Parking in San Francisco can be a bit challenging. If you can afford to buy a home with a parking space I would highly recommend the extra cost. It will save you time, money, and high blood pressure! If the home or apartment that you'll live in does not offer parking then try to rent one from a neighbor or look for the closest parking garages in your area. If you don't have to come and go during evening rush hour then perhaps street parking will work for you.
Parking can be tough in the evenings but is generally not bad in the morning and afternoon. Usually once you settle into your home, you find little tricks within a few blocks. If the property you're interested in doesn't have parking and you're not interested in street parking, you can find both public and private garages that rent spaces on a monthly basis. Check Craigslist for private parking availability and pricing. If you are considering buying in Nob Hill, I'd be happy to help you get started.
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Parking in the area can be tough to find (and expensive) but there are some very helpful resources. This "nob hill parking tips & map" shows you where all the different parking places are: http://blog.parkme.com/2013/04/02/nob-hill-parking/
Basically it says that the "California St lot" located at 1567 California Street (between Larking and Polk Streets) is the best to park at during the day. There is a very helpful map included as well.
competing with valet parking at restaurants.
None of it mattered when I was on foot walking four blocks to the office, when the office moved out
of town, I had to drive, and as the old tenants moved to retirement homes or died, the young new
tenants moved in had a lot more cars, and there were NO tricks that would fix the musical chairs of
not having enough legal or illegal parking spaces to go around. When traffic control went to 24hrs,
my parking tickets hit over $200 mo., and today that might be 2x or 3x as fines have increased. If
you have a car, be prepared to either pay high parking rent, or lots of aggrevation over fines. The
other consideration is crime - feelings of safety are purely illusory.
It will depend on the time and specific area for your parking needs.
There are also monthly parking garages around $250 - $350/ month.
However, here are two parking garages that have quite reasonable rates -
check them out - plus they boast of excellent customer service:
City Park 1234 Pine Street & Hyde 94109 (415) 776-1811 http://www.citypark.com til 12am
Royal Parking Management 1776 Sacramento/Polk (415) 567-4707
There are other SF neighborhoods with fairly easy street parking
- email or call me for additional information
- or as suggested by other realtors, shop for a home with enough parking spaces - yeah, agents
can search for homes with garages and check out the parking situation for you.
Helen Yuen, Land & Property Investment, Inc (415) 469-0577 email@example.com
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