How do you read the address "Harbor Dr. 182"? I think it's Drive or Driveway. Is this a small street or a dead end ally or the front of someone's house?

Thanks in advance.

  • Every country has its own street addressing scheme, sometimes more than one, and abbreviation conventions may also vary. What country is this address for?
    – choster
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 20:01
  • It was in an English text book. It's addressed for the United States. Commented Jun 13, 2017 at 22:06

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Harbor Dr. 182

is read "Harbor Drive 182".



is of indeterminate length and size, but usually larger than an "alley" and smaller than an "avenue". In the US, the number usually comes before the street designation

182 Harbor Dr.

Driveway is never used in an address, since a driveway is an access road off of a more main road, and the address is always associated with the main road (which usually will appear on maps).

Other abbreviations which may be used

Harbor St - Harbor Street
Harbor Ct - Harbor Court
Harbor Rd - Harbor Road
Harbor Ave - Harbor Avenue
Harbor Cl - Harbor Close
Harbor Sq - Harbor Square
Harbor Cir - Harbor Circle
Harbor Circ - Harbor Circus
Harbor Gdn - Harbor Garden
Harbor Pl - Harbor Place

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    As well as Trl, Ter, and Blvd for Trail, Terrace, and Boulevard, respectively. A more exhaustive list can be found here. It might also be worth pointing out that some of these are typified by certain features (a Court often dead-ends at a cul-de-sac, for example), though variants probably exist from city to city.
    – J.R.
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 15:30

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