Housing

South Bay parking

Indeed nYoo00
7d

Moving to South Bay with a plan to rent a 2/3 bed apartment. I’ve noticed lots of apartments only provides 1 parking spot. As we have two cars, how hard/expensive to rent a parking spot? Also love to hear your opinions on keeping only one car for a family(wife does not work).

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  • Microsoft do_needful
    Learn how to use public transportation.
    7d2
    • Google KissMyPiss
      In the South Bay? HAHA. Public transportation in the South Bay is a joke. OP would be better off using a ride hailing app.
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    • Apple Big Head
      OP would also be better off walking
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  • Northrop Grumman iCallBS
    Shoutout to all my fellow South Bay locals in LA! These NorCal techies don’t know about the OG South Bay 🤙🏻🤙🏻🏄🏻‍♂️🏄‍♀️
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    • Mphasis / ProjectWaitbutY?
      Is it? Just curious what’s the South Bay in LA? Is OC considered South Bay?
      OC fan for life - Irvine! Will move back once child is school age.
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    • Northrop Grumman iCallBS
      No. Not Irvine. Lol. Or any OC.

      South Bay in LA is El Segundo Down to Palos Verdes (El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo, Torrance-kinda, PV)
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    • New 0hedge
      Torrance
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  • Google / MgmtLovedoo
    You can make with road parking. Also sometimes you can get away with guest parking. Ideally you want to be in a residential neighborhood with ample outdoor parking. Worst case scenario you get a permit that allows you to park except for the posted hours when they do street cleaning.
    7d0
  • EA / Engthinkalot
    Mostly there should be on the road parking for free
    7d1
    • Google 1234-/:;(
      Might be hard to park but definitely free
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  • Pharmacyclics / Other
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    PharmacyclicsOther

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    Google, Bank of America
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    Analytics professional with background in marketing analytics, fin-tech, e-commerce & healthcare.
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    Where are you moving in South Bay? Some 2/2 apartments offer 2 parking spots. Check out Irvine company apartments. Or you can rent additional spot on your lease for $75-$100. Street parking is usually a headache around apartments.
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    • Indeed nYoo00
      OP
      So far I’ve looked at a few places in Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Cupertino. $100 a month doesn’t sound too bad but I wanna try to avoid. And Uber pool/Lyft share might be more cost effective if I have to factor in that cost.
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    • Intel / Other10% ESPP!
      I would stay away from the Irvine company. Check out the reviews.
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    • Pharmacyclics / Other
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      PharmacyclicsOther

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      Google, Bank of America
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      Analytics professional with background in marketing analytics, fin-tech, e-commerce & healthcare.
      Sairaatmore
      I have lived with them for more than 4 years at different locations across Bay Area. The experience was top notch and value for money. There are always people who don’t need all the amenities and resort style living that cry over high rent. Rent is high everywhere unless you want to live in a motel style apartment where your front door opens on the street. There is a new community Encasa off of 101 too
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    • Cisco / MgmtJuan Tutri
      $100 / month / spot in the South Bay is a lot better than $400 / month / spot in SF.
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  • Mphasis / ProjectWaitbutY?
    Do not be misled by anyone into having only one car. Me and wife commute mostly together, but there’re always days someone has an early meeting or a late evening something and the second car is a blessing!!

    Also, most apartment complexes have one designated and then some open spots. Why don’t you rent a townhome with a 2-car garage?
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    • Indeed nYoo00
      OP
      Thanks for the info. Yes that’s definitely an option, just wondered if my option had to be limited.
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  • Apple Big Head
    It depends on the area. Some complexes have plenty of extra parking. Others not so much.
    7d0

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