So where can you score a rental with access to private parking in San Francisco? Which neighborhoods are you most likely to find street parking in San Francisco? Trulia economists recently conducted a study, “Best and Worst Places for Renters to Park in the Big City,” to answer those very questions. Teaming up with Parknav, Trulia looked at neighborhoods in the densest and most crowded U.S. Cities. Surveying available street parking during peak midday and weekend times, the Trulia team created a street parking score. Then economists sifted through all the homes for rent on Trulia to find the areas where renters have the best chance of acquiring a private parking spot or garage as part of their property, as well as, that property’s proximity to available street parking.
SoMa, The Financial District and South Beach are some of San Francisco’s busiest urban hubs. Home to major companies like Pinterest, Linkedin, Salesforce, (the primary tenant of Salesforce Tower, the building that will become the tallest skyscraper in the city upon its completion in early 2017), and the west coast offices of six Fortune 500 companies. For that reason, it should come as no surprise that street parking is difficult, if not impossible to find. All three areas have the same parking score, 20 out of 100. However, the percentage of rentals listed as having parking varies across all three. SoMa is at the top of the list of worst San Francisco neighborhoods for street parking with only 25 percent of rentals listed as having parking. South Beach follows closely behind with 37 percent of rentals are listed as having parking, then the Financial District with 24 percent of rentals listed as having parking.