About self storage in Arkansas
Looking for storage in Arkansas?
Nicknamed “The Natural State,” Arkansas is located in the southern region of the United States. Its name is derived from the Quapaw Indians. Arkansas borders six states, and its geography includes mountain regions in the Ozarks and the Quachita Mountains, in the U.S. Interior Highlands. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state.
Arkansas currently ranks 21st for The Best States for Business according to Forbes.com. Wal–Mart, J.B. Hunt, and Tyson Foods are headquartered in the northwest corner of Arkansas. Tourism is also very important to the Arkansas economy.
The largest cities in Arkansas, as of 2008, are Little Rock (185,515), Fort Smith (84,716), Fayetteville (73,372), Springdale (68,180), Jonesboro (63,690), North Little Rock (59,430), Conway (57,544), Rogers (56,726), and Pine Bluff (50,408).
Looking for a storage facility in a college town? Arkansas holds many colleges and universities, such as: Arkansas Baptist College (Little Rock), Arkansas State University System – Jonesboro, and Mountain Home, Hendrix College (Conway), Harding University (Searcy), Central Baptist College (Conway), University of Arkansas System–Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Little Rock, Medical Sciences, Monticello, and Pine Bluff, University of Central Arkansas (Conway), University of the Ozarks (Clarksville), and Williams Baptist College (Walnut Ridge).
If you’re a student on the hunt for self storage while in between semesters, or for the summer months, ask if the storage facilities in your area offer any special student discounts. Also, be aware, these facilities tend to fill up quickly. Book your storage unit fast.
Arkansas experiences a humid subtropical climate, which features more humid weather in the northern highlands. The Gulf of Mexico, while it doesn’t border Arkansas, still influences the weather, making for hot, humid summers, and cold, slightly drier winters. Little Rock experiences hot temperatures in July, with highs averaging around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual precipitation for the state averages around 40–60 inches. The state does experience snowfall up north. South of Little Rock, the state experiences less snow, but is prone to ice storms. As a whole, however, sleet and freezing rain are experienced throughout the state during winter months.
Arkansas does experience extreme weather; as it is located in Tornado Alley, which includes thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow and ice storms, and because of this, choosing the location and durability of your storage facility becomes relevant. Search for facilities that offer insurance for your belongings in case of any unwanted mishaps.
Arkansas contributes to the National Park System. Parks include: Arkansas Post National Memorial at Gillett, Buffalo National River, Fort Smith National Historic Site, Hot Springs National Park, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Pea Ridge and National Military Park.
Arkansas is also home to other Wilderness Areas totaling around 150,000 acres. Tourists and residents enjoy these areas for hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. These locations are especially unique in that, no motorized vehicles are permitted. If you’re looking to store your tent, fishing, or camping equipment, perhaps a 5x5 storage unit is ideal. Check StorageFront’s Storage Tips for information on the right sized unit for certain items.
To learn more about properly caring for your property in Arkansas, and for more useful information on what to store and where see, Storage Help.