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Top 10 Storage Centers in Phoenix

Phoenix is known for extremely hot summers and very moderate winters. For example, the average high temperature in July is 107 degrees. The average January high is 47 degrees.

Knowing the temperatures of the area’s climate can persuade your decision on the type of storage to use. Whether it’s a drive up unit, an air cooled interior unit or a climate controlled unit. And if you use outside vehicle or RV storage, with the extreme heat, it’s recommended to find covered storage. And Phoenix definitely has a lot of covered spaces as a result.

The next thing to consider all about storage in Phoenix is the security features that are offered by each facility. Some facilities offer 24 hour video surveillance while others may have electronic gate access. You’ll want to know what kind of protection you’re getting before renting from them.

Phoenix Arizona
Phoenix has a lot of suburbs — and a lot of storage spaces.

Another important factor to consider is location. If you live in one of the many cities around Phoenix, then you will be able to choose from several locations. There’s lot of storage units in Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Glendale, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. Tempe, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley would probably be the most expensive units although Gilbert and Queen Creek are quite affluent these days and space is going up in price in those areas.

With the 101, 60 and 202 freeways routing through Phoenix and the surrounding area, a consideration about a convenient storage center is having it close to freeway access. This is acutely helpful for RV and vehicle storage needs.

If you live out further in the growing suburbs like Queen Creek, Avondale, Cave Creek or Buckeye, you might not have the luxury of as many sizes of units and spaces. But don’t worry because there are still plenty of options available — and these areas are growing in population super fast!

You can also look at the size of the units. There are different sizes ranging from 5×5 to 10×20. This is something to think about when deciding how much space you need.

And lastly, you’ll want to make sure that the price per month is reasonable. It shouldn’t cost more than $180 per month. That way you won’t be paying too much money every month.

Now that we’ve gone over some of the things to consider when looking for self storage in Phoenix, let’s take a look at some of the best places to rent from.

Many people move to Arizona every year, because of the moderate winter climate and the strong economy. This has made the metro Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale-Gilbert region one of the largest counties in the U.S. With all that moving going on, many storage centers have flourished.

Phoenix has a diverse economy with lots of job openings in various fields. Several large companies have large scale operations in Phoenix, including Medtronics, Go Daddy, General Dynamics, State Farm, USAA, Boeing, Intel and FedEx. Aerospace and electronic industries are particularly strong, as well as the financial service industry and IT. In particular, many recent graduates have good luck finding employment in the surrounding areas.

 

Phoenix has a large selection of drive up storage
Phoenix has a large selection of drive up storage

Top Drive Up Self Storage Centers in Phoenix and Mesa

All State Self Storage at 4747 N 16th St in Phoenix. (602) 702-5344
This place is highly rated and reviewers say William is very helpful and that the location is convenient to the freeway. Large variety of storage sizes available.

U-Haul Phoenix at 21621 N 26th Ave in North Phoenix. (623) 580-4000
Phoenix is right about where U-Haul started many years ago. The employees are known for being knowledgeable, friendly, polite and helpful. Large variety of storage sizes available.

Dollar Self Storage Mesa on 2732 E McKellips Rd in Mesa. (480) 461-4972
This location is very close to the 202 freeway and North Mesa. The units are clean and easy to drive up to. The people there are very friendly and helpful. The gated access is easy to use. Storage sizes available included 5×5, 10×10, 10×20.

Storage Solutions Mesa East location. Near Main and Lindsay, kind of hidden next to the auto repair place on the north side of Main Street. (480) 392-4940
Very easy to work with. They have several units and parking spaces. Not as close to a freeway, more centrally located and since Lindsay Road doesn’t have as much traffic as Gilbert Road, can still get to the 101 freeway to the North or the 60 freeway to the South quickly. The staff were very kind to us and very helpful. Lots of 5×5 and 10×10 units here. When you go in, be sure to inquire all about the manager’s special.

 

Climate controlled storage
Climate controlled storage in Phoenix was born out of necessity.

Top Climate Controlled Centers in the Phoenix Area

Life Storage 3325 N 16th St in Phoenix. (480) 542-8119
One reviewer mentioned this place is “spotless clean.” Most of the units are interior climate controlled which makes them great for storing delicate items like paintings, pictures, antiques and treasured valuables. Large variety of storage sizes available.

