Parking rules have a huge impact on day-to-day living at every condo community. In this post, we look at how multi-car parking is handled at the Chestnut Ridge Condominiums in Franklin, MA.
Parking Regs: A trap for the unwary?
At the start of this discussion, it’s critical to remember that there are two associations at Chestnut Ridge – the original Chestnut Ridge association and the newer Chestnut Ridge II.
At first glance, both Chestnut Ridge and Chestnut Ridge II seem to offer the same generous parking policy—each resident is entitled to park three vehicles.
However, a closer look at the regulations reveals distinctive differences that can significantly impact your parking experience.
The original Chestnut Ridge association: Simplicity reigns
The original Chestnut Ridge association enjoys an abundance of guest parking spaces, allowing residents with three vehicles to comfortably park their third in guest parking.
Even though townhouses at the original Chestnut Ridge have one-car attached garages, three- vehicle parking is no problem!
The rules are clear: first vehicle in the garage, second in the driveway, and the third in guest parking.
Chestnut Ridge II: A parking puzzle
On the flip side, Chestnut Ridge II introduces a unique set of challenges. With significantly fewer guest parking spots than the original Chestnut Ridge has, Chestnut Ridge II residents face limitations. Parking a third vehicle in guest parking at Chestnut Ridge II is permitted, but not for more than two consecutive days.
This makes third-vehicle parking dependent on the number of garage parking bays a Chestnut Ridge II condo unit has.
Garage size matters
Units with a two-car garage can easily accommodate the trio of vehicles. The parking rules require that the first two vehicles go in the two garage bays, with the third finding its place in the driveway.
However, if your Chestnut Ridge II unit boasts only a one-car garage, parking three vehicles long term becomes a no-no under the association’s parking rules.
The importance of due diligence
These distinctions underscore the necessity of thoroughly understanding a condo association’s rules before making a purchase. Assumptions, as we’ve learned, can lead to complications. When venturing into the condo market, partner with an agent who is not only diligent but also detail-oriented. Your agent plays a pivotal role in ensuring you’re well-versed in the rules and regulations before you commit to a condo unit.
For in-depth insights on Chestnut Ridge
In conclusion, navigating the parking landscape at the Chestnut Ridge Condominiums requires a discerning eye and attention to detail. If you’re contemplating a move to Chestnut Ridge or Chestnut Ridge II and have questions about their rules and regulations, I’m here to help. Feel free to reach out to me, Warren Reynolds, for a comprehensive understanding of what each association entails. Use the form below, or call me at 508-561-6259.