type of road. I have been looking into these obscure differences for the project so that I can use the best suffix to describe my particular street and I’ve come across some interesting little facts. Did you know…?
There is actually a difference between a street and a road; a road’s main function is transportation while streets facilitate public interaction.
The highest house prices in the UK are found on streets with the following suffixes: Hill, Lane, Mews, Park, and Green. The lowest on the suffixes Street, Terrace, Crescent, Court, and View.
By far the most common residential location name in the UK is Road, followed by Close and Street. The least common is Square
Northumberland Avenue can be found on standard UK monopoly board, and can be purchased for just £160.
‘The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’ is the nickname for the Bank of England.
Some translations English-French-Spanish-German:
Highway- Autoroute- Carretera- Autobahn
Road- Chemin- Carretera- Strecke
Avenue- Avenue- Carrera- Allee
Boulevard- Boulevard- Avenida- Prachtstraße
Street- Rue- Calle- Straße
Lane- Voie- Calle- Weg
Country Lane- Manière- Camino- Feldweg
I hope you think about these fun facts the next time you turn down High Street, or are looking to buy a house on a ‘Terrace’.