About self storage in New York
Looking for storage in New York?
New York is the nation’s third most populous state. Bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the west and Quebec to the north, it is also home to New York City, geographically the largest and most populous state in the United States.
StorageFront currently lists 1019 storage facilities, as New York is a major self storage market. With New York City notorious for scarce space, the right storage unit is just a click and browse away. Whether you’re looking to store that couch that no longer fits in your new studio apartment, or you’re transitioning with the perpetual new interior trends and re-decorating, peruse the public storage facilities, organized by neighborhood on StorageFront.
New York City is comprised of five counties, the Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Queens, Kings (Brooklyn), and Richmond (Staten Island), and is home to more than two-fifths of the state’s population, while Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, and Utica follow in population.
The University of the State of New York oversees all public primary, middle-level, and secondary education in the state, while the New York City Department of Education manages the public school system in New York City. The SUNY (State University of New York) consists of 64 community colleges, technical colleges, and undergraduate institutions. The four university centers are University at Albany, Binghamton University, University at Buffalo, and SUNY Stony Brook. New York is also home to both Columbia University and Cornell University, making it the only state to contain two Ivy League schools. In college towns like these that also are within the largest city in the United States, storage facilities will fill up fast. Make sure you’re making your storage rentals quickly. Storage facilities also sometimes offer special student discounts.
In military towns like Fort Drum (Watertown ), Seneca Army Depot (Geneva ), Watervliet Arsenal (Watervliet ), West Point (Orange County), Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn), Stewart AGS (Newburgh), Hancock Field AGS (Syracuse), Group Buffalo (Buffalo), Group East Moriches (East Moriches ), and Marine Safety Office Buffalo (Buffalo), storage facilities also fill up fast. Be sure and book your storage promptly when relocating.
Upstate New York borders Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, connected by the Niagra River. New York is also home to Adirondack Park, the largest state park in the United States. Looking to storage a boat or RV? Visit Storage Tips for a special section on auto, RV, and boat storage.
New York maintains a humid continental climate, influenced by two air masses: a warm, humid one from the southwest and a cold, dry one from the northwest. In the winter months, a temperature of -13 degrees Fahrenheit or lower can be experienced in the northern highlands, or even colder in the southwestern and east-central highlands. However, the New York City/Long Island area in and around the Hudson Valley area have warm summers, with unpleasant humid spells at times.
When looking for mini storage in “The Big Apple,” or upstate, and anywhere in between, consider the climate changes. Climate controlled facilities may offer what you’re looking for, as certain storage items are prone to damages in extreme heat or cold. Refer to StorageFront’s Storage Help, where you can see tips on Boxes and Packing Supplies that help protect items from dust, heat, and humidity during long durations in storage units.
New York City has the highest crime rate in the United States, followed by Buffalo, New York. Visit Self Storage Insurance under Packing and Storage Tips for tips about insurance self storage facilities have to offer. In high crime rate cities, it’s best to take precautionary measures.
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