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Old 11-09-2017, 11:08 PM
 
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When I look at addresses in Metro Vegas, the house number make so little sense, that I think they're encoding something. A street with a handful of houses will have five digit street addresses. Does anyone know the reason for this?

I can guess. I'm guessing the street name is not relevant, and if you give someone official (like a 911 operator) the house number, they don't even need the street name, they can just put the number in the computer, and it will pull the records for the house right up. Is this correct, or is it something else?

Edit: No, the above can't be right. I put the house number for a listing I was looking at in Google. There were several houses in Vegas that came up.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:12 PM
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I think they just make it whatever they want.
I've seen 2 digit addresses one block over from 5 digit addresses.
Everywhere else I have lived has bigger numbers the further from the center of town you get.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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The north-south numbers increase the farther you get from the line established by Summerlin Pkwy/ US 95. East-west is based off of Main Street.
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:49 AM
 
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That seems to make sense. But I wonder why they do it that way. Since the numbers aren't unique, they can't be used to look up an address without the street. Is this a postal thing?
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:09 PM
 
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That seems to make sense. But I wonder why they do it that way. Since the numbers aren't unique, they can't be used to look up an address without the street. Is this a postal thing?
Street Address Numbers

Also

https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/cs/gr.../tst001745.pdf
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:29 PM
 
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That seems to make sense. But I wonder why they do it that way. Since the numbers aren't unique, they can't be used to look up an address without the street. Is this a postal thing?
There are approximately 212,000 houses in Las vegas. Where does the unique numbering system begin and in what direction will it proceed? Spiral from The east end of Fremont perhaps?
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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That seems to make sense. But I wonder why they do it that way. Since the numbers aren't unique, they can't be used to look up an address without the street. Is this a postal thing?

I don't understand how you would look up an address without the street name in any case.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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You guys ever try Tokyo? The buildings in an area are numbered as they are built. Neighbors have big maps on signs to sort it out..
Actually every house in Clark County does have an address that is at least crudely geographically located. This is the Appraiser Parcel number. And many of the systems like the police are now using lat and long.

For all that we had a significant fire a block over. House half destroyed. The firemen could not find the fire plugs and in fact did not use the closest one. Interesting as they were obvious and all in the GPS system used by the fire guys.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:07 PM
 
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I always just assumed the street numbers and streets were all unique across the country, so for example there couldn't be more than one 1201 main Street. I'd never seen such high numbered street numbers until moving to this country and that's the only thing that made sense to me... I guess I didn't care too much to check
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:35 PM
 
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I just found it strange that you could have a street with ten houses on it with five digit addresses. The IT guy in me made me think the number is encoding something.
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