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Parknav data used in Trulia study: Best/worst places for renters to park in 7 cities

AI Incube, Inc. (Parknav), the global leader in real-time on-street parking availability data, today announced that it teamed up with Trulia® to analyze street parking for some of the densest, notoriously-crowded US cities to find those neighborhoods were finding a spot for your car was just as, or maybe even more, difficult than finding a home or apartment. In the study, Houston, New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Philadelphia, Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Washington, DC. were analyzed using Parknav’s Parking Score to determine the ease of finding open street parking.

Parknav already serves over 100,000 users on its free mobile application and customer integrations. The Parknav app for iOS and Android is available for 24 of Parknav’s 70 cities (20 cities in the US and 4 cities in Germany).

The study concluded that:

  • San Francisco’s exclusive Noe Valley neighborhood actually had relatively accommodating parking, and ample listings with private parking, while Sea Cliff, Portrero Hill and Mission neighborhoods were stingy even by San Francisco standards.
  • Meanwhile, in New York, Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Dumbo, Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay offered scant street parking, but rentals advertised there were more likely than average to offer parking spaces. Contrast those neighborhoods with Cobble Hill, Fort Greene and Park Slope where parking –- private or public is precious.
  • And in Washington, D.C., which ranked as the worst of the seven metros we looked at for parking, we found a couple of neighborhoods such as Lower Central NE and Fairlawn not only short on public parking, but private parking too.
  • In Philly, with the exception of Penn’s Landing, the 10 neighborhoods with the worst street parking have very low percentage of homes that offer a dedicated parking space. Renters or buyers may want to avoid these areas if they own a car and need to drive to work.

The study can be viewed here: http://www.trulia.com/blog/trends/renter-parking/