Do you know what the difference is between a street, an avenue and a road? The city of Phoenix uses a grid system for roadways, with suffixes organized according to location. That means that numbered streets west of Central Avenue will use the suffixes Avenue, Drive, Lane, Glen and Dale in that order. Those east of Central are named Street, Place, Way, Terrace and Run. And the name of a street may tell what kind it is. For example, a Way is typically a small roadway that splits off from a larger one. Place and Court usually mean streets that are dead ends. Although these definitions don’t always apply to every city in the Valley of the Sun, knowing that the name could be important can help when choosing the street for your new home