How Close to Your House is Your Parking Spot?

How Close to Your House is Your Parking Spot?

Abby Stone
Jul 9, 2008

Okay, this is a little off topic for AT, since it's not an in the home issue, but for those of us who live in Los Angeles, or, for that matter, any place where we're dependent on our car to get mostly everywhere, a parking spot, how many we have, and if it's close to our home, is high on our quality of life issues. Our own apartment is awesome -- spacious, full of amazing details (beams! molding! fabulous tile!), and inexpensive -- but, in the way of apartments built before a certain time, it has no parking spaces. So, we park on the street. Which used to be a breeze...

Lately, however, with four construction projects and a popular music venue within a one block radius, parking has become a challenge. Many nights have found us parking two and three blocks away, a situation which has definitely affected our quality of life. What's the parking situation in your area? Do you have a parking spot or do you park on the street? If your area has permits, has it made your parking life easier?

[Image via Karl Gunnarson, with a Creative Commons License]

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