About self storage in Arizona
Looking for storage in Arizona?
Arizona is located in the most southwest corner of the United States. The capital and largest city is Phoenix, followed by Tucson, and other metropolitan cities: Glendale, Peoria, Chandler, Sun City, Sun City West, Fountain Hills, Surprise, Gilbert, El Mirage, Avondale, Tempe, Tolleson and Scottsdale, with a total metropolitan population of just over 4 million. When looking for storage, use StorageFront, and peruse its 770 self storage facility listings. It is the largest landlocked US State by population, and in addition to the Grand Canyon, features many other national forests, parks, monuments, and Indian reservations, making mini storage available to anyone looking to store their hiking gear or mountain bike.
With a slew of universities and colleges, refer to StorageFront to find self storage facilities in your college town. Arizona is home to three public universities: The University of Arizona (Tucson), Arizona State University (Tempe, and Phoenix campuses), and Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff). Arizona is also home to 22 private colleges and 21 community colleges, in Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson, Scottsdale, Benson, Prescott, Mesa, Thatcher, Avondale, and Sun Lakes. If your dorm room is becoming increasingly more crowded with those pizza boxes stacking up, and books creating an obstacle course on the floor, a storage unit is a call away. Make sure to ask for student discounts, student access, late payment fees, and short-term contracts.
Military towns include Fort Huachuca (Cochise County), Yuma Proving Grounds (La Paz County and Yuma County), MC Air Station Yuma, Davis-Monthan AFB (Tucson), Luke AFB (Maricopa County), and Gila Bend AFS (Maricopa County). Book your storage unit fast, as many public storage facilities around military bases reach capacity quickly. Ask for any military discounts at the nearest self storage facility.
Arizona is best known for its desert landscape, and its signature plant, the cactus. Its climate presents exceptionally hot summers and mild winters. However, due to its large area and variations in elevation the state has a wide variety of localized climate conditions. In the desert, from late fall to early spring the weather is mild, averaging a minimum of 60 degrees. November through February are the coldest months with temperatures typically ranging from 40-75 degrees. The summer months of June through September bring dry heat ranging from 90-120 degrees Fahrenheit, with the occasional high temperatures exceeding 125 degrees Fahrenheit in the desert. In July or August, the dewpoint rises considerably for a brief period, with the hot moisture bringing lightning, thunderstorms, wind, and torrential, if usually brief, downpours.
With most metropolitan days exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, there are many storage tips to consider when finding a storage facility and the right storage unit for you. If you’re storing anything susceptible to heat damage, such as photos, leather, furs, paintings, film, paper, wood, etc., check for climate controlled facilities. While Arizona is dry heat instead of humid heat, some items still may be vulnerable in extreme heat. Check with a manager before renting your storage unit.
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Scottsdale has the biggest crime rate in Arizona, followed by Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, and Surprise. If property crimes are a problem in your area, seek self storage facilities that have video surveillance, property insurance, alarms around the storage facility, or other security measures to ensure you’re protecting yourself and your belongings. For military personnel, always being on the move, StorageFront makes life a little easier when relocating to your next city.
With Arizona neighboring Mexico, StorageFront offers a bilingual interface in Spanish. Simply click to view the StorageFront in Spanish where storage facilities and storage units can be read in Spanish.
Arizona is also home to 14 major league baseball teams’ spring training facilities, making spring training somewhat of an Arizona tradition.
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