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Old 09-28-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach
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I've noticed that several of the gated communities in Vero Beach use a boring (and confusing) system of numbered street names (45th Avenue, 60th Street. etc). Is this a common thing in Florida, or were the developers too lazy to come up with pretty names ?! Diamond Lake has lovely gemstone-named streets, but Arbor Trace and several other gated communities we saw had a confusing array of bland numbered streets. It seems like, if you are going to have a "fancy" gated community, you could at least come up with attractive names for the streets ! Just saying.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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Heck in Fort Lauderdale it is more confusing, NE 4th street or terrace, or avenue or blvd, all exist. Streets run east west and avenues run north south. Very confusing. You can be on the corner of SW 4th steet and SW 4th avenue. How is that for confusing tourists.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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I don't know about the numberd streets, but this SW, NE is beyond stupid. Nobody cares what direction they are...why waste time and energy explaining to people this in your address? I really want to start a movement to get rid of that rediculous addition! Who's with me??
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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Count me in !!!!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach
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We have the directional addition to our addresses here in rural Ohio. Our street address technically ends with "SE" but I never use it, and the mail gets here just fine.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:53 AM
 
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I agree that gated communities should have named streets however for the larger cities, numbered streets make absolute sense. The way it works is you have a main named street that divides the north part of town from the south and a west named avenue that divids east from west. Going outward they are numbered so that you can more easilly find an address. Where it gets very confusing is when you are in a place like Miami and suddenly you find yourself in Coral Gables where the streets are named or when you have to find an address with avenue road attached. In Miami they are starting to name the streets with the names of Cuban military heros and Venezualen Generals. Statues to all kinds of foreign people going up. Some of that can get political and it ends up stupid. I say if you have a gated community and it is new then name the street after the first person to buy a house on that street or avenue.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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Names for any street are not just picked out. You have to APPLY for any names so that the same street name is not already taken in the immediate area. That must be why some names of streets are so strange....they had to come up with something "different".

I just wish they wouldn't start a street ...end it....and start it again a block away!!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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Default street naming

I dislike streets that their names change as you drive along them. I live near one that has at least 5 or 6 names as it winds through town. It was very confusing when we first moved here (Missouri).
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach
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Welcome to the forum, zippy ! I know what you mean about the same streets changing name. The main road into town from where we live has four different names !
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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The small town where I attended college had the county courthouse in the center of town. The courthouse sat "at the intersection of Main Streets". Yes, the town had a North Main, a South Main, a West Main, and an East Main all radiating out from the courthouse. Typical government self-centeredness.
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