About self storage in Alabama
Looking for self storage in Alabama?
Alabama, known as “The Heart of Dixie,” ranks 23rd in population with the capital city as Montgomery, the largest city as Birmingham, and the oldest city as Mobile. Alabama has the second largest inland waterway system in the United States. The majority of the state’s geography is a smooth plain, going into sea level as it nears the Gulf of Mexico, and the Mississippi River. However, the Appalachian Mountain range transcends in the northeast, as the Tennessee River etches its way through part of the state. StorageFront covers cities all over Alabama, and currently lists 702 storage facilities in Alabama.
The state’s climate is classified as “humid subtropical.” With the average temperate at 64 degrees Fahrenheit, the state experiences warmer temperatures in the southern part of the state near the Gulf of Mexico, while the Appalachian Mountain region in the northeast tends to be faintly cooler. Summers in Alabama tend to be very hot, with mild winters and profuse precipitation throughout the year.
Alabama summers are some of the hottest in the United States, and Alabama is also a victim of tropical storms and hurricanes, even away from the Gulf, as these storms tend to move inward before they weaken. How does this affect choosing storage? Pay attention to facilities that offer climate control and hurricane resistant structures. Consider what items you’re storing and how the heat may be relative to damaging such items as: photographs, paintings, furniture, wood, plastics, antiques, software, musical instruments, etc.
For more helpful tips about storing in Alabama, or for general help, see Storage Tips.
While the majority of the state is Caucasian and African American, immigration is on the rise. StorageFront accommodates the Spanish-speaking renters with the option to view the site in Spanish with its bilingual interface.
Alabama has 14 four-year public universities, two-year community colleges, and 17 private undergraduate and graduate universities. The state also features two medical schools (University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of South Alabama), two veterinary colleges (Auburn University and Tuskegee University), a dental school (University of Alabama at Birmingham), an optometry college (U of A at Birmingham), two pharmacy schools (Auburn University and Samford University), and five law schools (U of A School of Law, Birmingham School of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Miles Law School, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law), storage facilities in these cities will reach maximum capacity. If you’re a student looking for mini storage as you transition in the summer months, StorageFront will help you find it. Or, if you’re a student that just doesn’t have enough room in that studio apartment, storage facilities in these cities are sure to be nearby. Ask about short-term contracts.
When looking for storage be sure to take into account crime rates. The majority of the crime in Alabama is property damage. Currently the safest cities in Alabama are Adger, Crane Hill, Lafayette, Leighton, and Bremen. If you’re getting storage in a higher crime rate city, be sure and ask the manager about recent crime activity and choose a self storage facility that offers video surveillance with the premises gated or well-lit. Purchasing insurance for the property also is a good idea.
To learn more about property packing and caring for your storage unit in Alabama, see Storage Help.