Quote Originally Posted by heberman
In my state, if you are moving AWAY from the city center in any direction (addresses are getting bigger), the odd numbers are always on the left, the even numbers are on the right. So if I know the address and the direction of the city center, it is easy to know which side of the street has my address.

I am guessing it works the same way everywhere.
The key phrase here is "if I know the address..."