About self storage in Massachusetts
Looking for storage in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts, in the northwestern region of the United States, is most densely populated in Boston, its largest metropolitan city. Out of the six New England states, Massachusetts is the most populous and wealthiest (by GPA per capita), and ranks third out of all U.S. states in GDP capita.
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There are 50 cities and 301 towns in Massachusetts. With 40,000 storage listings, StorageFront is surely to provide a storage unit near you. Cities with a population exceeding 100,000 include Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Boston, and Cambridge. Notorious for its dedication to fine higher education, Boston itself is home to more than 40 colleges and universities; famously among them, Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts, M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Boston College.
Massachusetts offers premier professional sports teams, all with multiple championships under their belts. Teams include, The NHL Boston Bruins, NBA team The Boston Celtics, NFL’s The New England Patriots, and the MLB’s Boston Red Sox.
Massachusetts has a varying climate. It’s classified as a humid continental climate with warmer summers and cold, snowy winters. Massachusetts receives around 40 inches of rainfall a year. Summers include average temperatures of above 80 degrees Fahrenheit in July, with low night temperatures averaging around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The extremes include 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and sub zero temperatures in the winter, but that is rare.
Summers can produce thunderstorms, with around 30 days of thunderstorm activity a year. Massachusetts is also prone to destructive tornadoes, with the western part of the state more vulnerable than the coastal areas in the east.
The entire eastern United States seaboard is susceptible to hurricanes. However, most hurricanes weaken to tropical storms as they pass near Massachusetts. When considering storage in these areas, visit StorageFront’s Storage Tips for useful tips when it comes to weather. Such items as film, paper, and wood are damaged in humid conditions.
Make sure to research crime rates in Massachusetts cities. Currently, the city with the highest property crime rate is Boston, followed by Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Quincy, and Lynn. In cities with higher crime rates, search for storage facilities with added lighting, gated premises, and surveillance monitoring.
Whale watching is a popular summer activity off the coast of Massachusetts. Boats sail to the Stellwagon Bank for the chance to witness the Humpback Whale, Fin Whale, Minke Whale, and Atlantic White-sided Dolphin. Own a boat? Search for facilities on StorageFront that offer boat storage.
To find out more about properly storing your belongings, or tips about boat storage, visit Storage Help.