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post #1 of 20
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For DC members, I'll be down in DC this summer in the H St & 24th St. area. The apartment I'll be moving to doesn't provide parking. So, I'll have to pay for lot parking for about 2 months. What are my options at this point? Thanks.
post #2 of 20
There is no shortage of garages in that area. Whether they are full or can take you for two months is another question.

As to the street, I'm pretty sure you are screwed as everything within several blocks will be metered. If not, then you need to go to whatever police substation handles that neighborhood and get a temporary parking permit; otherwise you are limited to two hours on the street at a time. Street spots in downtown neighborhoods are hard to find. Also, the DC government is incompetent in every respect save one: if you violate the parking laws even for a nano-second, you WILL get a ticket. They are everywhere.
post #3 of 20
darknworn...wot apartments? I'm hopefully moving into one on h and 24th in August...hopefully...either that or a box somewhere on GW's campus...bastards didn't give me housing
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
For DC members, I'll be down in DC this summer in the H St & 24th St. area. The apartment I'll be moving to doesn't provide parking. So, I'll have to pay for lot parking for about 2 months. What are my options at this point? Thanks.

Bon Wit?

Lot parking is about 230-250 a month in DC. You can pay that. OR if you are doing any student related activities or have some work related thing for the summer you can try to get a Zone 2 permit (300 dollars or so).

One more thing...
On 20thst between F and E there is this parking garage..they have some outdoor parking spots that cost about 150 a month but they are pretty tough to get..you can try though
post #5 of 20
You may want to rethink taking your car to DC. Unless you are planning a lot of out of town trips, a car is not necessary in the city.
post #6 of 20
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You may want to rethink taking your car to DC. Unless you are planning a lot of out of town trips, a car is not necessary in the city.


You could also consider staging your car somewhere outside the city. With a friend who lives in the suburbs, or somewhere near a metro station, for example. Some metro stations even have parking lots that are pay per use during the week but free on weekends. If you're only using you car on the weekends that could be an option.
post #7 of 20
+1 on not needing your car in the city. I think you couldn join Zip Car. They hace cars all over the city.
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
We both have internships in DC. I'm not sure about the no car option as we have a lot of stuff to bring down. We also plan to do road trips over the summer, so it's not convenient to fly back and forth. In any case, it looks like I'll have to call around the garages.
post #9 of 20
There is none. *edit* I was at a restaurant on H street yesterday, great Indian food!
post #10 of 20
reading this makes me so thankful that i have plentiful free parking right next to my home.
i have a huge parking lot for the apt. comlex i live in RIGHT next to my door step.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by GoSurface View Post
There is none.

*edit*

I was at a restaurant on H street yesterday, great Indian food!

which is that?
post #12 of 20
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which is that?
*edit* Tandoori & Grill. My friends parents took us after her graduation. Ugh, The Mall was packed.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by GoSurface View Post
There is none.

*edit*


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This is going to be a long )(*)#*$ summer!
post #14 of 20
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@!(#@&)($#&#$(* #$(#)($&#@$#@)(*&

This is going to be a long )(*)#*$ summer!

You wont need a car in DC. There's the metro. You'll save on car insurance and parking tickets: Treat yourself to some new shoes.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
For DC members, I'll be down in DC this summer in the H St & 24th St. area. The apartment I'll be moving to doesn't provide parking. So, I'll have to pay for lot parking for about 2 months. What are my options at this point? Thanks.

I''m assuming you mean NW, so next to GWU. In NE that would be more likely to have parking and isn't exactly "downtown."

I vote with others to leave your car in the 'burbs somewhere near the Metro. You'll be on the Orange line there at GWU/Foggy Bottom and an easy walk/ride to the Red.

Which way will you typically need to drive when going out of town? If north, see if you can get a monthly spot (or something permanent) at the New Carrollton metro station. Then when you move, drive in for long enough to unload, and head right back out and park the car. Grab the train and get off at Foggy Bottom.

We got a parking garage space deeded with our condo, so we got lucky.

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