One of Charleston Sc’s biggest issues is parking. People here are still very unaccustomed to utilizing public transportation and the city has very little downtown space. Parking on the street in a residential neighborhood only lasts for 1-2 hours and then there are meters that are good for 2 hours (don’t feed the meter after it has expired, if caught BIG fine). The safest alternative if you commute to Charleston Sc from the burbs for school or work is renting a space in a parking lot. MUSC and College of Charleston both have lots with spaces to rent both for students and employees. These lots range in price from $150 per month to $45. I have just added my lot @ 216 Rutlege Avenue (Corner of Rutledge and Cannon) to both sites. I lease the spaces for $45 per month and it is a gravel lot with around 50 spots available. If you are looking for a good location to park your car downtown give me a call. Mention the blog and you can have your first month free!