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Old 10-03-2016, 03:54 PM
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How bout Salt Lake City?
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:00 PM
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Washington DC
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:33 PM
Location: The liquor store
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St Petersburg FL is well planned. The avenues go east and west and the streets go north and south. There is a central avenue and just south of that is 1st ave south and just north of that is 1st ave north. 1st street starts at the Far East corner of the city and goes all the way to 100th+ street west.

It is a grid and there are no named streets just avenues and streets so even a newbie to the city can hear an intersection and know exactly where it is and how to get there. For instance 10th street south, 20th avenue would be the southeast side of the city. 80th street north and 40th avenue is the northwest side. It's almost impossible to get lost there, you never need directions.
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:43 PM
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L'Enfant's plan for Washington, D.C. is elegant and very grand, however finding one's way around the city can be somewhat difficult for newcomers and/or tourists. Although the basic street plan is a grid, the city is divided into four quadrants centered on the U.S. Capitol. So if one wants to go to 400 E Street for example, it is critical to know in which quadrant that address is located as there is a 400 E. St. N.W.; a 400 E St. N.E.; a 400 E St. S.E. and a 400 E St., S.W.

Adding to the confusion for some newcomers are the diagonal avenues which overlay the street grid. Many of these avenues (named for the states) intersect at Circles (e.g. DuPont, Logan, Thomas) or Squares (e.g. Lafayette, McPherson, Farragut), and some major avenues such as Connecticut and Massachusetts which might appear on a map to intersect at a Circle (DuPont) don't in actuality as Connecticut Avenue tunnels beneath DuPont Circle. And the quadrant designations apply to many of the major avenues as well.

I lived in Washington for 22-years (Connecticut Ave., N.W.) and on several occasions I received telephone calls from out-of-town visitors (usually at night) who were hopelessly lost and in need of help on how to get to my home.
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:59 AM
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Manhattan from 14th st to 155th st is an almost perfect grid, very easy to get around.
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