About self storage in Ohio
Ohio is home to nearly 11.5 million residents, thus, making it the 7th-most populous state in the United States. The capital of Ohio is Columbus which has the largest population, and is also home to the following colleges and universities: Ohio State, Franklin University, Capital University, and Ohio Dominican University. Other metropolitan cities with colleges and universities include Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Lima, Mansfield, Sandusky, Springfield, Steubenville, Toledo, and Youngstown. When looking for storage in a college town, act quickly, as these units tend to fill up with students looking to rent storage in summer months, or semesters. Check with managers to see if the storage facility offers any student specials.
In the north, Lake Erie provides Ohio with 312 miles of coastline, making the lake a popular spot during the summer. Own a boat? Own an RV? With 40,000 storage facility listings on StorageFront, check for facilities that offer auto, boat, and RV storage.
Ohio is home to some of the nation’s best libraries. In 2008, the Columbus Metropolitan Library ranked number 1 in the country. Cuyahoga County Public Library ranked 2nd, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County ranked 10th.
Many professional sports teams call Ohio home. Teams include the Cincinnati Reds (MLB), Cleveland Indians (MLB), Cincinnati Bengals (NFL), Cleveland Browns (NFL), Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL), and the Columbus Crew (MLS). A fun fact for any sports fan, the Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869, were the first organized professional baseball team, founded in Ohio.
More than 30 earthquakes occurred in Ohio between 2002 and 2007. While Ohio isn’t known for Earthquakes, they aren’t out-ruled as possible natural disasters. The climate in Ohio is a humid continental climate except for in the Bluegrass Region located on the border of the Upland South region where it’s considered a humid subtropical climate. Severe lake effect snowstorms occur on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, which is dubbed the “Snowbelt.”
When choosing storage, check out climate controlled units. With a climate controlled unit, your items that are susceptible to humidity and heat, such as paintings, furs, wood, electronics, photographs, and antiques, are better off in climate controlled units than stored in a non-climate controlled unit. To find out more, visit Storage Tips.
In 2009, Ohio was ranked 4th in the United States for best business climate by Site Selection Magainze. The ranking was based on a business-activity database. As of 2007, Ohio’s gross domestic product (GDP) was $466 billion. This also puts Ohio as the 7th largest state in the United States and the District of Columbia. The Small Business &Entrepreneurship Council also ranked the state #10 for best business-friendly tax systems.
Check StorageFront’s Storage Tips for a special section on Business and Corporate storage. About 30 percent of storage used today, is for businesses. Some of the business items stored include: archived documents, files, paperwork, old office furniture, display and exhibit equipment, and office supplies.
For more specialty tips regarding different methods and types of storage options, visit Storage Help.