I will be making a move to SF late next month. I haven't figured out housing yet, but planning to take temporary housing to explore places. In small city like Salt Lake city car is a necessity, I have heard varied views on car some say keep it some say no need. I drive a CRV estimating all expenses it will come around close to $800 or maybe more per month (parking, car payment, insurance and other miscellaneous charges). I am thinking of allocating that budget to a place with high walk and transit score . Any suggestions?
Don't listen to the naysayers - having a car in the city is awesome. You'll be driving distance from world class outdoors activities in every direction, and getting a temp car every time you wanna do that is stressful and expensive.