Where did you grow up, well what I really mean is what street did you grow up on? or Was it a Street? maybe a Blvd, ok so what’s the difference.
Ever wondered why some roads are called “roads,” while others are “streets” and some are even fancier “avenues” and “boulevards?” Lifehacker’s here to help with a handy glossary:
Road: Can be anything that connects two points. The most basic of the naming conventions.
Way: A small side street off a road.
Street: A public way that has buildings on both sides of it. They run perpendicular to avenues.
Avenue: Also a public way that has buildings or trees on either side of it. They run perpendicular to streets.
Boulevard: A very wide city street that has trees and vegetation on both sides of it. There’s also usually a median in the middle of boulevards.
Lane: A narrow road often found in a rural area. Basically, the opposite of a boulevard.
Drive: A long, winding road that has its route shaped by its environment, like a nearby lake or mountain.
Terrace: A street that follows the top of a slope.
Place: A road or street that has no throughway—or leads to a dead end.
Court: A road or street that ends in a circle or loop.