Living in a major urban area has a lot of upsides, but people aren’t kidding when they say it’s a jungle out there. Big cities come with their own unique problems, from public transportation to high food costs to trying to find a parking spot on a Saturday night out.
Thankfully, with advancing technology some of these problems have easy solutions. There are several apps you can download for free that will make living in the city a whole lot easier.
As someone who has to regularly park in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, I’m not sure how I’d get by without SpotHero. In addition to numerous street restrictions when it comes to parking your car, limited space and high property values mean you can find yourself paying $30-$40 a night to park in an open lot across from an otherwise seedy bar.
Not with SpotHero. SpotHero lets you log in and pick the time and place you’d like to park. It then shows you a map of the parking spaces in your area. Whether it’s a street spot or a private garage, you can book your space there in advance for less than you’d pay the day of. The company is willing to give you a discount so they can guarantee a spot will be taken, and you save both cash and stress. No more driving around the block four times for you.