These days, more and more people are utilizing self storage facilities to house and protect their stuff. This phenomenon occurs across the nation, in every state in the country. However, there are three states where self storage reigns supreme. Here’s a list of the top three self storage states in America:
At 268,601 square miles, Texas is the largest of the contiguous forty eight American states. Therefore, it’s probably no surprise that the Lone Star State has so many self storage facility. However, the state’s inclination towards self storage goes beyond its massive size. The first self storage companies set up shop in Texas in the 1960s, but the real boom began in 1970. Many people began moving to Texas in a collective emptying of Northeast cities, a found themselves needing both long term and short term storage. The state is still of the most migrated to in the country. Texas is also an ideal market for climate controlled storage. Twice the state has had a reached a record high temperature of 120 degrees, once on August 12, 1936 in Seymour and for a second time on June 28, 1994 in Monahans. Though weather is generally not this extreme, most Texas self storage renters wanting to protect musical instruments, wooden furniture or valuable works of art turn to climate controlled units.
Not only is the Sunshine State home to the sole mollusk museum on the planet, it’s also home to thousands of folks who take advantage of the convenience of mini storage. According to the Florida Self Storage Association, a nonprofit organization for those in the self-storage business, there are more than three thousand self storage facilities in the state, and most of them are locally owned. One of the main reasons for the state prevalent self storage scene is its desirability as a retirement destination. Southern Florida in particular, is extremely popular with older people from the Northeast. These retirees have generally amassed a lifetime of memorabilia, and clean, dry Florida self storage units are the ideal place to keep items that are not needed every day.
Much like Texas, California attracts many new residents from other places. But while many people want to live in the sun kissed state, most don’t get a lot of bang for their buck. Real estate is incredibly expensive in California, especially in coveted locations like Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, and their suburbs. Self storage in California allows residents to compensate for the living space they need but don’t have. Another reason many CA residents turn to self storage is that very few houses in the state have attics and basements. This makes it particularly hard to come up with clever in home storage solutions. Self storage keeps California’s lovely ranch homes and split levels from being overrun with clutter.