Dallas doesn't have a Beale Street. If it did, it would suck.EXPAND
Dallas doesn't have a Beale Street. If it did, it would suck.

The Lame Dallas Versions of America's Most Iconic Streets

America has many iconic streets. Some are famous as centers of commerce or government, others for their world-class shopping or music.

Dallas has many of those same streets, except without any of the qualities that make them iconic. In fact, many of Dallas' famously named streets aren't really fit for human habitation.

Below, we give you a tour of America's most famous streets — and their Dallas counterparts. The suburbs we include in the honorable mention.

1. Wall Street

Wall Street, New York City
Wall Street, New York City

Wall Street in New York City is a symbol of American capitalism.

Wall Street, DallasEXPAND
Wall Street, Dallas
Eric Nicholson

Wall Street in Dallas is much more literal.

2. Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street, New OrleansEXPAND
Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Bourbon Street in New Orleans is a place where booze and iniquity — i.e. fun — flow freely.

Bourbon Street, DallasEXPAND
Bourbon Street, Dallas
Eric Nicholson

Bourbon Street in Dallas is not.

3. Pennsylvania Avenue

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Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C.

Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington is the pulsing artery of American government and home to the White House.

Pennsylvania Avenue, DallasEXPAND
Pennsylvania Avenue, Dallas
Eric Nicholson

Pennsylvania Avenue in Dallas is the pulsing artery of South Dallas and home to houses of varying colors.

4. Park Avenue

Park Avenue, New York CityEXPAND
Park Avenue, New York City

Park Avenue in New York City boasts many large and important buildings.

Park Avenue, DallasEXPAND
Park Avenue, Dallas
Eric Nicholson

Park Avenue in Dallas also has buildings. Somewhere.

5. K Street

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K Street, Washington

K Street in Washington, D.C., is a byword for the country's obscenely powerful lobbying industry.

K Street, DallasEXPAND
K Street, Dallas
Eric Nicholson

K Street in Dallas would be a byword for homeless campground if not for the fence.

6. Michigan Avenue

Michigan Avenue, ChicagoEXPAND
Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Michigan Avenue in Chicago is known as the Magnificent Mile.

Michigan Avenue, DallasEXPAND
Michigan Avenue, Dallas
Google 2016

Michigan Avenue in Dallas is a somewhat less magnificent two-and-a-half miles.

7. Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue, New York CityEXPAND
Madison Avenue, New York City
Kevin Doncaster, via Flickr

Madison Avenue in New York is the center of the global advertising industry.

Madison Avenue, DallasEXPAND
Madison Avenue, Dallas
Eric Nicholson

Madison Avenue in Dallas is the center of the Madison Avenue/Jefferson Boulevard hair-styling industry.

8. Easy Street

Easy Street
Easy Street
Brian Leon

Easy Street, USA is pleasant.

Easy Street, DallasEXPAND
Easy Street, Dallas
Google 2016

Easy Street, Dallas is not.

9. Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive, MiamiEXPAND
Ocean Drive, Miami

Ocean Drive in Miami has a view of the Ocean.

Ocean Drive, RichardsonEXPAND
Ocean Drive, Richardson

Ocean Drive in Richardson does not.

10. Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard, Los AngelesEXPAND
Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angles is very, uh, Hollywood.

Hollywood Boulevard, EulessEXPAND
Hollywood Boulevard, Euless
Google 2016

Hollywood Boulevard in Euless is very Euless.

11. Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive, Los AngelesEXPAND
Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles

Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles leads to high-end shopping.

Rodeo Drive, MesquiteEXPAND
Rodeo Drive, Mesquite
Google 2016

Rodeo Drive in Mesquite leads to the ... rodeo (pronounced properly, ro-dee-o.

12. Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles

Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles
Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles

Mulholland Drive in Los Angles offers breathtaking views of the nation's second largest city.

Mulholland Drive, Irving
Mulholland Drive, Irving
Google 2016

Mulholland Drive in Irving is seven McMansions.

13. Lombard Street

Lombard Street, San Francisco
Lombard Street, San Francisco

Lombard Street in San Francisco perfectly captures the city's quirky charm.

Lombard Street, Garland
Lombard Street, Garland
Google 2016

Lombard Street in Garland does the same.

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