Beale Street named 'Favorite iconic American street' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Beale Street named 'Favorite iconic American street'

(WMC-TV) - The Bluff City is getting an Action News 5 'high 5' for its most recent accomplishment.  USA Today readers have named Beale Street as the country's favorite iconic American street.

Twenty cities were nominated. After narrowing the choices down to 10 areas, participants had four weeks to choose their favorite, most iconic city. 

After four weeks of voting, the birthplace of the blues won the title.

USA Today participants cited the bars and live music as two of the main reasons why the Bluff City won first place.

The 10 winners of the favorite iconic American street are as follows:

  1. Beale Street - Memphis, TN
  2. Canyon Road - Santa Fe, NM
  3. Worth Avenue - Palm Beach, FL
  4. Bourbon Street - New Orleans, LA
  5. The Strip - Las Vegas, NV
  6. Lombard Street - San Francisco, CA
  7. Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL
  8. Calle Ocho - Miami, FL
  9. Beacon Street - Boston, MA
  10. Ocean Drive - Miami, FL

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