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5 of the Best Self-Storage Facilities in the Bronx

The Bronx, although going through a process of gentrification, is still the most affordable New York City borough in terms of housing. The average rent in Bronx is $1,113 per month, as stated by the US Census.  That’s a lot less expensive than Brooklyn, where average rents reached $2,965 in October, or Queens, where renting the average apartment calls for $2,570 per month, according to RENTCafé.

It’s no wonder, under these circumstances, that many New Yorkers—as well as people coming to the city from other parts of the country, or even the world—are making the Bronx their new home. And it’s not only about housing costs; the borough, home to the Yankees, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden, has a lot more to offer. In fact, it’s one of the most diverse areas of the United States. According to the US Census, there is an almost 90% chance that any two Bronx residents, chosen at random, would be of a different race or ethnicity.

Cool neighborhoods for the partying crowd, featuring dozens of pubs with live entertainment, restaurants and cafes, like Woodlawn, alternate with family-oriented ones like Riverdale and new business hotspots such as Williamsbridge. So, if you’re planning on moving to the Bronx, you’ll definitely find a place to live that suits your needs and preferences.

Moving almost always involves a need for self-storage. You must keep your stuff somewhere until your new apartment or house are good and ready for the move, and a self-storage unit is a convenient and affordable solution. If your new home is lacking in the storage space department, you can even rent a unit long-term.

No need to worry about finding a unit that suits your needs: there is good news from the Bronx on the self-storage front as well!  The 59 self-storage facilities in the Bronx are offering almost 6 million square feet of storage space. The average monthly rent for a standard 10X10 storage unit was $192 per month in September 2019, which represents a drop of almost 7% compared to the previous year.

Here are 5 of the best self-storage facilities in the Bronx, chosen based on the amenities provided, ease of access, and popularity with customers.

1. Public Storage – 385 Gerard Avenue

The facility provides unit sizes ideal for the urban dweller, starting with small 3X3 ones and going up to 10×20 units. The prices vary from a more than accessible $15 per month for a 3X3 unit to $395 per month for a 10X20 unit. The facility features 24-hour access, which is a huge plus for most customers, and is equipped with elevators, security cameras, gates, and parking for both cars and RVs. Also, all the units are climate-controlled and, should you need assistance, there’s a property manager that lives on-site.

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2. Safeguard Self Storage – 1253 Jerome Avenue

This Safeguard facility comes with extra safety features, providing alarms for all the units. There is a varied assortment of unit sizes, from 2.5X5 ones, just right for a few boxes of extra stuff that simply don’t fit into your home closet, to 10×15 units you can use when moving or remodeling. The units are climate controlled, and there are security cameras, elevators, and an onsite manager to help you with all your problems. Prices start at $47 for the 5X5 units, while a larger, 10X15 unit will cost you $461 per month.

3. Stop & Stor – 2385 Hollers Avenue

It has all the unit sizes you could think of: 3×6, 4X6, 4X10, 5X5, 6X15, 8×10, 10X10, 10X20, 10×35, and many others in between. Whether you intend to store your tennis equipment or all your furniture and stuff, this storage facility has you covered. You can opt for units that have alarms and/or are climate controlled. In other words, plenty of options! There’s also drive-up access, parking for both cars and RVs, and assistance from the on-site manager. A 4X4 self-storage locker rents for $20 per month, while a much larger 10X35 unit will set you back $559 per month.

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4. NYC Mini Storage – 863 East 141st Street

The facility is located in a fire-safe building equipped with surveillance cameras, intrusion alarm systems and secured by a 24-hour on-premises guard. Pest-control services are proactive and provided monthly to the entire building, while free parking is available to all customers. The size of units varies from 3X7 to 13X26, and you can opt for climate-controlled ones, should you need to. Prices start at $36 for the 4X4 unit, while the largest one available, 13X26, rents for $677 per month.

5. Storage Post – 112 Bruckner Blvd

It offers a variety of unit sizes to fit all your needs, and the prices start as low as $19 per month for a 4X5 climate-controlled unit. A 10×10 unit rents for $130 per month, and a much larger, climate-controlled 13×15 one will cost you $455. The facility is opened 7 days per week and ensures 24-hour video recording, motion-activated lighting, covered and elevated loading areas, plus dollies and hand cards. The onsite manager will make sure you have all you need and will answer all your questions.

Contact any of these facilities if you’re moving into the area and need storage, or search through the other self-storage facilities located in the Bronx to find the one that’s the most convenient for you!

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Maria Gatea

Maria Gatea is a creative writer for RentCafe with a background in Journalism and Communication. After covering business and finance-related topics as a freelance writer for 15 years, she is now focusing on researching and writing about the real estate industry. You may contact Maria via email.

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