B is for Boulevard

Let's be honest – addresses in Miami can be downright confusing! Unless you live in Coral Gables or Coconut Grove, every address in Miami is just a jumble of numbers. Street, avenues, terraces – how the heck are we supposed to know where we are going?

 

There's good news. You don't need a PhD in order to navigate your way around this town. Let me share some tricks I learned as a kid that have helped me my entire life!

 

Trick #1: ABC RST

(Avenue, Blvd, Court - Road, Street, Terrace)

A few runs of the alphabet and suddenly it starts to make sense. Streets that start with A, B, C run the same direction (north/south). Streets that start with R, S, T run the other direction (east/west). So for example, 67th Avenue or 89th Court run the same direction. And 59th Terrace and 92nd Street do too. So as long as you know if it's an ABC or an RST, it makes it a little easier. 

 

Trick #2: CRAP (pardon my French!)

Another way to remember it is this lovely, easy acronym: CRAP! Courts, Roads, Avenues and Places all run the same direction. North/south. The earlier acronym didn't have a P in it, and there are a lot of “Places” in Miami. So if you use this trick in conjunction with the first, you should be good to go. 

 

(And I'm fully aware that R contradicts itself in these two tricks. In the first I lump it in with the east/west roads, and here I have it with the north/south. The truth is, there aren't many "Roads" in Miami so hopefully it isn't an issue!)

 

Now, if you venture into Coral Gables or Coconut Grove, I wish you the best of luck. There's no method to the madness that I know of to help you there, so you’re on your own!