Myth Busted: Apartments Have No Parking – Why Should I Get One?

City dwellers often think they have to sacrifice driving due to the nightmare of parking.

While many are under the impression that Windy City apartments have no parking, rest assured that plenty of buildings offer this amenity. 

Overview of General Apartment Parking Offerings 

If you already own a car or are interested in driving, consider apartments that provide parking options.

While an apartment may offer parking to residents, it’s important to determine what the specific parking situation looks like.

Some apartments offer parking on the property and other buildings have access to parking at an off-site location.

If the parking is on-site, this means that the apartment may have its own parking garage or parking lot.

While some residences include parking in their rent, private parking generally comes at an extra cost. The nature of the parking impacts this expense. 

Some apartments allow tenants to reserve a specific spot for the entire year, while others keep parking as a free-for-all.

If you host guests who drive, it may also be worth finding apartments that offer guest parking spaces.

The Benefits of a Private/Secure Parking

Many urbanites choose to forfeit their cars altogether due to the stress of parking. If you find an apartment that offers private parking, you don’t have to give up the convenience of driving.

Private parking ensures ease and safety, especially when compared to street or public parking.

If you’ve reserved a spot at your apartment’s parking lot or garage, you can rest assured that you’ll always have an automatic space to park. You won’t have to worry about wasting time or gas searching for a spot.

You also don’t have to fret remembering where you parked or walking long distances to your car.

Private parking lots provide an extra level of security because they often have surveillance, either in the form of a security guard or camera. These safety measures can deter auto theft and vandalism, and provide you peace of mind when walking to and from your vehicle.

Private parking facilities also reduce the amount of traffic and pedestrians that drivers have to worry about when parking, and thus minimizing the chance of an unwanted accident or collision. 

LLCR Parking Offerings

Luxury Living offers premier apartment residences that offer drivers the best of both worlds- incredible units and convenient private parking.

Wolf Point East, 313 Wolf Point Plaza, sits right on the Chicago River in River North. The building’s parking garage is within walking distance of some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the House of Blues and Merchandise Mart.

Norweta, 2611 N Hermitage, is tucked away in the west end of Lincoln Park. The property features 76 parking spaces, both below grade and along Hermitage Avenue. 

No. 508, 508 W Diversey, offers a boutique living experience in Lincoln Park. Residents can take advantage of the private indoor parking and car wash station on-site.

If you’re in the process of apartment searching with a car, don’t settle for apartments that have no parking.

Connect with one of our expert brokers who can help you find the perfect property and parking situation!

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