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Mar 03

Seeing (Parking) Spots

Posted on March 3, 2021 at 11:57 AM by Crystal Keener

Downtown North Wilkesboro certainly doesn't have a parking spot problem. In fact, we have 495 spots located in our nine public lots that offer free, long-term parking in a clean and convenient area. In addition, we have 100 plus two-hour on-street parking spaces that offer residents, shoppers and diners the chance for quick stops to grab a gift, to-go-order, or unload groceries. 

With more people wanting choosing to live downtown and building owners looking to add upper floor residential units, the search for a convenient spot to park and shop, watch a movie or eat out becomes more challenging. The hunt for elusive parking spaces can eat up hours per year, wasting time, fuel and patience. According to a 2017 USA Today article, motorists spend an average of 17 hours a year searching for spots on streets, in lots, or in garages.

So instead of wasting precious time looking for the closest on-street parking space, considering the nearest public lot. A little walking never hurt anyone.