What is the street parking situation like in Sunset? Are there any specific streets that have lots of available street parking?

Asked by Christina Chen, San Francisco, CA Fri Sep 2, 2011

Can I rely on street parking or should I pay for a garage spot? What times are bad for street parking in the Sunset?

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Alice Pak, Agent, san francisco, CA
Fri Jul 6, 2012
Hi Christina,

Street parking in the Sunset is certainly better than most parts of the city. Areas like Irving street, Judah street, and Taraval street are the busiest streets in the Sunset so it usually consists of more meter parking and may require a street permit to park for more than 2 hours. The outer Sunset would be better for parking since there are typically less restaurants and businesses.
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Lola Ballent…, Home Buyer, San Francisco, CA
Mon Sep 5, 2011
My daughter lives on 19th Ave., between Pacheco and Quintara, and can usually park in front of her place; and if not, there is usually street parking on nearby streets. As in most areas of SF, you have to move your car on street cleaning days.
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Rich Bennett, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Sep 3, 2011
Hey there-

The best thing to do is to check out the area where you think you want to live and see how the parking is for yourself at those times that you'll be needing it. This will tell you first hand how easy or difficult parking may be.

Have a good long weekend.

Rich Bennett, Realtor

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Kevin Ho, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed Mar 28, 2012
Street parking is usually regulated 9 to 6 on weekdays and most of the Sunset, well the Inner Sunset at least, is subject to the J permit (about $100-200/year). You can find a space most times within a few minutes, but beware camoflagued garages and small curb cuts as people will ticket and tow your car away.

And yes the meter maids do drive around a lot and certainly mark tires to ticket beyond the time limits and will also issue tickets for blocking sidewalks even though you're in front of your own garage. Parking is usually available most days, but on a warm day or if there's a big event like Outsidelands going on, you may be searching for a while as people will flood the area nearer to Golden Gate Park.
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