Public Storage in Gilbert on 1515 North Greenfield Road. (480) 359-3785
Highly rated. They are known for doing a good job of regulating the internal temperature in the units. Large variety of storage sizes available.

Public Storage on 1949 E Camelback Rd #21 in Phoenix. (602) 457-1831
Highly rated. They’re are close to the Biltmore shopping center, which is a great outdoor shopping experience if you get a chance to go while in the area (just bring your money, lol). Large variety of storage sizes available.

RV and Boat Storage
If you’re looking to buy an RV, Phoenix (especially Mesa and Apache Junction) is a great place to find one. There’s also lots of storage spaces for all the RVs in Phoenix.

Top RV Storage Places near Mesa

Storage Solutions Mesa East location. Near Main and Lindsay, kind of hidden next to the auto repair place on the north side of Main Street. (480) 392-4940
Very easy to work with. They have several parking spaces for boats and RV’s and are creative about making an RV spot for you. Although it’s best if your RV is under 31 feet. Not as close to a freeway, more centrally located and since Lindsay Road doesn’t have as much traffic as Gilbert Road, can still get to the 101 freeway to the North or the 60 freeway to the South quickly. The staff were very kind to us and very helpful. When you go in, ask if they still have the manager’s special – it’s worth asking about.

202 RV Valet Storage. Centrally located where 202 and 60 freeway meet in East Mesa at 8847 East Main Street (480) 912-7200
It’s a huge place as you can see it from the freeway. They are highly rated and convenient for those in Mesa, Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Gold Canyon. It’s not far from Canyon Lake either if you decide to store a boat there. Has 24 hour access and very high covered spots. If you have a large rig, they probably have a space for it. It’s best to reserve your spot before the winter rush – it’s difficult to get a spot from December to April if you haven’t reserved it prior.

AZ Park It at 3428 E Van Buren St in Phoenix. (602) 515-6850
This is about as centrally located in Phoenix as you can get. Very highly rated and known for courteous staff and fair prices. They have space for RVs, boats, cars, semi’s, and trailers.

Octane Marine Boat and RV. 22012 N 27th Ave in Phoenix. (602) 670-3335
Highest ratings possible. Nice location near Black Canyon freeway in case you’re heading to Lake Pleasant. And if something comes up where your boat needs a repair, they have a highly rated repair facility. People are saying how honest and fair that they are.

 

Saguaro Lake
Saguaro Lake has a convenient boat dock to have a boat on the lake.

Top Boat Storage in the Phoenix Area

202 RV Valet Storage. Centrally located where 202 and 60 freeway meet in East Mesa at 8847 East Main Street (480) 912-7200
It’s a huge place as you can see it from the freeway. They are highly rated and convenient for those in Mesa, Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Gold Canyon. It’s not far from Canyon Lake either if you decide to store a boat there. Has 24 hour access.

Saguaro Lake. They have nice slips to park your boat in and the gated to the dock is secured and locked. Makes it quick and easy to drive up in any vehicle and get on the lake. Some spots are covered, most are out in the sun.

Canyon Lake. Lots of covered spots on the lake to park in. Super convenient with the gas pump nearby.

Octane Marine Boat and RV. 22012 N 27th Ave in Phoenix. (602) 670-3335
Highest ratings possible. Nice location near Black Canyon freeway in case you’re heading to Lake Pleasant. And if something comes up where your boat needs a repair, they have a highly rated repair facility. People are saying how honest and fair that they are.

 

Warehouse Inventory Storage

Warehouse Anywhere. A division of Life Storage. With the heat, it’s important to treat your inventory carefully. You can get details here.

 

Ask anyone from Phoenix when is the best time to visit, and they’ll tell you to come in the winter and avoid the summer. If you are in Phoenix or the surrounding area, and need storage space, now you know some good places to start and compare.

The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a great place to visit in Arizona.

There’s lots to see when in the Phoenix area. If you get a chance to see the Grand Canyon, it’s only about a four hour drive to the South Rim. That’s where all the tourists go (as compared to the North Rim) and it’s fun to see.

By Aaron

Articles by Aaron. Having rented several units over the years along with finding a place for the boat and a place for the RV - several friends were asking me where to get the best rates. That's why this information is here to help as many people as possible.

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