What Is the Most Common Street Name In the United States and What Is the Most Popular Proper Name?

If you guessed that Main Street is the most common street name in the United States, you’d be wrong.

It’s Second Street, mainly because many former Main Streets and First Streets were later given other names.

In second place is Park Street, followed by Third, Fourth, and Fifth Streets.

The most popular street name with a proper name is Washington Street.

Main Street as a metonym for a generic street name is commonly used in the United States, Canada, and in some countries in central Europe.

In some larger cities, there may be several Main Streets, each relating to a specific neighborhood or formerly separate city, rather than the city as a whole.

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