Parking in Boston now costs more than the car itself
Boston’s relationship with the caa has always been tumultuous. It is also very expensive. Boston is one of the many cities in North America that was pretty much built out before there were cars. That partly explains the left exits off some expressways and the crazy mish-mash of one ways and dead ends, which are now called “Not a Thru Way” because nobody wants to live on a dead end. Although Boston has a working class reputation the truth is a little different. Boston, like most major cities is really a collection of neighborhoods. In part one of our series we will look today at what it costs to park in the city center.
The Boston Herald reported today that the list of expensive parking spaces is topped by the Brimmer St. Garage. Here people have recently paid $300,000.00 for a parking spot. Some found spots in the same garage for as low as $250,000.00. That is a relative bargain if you think about it. However, perhaps those low cost spots were shmooshed up next to a steam pipe on one side, or were “Compact Car Only” as many Boston parking spots are so restricted. These parking spots cost as much per square foot as some of the priciest real estate in Boston, which means it is some of the priciest real estate in the country.