In Europe, the street-names seldom tell you where you are. Here we have a lot better system – you always have an idea at least on a rough, where you are. Let us explain:
– In St Pete, we have either streets or avenues. (There are of course exceptions…)
- Streets are going north-south
- Avenues are going east-west.
– Straight through the central part of Down-Town in east-west direction we have a road which is called (guess!), yes, it is Central Avenue.
– All avenues north of Central are called 1st, 2nd, 3rd (and so on) Avenue N. (like in North)
– All avenues south of Central are called 1st, 2nd, 3rd (and so on) Avenue S. (like in South)
– The streets starts at the east end of Down Town and are quite simply called 1st, 2nd, 3rd (and so on) Street, going west. And exactly like for the avenues, when crossing Central, they are called “N.” or “S.”, depending which side of Central you are on. Can it be more simple..?
And as in most US cities, we have a “MLK”, a Martin Luther King Jr. Street. This as in fact should have been 9th Street.