Established in 1630, Boston’s long history has been accompanied by many street names. Some incredibly short, some long, and some…”Goodenough.” Yes, Goodenough is an actual name of a street in Boston. From A to Zweircan Way, these are some of the street names that standout.
The shortest street name in Boston
Boston has 16 lettered street names. They all tie for the shortest street names in the city! Find the majority of lettered streets in Southie running A through P! D street is the home of the beloved Lawn on D!
The longest street name in Boston
Charles Ernest Andrews Footbridge is the longest street name in Boston, with 30 letters, according to the most up to date Boston streetbook! Find this way in Eastie!
Some of the weirdest street names
Boston’s first official street was named in 1700. The North End street has retained the name ever since and is also home to the Spite House. Below are some of the more peculiar street names to exist in the city:
- Au Bon Pain Way (Southie)
- Boston Street (Dorchester)
- Business Terrace (Hyde Park)
- Custom House Street (Downtown)
- Goodenough Street (Brighton)
- Paris Street (Eastie)
- Public Alley No. 101 through 2001
- Yuletide Road (Dorchester)