Last year my husband and I bought a house in a Cul-de-Sac and having 4 boys I was so excited that we were buying a house where my kids could put out hockey nets and play street hockey without worrying about traffic. It was in my mind, perfect!! I mean isn’t that why people buy in a Cul-de-Sac?
I quickly realized this wasn’t the case the Cul-de-Sac we bought our house in quickly became an over flow parking lot for the rest of street : ( Cars will park in the middle forming rows, forcing us owners of the homes in this Cul-de Sac to drive around these parked cars to get in and out of our driveways.
Now don’t get me wrong, if one of us owners is having a party and we need extra parking then of course we will tell our guests to just park in the middle but this isn’t an everyday occurrence. For people who don’t live in the Cul-de-Sac that feel they can just park their car in the middle and walk to their house on the street and think it doesn’t bother us, I’m writing this to say it DOES!
I think people buy homes in different locations for all different reasons and all anyone can hope for is respect from fellow neighbors. I’m sure if asked home owners would express pet peeves of many sorts. I just thought I would share mine.
Will I ask you to move your car If I see you parking in the Cul-de-Sac? No probably not. I will get over it and a nice glass of wine will help but would I appreciate that don’t park in our Cul-de-Sac? YES!!
Have a great weekend everyone and remember to be mindful of where you park !
Reagan Yablonski is a licensed Realtor® with RE/MAX First in Calgary, Alberta. You can get more information about the services she offers by visitingwww.reaganyablonski.com, or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reaganyablonskirealty
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