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Where do guests park if I buy house in San Francisco city?

Asked by Baybird, Bay Area cupertino san francisco palo alto berkeley marin county sonoma county vallejo Mon Apr 23, 2007

Always wonder where will guests park their car when you invite them specially for big parties.

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ally, Home Buyer, San Francisco, CA
Thu Dec 27, 2007
Depends upon the neighborhood. My mom lives in Forest Hill, and just had 30 people over for Christmas dinner. They were all able to find parking within a block. We are also walking distance to public transportation at West Portal, so a few took public transportation. Some other neighborhoods are a pain to find parking. We used to live in North Beach and that was one of the reasons we moved out to Forest Hill. Fortunate thing, San Francisco has decent public transportation. My mother hasn't driven at all the past 40 years she has lived in San Francisco. Just a note... you can get ticketed for parking your car in your driveway if you are blocking all the sidewalk that pedestrians are supposed to walk on. Happened to a friend of mine when they came to visit me in college... didn't leave enough room for pedestrians to pass...
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Mission Barg…, Home Buyer, San Francisco, CA
Thu Nov 8, 2007
If your house is on a street taht requires permits to park for longer than a few hours (the street signs will say), you can purchase a short-term permit for guests. Not so useful for a party, but if you have someone visiting for a week it is very helpful.
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Mike Kelly A…, Agent, Santa Rosa, CA
Wed Nov 14, 2007
They park in Oakland! But the "the trouble with Oakland is that when you get there, there isn't any there there."
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Charlie Mader, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed Nov 14, 2007
You could always ask your guests to carpool, or come by Muni.
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Peter, , San Francisco Bay Area
Tue May 1, 2007
You should really inform your guests that they should come by taxi if they live in the city. That way they do not have to worry about parking or driving home afterwards if there is drinking involved. If they live outside the city your options are limited. Just inform your guests that they will need to be patient
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Trulia Roger, Home Buyer, Alameda, CA
Mon Apr 30, 2007
If you have a party at your house, it might be well advised to have your guests come by helicopter.
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Heather Fern…, Home Owner, San Francisco, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
This really depends on where you live. My least favorite neighborhoods for parking are: North Beach, Pac Heights, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Cow Hollow.
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Lawrence, , San Francisco, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
It can be tough. It might be more convenient for them to use public transit or a taxi.
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Derek Zoolan…, Landlord, Thousand Oaks, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
They'll park in your driveway, even if that crosses over the sidewalk. All over the city, you'll notice that people park in driveways, or on the street blocking driveways. A little known fact, however, is that it is illegal to park blocking a driveway, even if that driveway is your own. That said, given how difficult parking is in many parts of the city, sometimes you have to do it!
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Megan, , San Francisco, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
That really depends on where you buy a home. In some neighborhoods, they can park on the street but in others that is not possible. For example, in the marina or in Pac Heights your guest may drive around endlessly. In Russian Hill you're likely to have the same problem. Time of day, of course, impacts parking.
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