Parking in a Big City: Some Tips
Thinking about moving to a home in a big city that doesn’t include parking? Trying to find someplace to park in a city can be a frustrating experience — especially when the snow starts to fall, and sides of the streets are less than dry. Is there anything that can be done if you have to park in town, but you also love the place that you’ve just found? There are some tips to parking in a city — take a look!
Find a parking space for rent. A lot of people that live in cities are always looking for new and novel ways to make some extra cash because living in a city is expensive. One thing that people often do is rent out additional parking spaces. Someone that owns a home may rent out a garage or driveway space, and someone that currently has a parking space inside of a building may decide to rent that space out to earn some extra cash. You can find these rental spaces by looking online and in the local newspaper.
Get a parking permit. If you do have to park on the street, check to see whether or not parking permits are required in the area that you will be living in. Sometimes, you can’t simply park on the side of any old street, and you need a special sticker. Lining up that parking permit before you call your movers in Boulder CO is a good idea — this way, you won’t be left scrambling for parking and dodging lots of parking tickets.
See if you can pay an extra price for indoor parking. Some buildings and condo developments offer parking spaces for an additional fee. This might mean adding a significant amount onto your total home cost, but sometimes getting that extra indoor parking space is worth the additional cost. Ask your realtor or landlord about this possibility.
Check with local parking garages. Find out if you can pay a monthly fee to park indoors at a local garage. Many garages in cities offer this kind of deal to residents. Just make sure that the garage you are looking at has security around the clock, or you could be putting yourself and your car in jeopardy.
Get used to the street signs. When all else fails and you can’t find a parking spot that you can rent, you’ll have to get used to the street signs. Some cities have street signs that change regularly, and this can mean an easy parking ticket if you aren’t sure when you can and can’t park.
Park and stay as long as possible. If you’ve ever visited a friend in a city like New York that has a car, you may have noticed that your friend isn’t quick to move his car. This is because a good parking spot in a massive city is like gold — hard to find and worth a lot. If you don’t have to use your car, use public transportation instead, and leave your car in that perfect spot.
Start using public transportation, and get rid of your car. Do you really need a car in a big city, or can you use public transport to get where you need to go most days? If your city has a good transport system, your car might just be costing you more money unnecessarily. Think about swapping those gas prices for the cost of a bus pass, and get used to walking like most people in a big city do. Bonus: you’ll burn a lot of calories taking the bus or train, and you can spend that downtime reading or working on a project. What’s to lose?
Ready to Call Your Loveland Movers?
If you have found a great home and great parking, or have worked out the situation, you might be ready to call Exodus to help you move your stuff to your new home — that’s great! We’re here to help you move from packing to unpacking, and we’d love to be a part of the start of your new life in your new home. We can also provide you with a free estimate, and we do have storage space available in both Denver and Fort Collins — just in case you can’t move all of your things into your new space.
Call us today for a free estimate from your movers in Parker CO, and we’ll be there when you need us! Got a good city parking tip? Let us know!