Parking in Los Angeles

Parking Spot Owners

Finding a Needle in a Haystack

As one of America’s worst cities to find parking in, parking in Los Angeles rivals New York City parking in terms of difficulty. Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States after the Big Apple, and is home to over 3.8 million people. This translates to a lot of cars on the road: L.A. has the highest per-capita car population in the world and the Los Angeles metropolitan area has roughly 1.8 cars per person. And of course, the more cars a city has, the more congested its streets: time spent in traffic for Los Angeles residents, over the course of a year, adds up to four days according to some estimates.

Parking in Los Angeles, as you might expect, is an equally frustrating endeavor. Metered spaces on the curb are hard to find and have short time limits. You can spend a large part of your day simply shuffling your car from one parking spot to the next if you don’t want to accumulate a hefty stack of parking violations. You do have other options when parking in Los Angeles, however. You may have never considered it, but renting a monthly parking space could shorten your commuting time and relieve stress by ensuring that you are not circling the block for a parking space at the end of the day.

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ParkingSpotter connects parking sellers with people seeking parking in Los Angeles. Parking lot and parking garage owners post their available spaces on ParkingSpotter, and those looking to rent a long-term parking spot can easily find nearby properties using our advanced search. Not only can purchasing monthly parking make your experience parking in Los Angeles better, it can make your entire day better if you live near a Metro stop. Leave your car in your spot all day—something you can’t do curbside—and take the bus or subway to work. Your car will still be available to you when you need it, and you will save money on gas, which can be put towards your rental in one of the local parking lots.

Parking in Los Angeles is a colossal annoyance. Add up the money you will save in meters, tolls, parking tickets, and gas, and the price of monthly parking may become a bargain. Finally, factor in the amount of stress you save yourself by taking public transit to work or knowing that you have a spot at the end of the day, and monthly parking will makes even more sense.