Just when you thought parking in Boston was at its most expensive (or least expensive), I’m here to tell you it’s getting a whole lot worse. Over on Craigslist, a recent ad is asking $85,000 for a parking spot in the Back Bay. Yep, you read that correctly. Eighty. Five. Thousand. Dollars.
Excellent parking space for sale on Back Street in Back Bay. This full size single spot is in a parking area that is well lit and away from the access road. This spot is located behind a professionally managed condominium building and snow removal from the parking area is included. Spot is located behind the even side (water side) of Beacon Street just before the intersection of Massachusetts Ave. A great investment, the space pulls in over $300 a month in rent. Available now, for sale by owner. Will consider offers from serious buyers.
Dear sir or madam, you will not find any serious buyers for your parking spot because $85,000 is more than most cars in Boston cost. Times two.
Plus, there are so many better ways to spend $85,000 than parking a car. For example, I could go on 85 Hawaiian vacations for that price. I could buy 56 years worth of Patriots season tickets for that price. I could ride the MBTA for 101 years for that price.
On second thought, a parking spot sounds better than the MBTA. Sold.
[h/t Curbed Boston]