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Old 06-23-2007, 02:01 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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People in richer neighborhoods generally will park their cars on the street even if they have garages. Has to do with both having more than two cars and also having a neighborhood with a security guard. Generally most houses in these neighborhoods have burglar alarms as well as all cars having car alarms. To rob a rich neighborhood especially at night is INCREDIBLY stupid. In the 100 plus years my neighborhood has existed I have heard of less than five burglaries, four of which were actually just failed attempted break-ins and one where the guy was apprehended by the cops when he left a fingerprint on a jewelry box. Apparantly the idiot had never heard of "gloves" Ironically burgling is not the best living to make because very few people that do it actually even know how to do it right
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:20 AM
 
Location: on an island
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1. People have lots more stuff nowadays so they use their garages for storage.
2. People have more CARS nowadays so they can't fit them all in their garages and/or driveways.
Yes.
And not only do they own more cars, the cars themselves are bigger.
When I lived in Denver, that city went (and is still going through) a period of many older 20th century homes being renovated and upgraded.
One of the trends is enlarging the garage so Escalades, Suburbans etc are able to fit.
Where I live now, all the garages,carports and driveways are in the back of the house or townhome, which I prefer. You'll still see some cars in front, but it's not like a solid stream of parked vehicles.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I park in my garage. Most people here park in their driveways/garages but when I lived in the Highlands, it was on the street.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:15 AM
 
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Some places don't allow street parking overnight. My brother's neighborhood is like that (NJ) It looks much better that way IMO. Streets are much wider looking and you can enjoy the view of the trees along the streets. Very nice neighborhoods that way. Peaceful looking.

My street has way too many cars parked on it. I park both cars in my driveway and sort of "alllow" my neighbors who don't have as much room to park their cars in front of my house. We all have an unwritten rule that each homeowner parks in front of their own house, but since some people don't have the space, I generally "let" them park there by not parking there myself.

I'm not sure if they realize it or if they're thankful of it. Who knows... They do seem like nice people though. The street FILLED with cars on both sides is definately an eye sore.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:40 AM
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That's funny, I suppose because I've lived for over 15 years in places where everyone parks their cars on the street, that it is considered an eyesore is lost on me.
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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We all park in our garages.

There really isn't any need to park in the street since we all have two and three car garages anyway. Unless it's a holiday, or there's a garage sale or something.
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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That's funny, I suppose because I've lived for over 15 years in places where everyone parks their cars on the street, that it is considered an eyesore is lost on me.


I guess I was talking about my street in particular when referring to "eye sore". When both sides of the street are filled with cars, there is barely room for two cars to travel on the street in opposite directions. In some spots, you need to allow one car to go before proceeding. It's tight. If I could snap a pic, I'm sure people would agree it's not a great sight. Maybe "eye sore" was a bit much, but it certainly isn't the ideal situation. If I had a choice, I'd rather have no cars in the street. I guess It could always be worse.
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Cars are parked in the garage here in Kingwood, Texas. Most of the garages a set back to the rear of the lot with a port corchere that connects from the garage to the home
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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We also a CC and R's about NOT parking on the street because it is an eyesore.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Most blocks around here have alleys, and that's where the garages are. You can't park in the alley itself, but you can park in the street. People who have more cars than garage spaces will park in the street, as will visitors, otherwise it's in the garage. But a few houses are built with a driveway from the street (despite having an alley) and some people with these driveways will leave their cars in their driveways, which are basically in their front yards. Talk about an eyesore!
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