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Best Self Storage Units in Boston, Massachusetts of 2024

Best Self Storage Units in Boston, Massachusetts of 2024

Book a storage unit in Boston, Massachusetts today. Compare available unit sizes, prices, amenities, customer reviews, and other features of 24 facilities in the area.

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Prime Storage - Boston - Traveler Street

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Prime Storage - South Boston - Old Colony Avenue

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Prime Storage - Somerville

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Prime Storage - Boston - Southampton Street

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Prime Storage - Boston - Southampton Street
Boston, MA 02118 (2 miles away)
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Public Storage - Boston - 290 Southampton Street

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Public Storage - Boston - 290 Southampton Street
Boston, MA 02118 (2 miles away)
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Public Storage - Everett - 140 Broadway

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Public Storage - Everett - 1901 Revere Beach Pkwy

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Value Store It - Allston
Boston, MA 02134 (4 miles away)
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Prime Storage - Malden

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The Cost of Self Storage in Boston, MA

Boston has a reputation for being an expensive city, and its storage unit costs reflect that. Massachusetts as a whole has higher rates than the U.S. average, but rates in Boston are generally $40 to $100 more expensive than even the state average, depending on the size of the unit.

The high cost of storage rentals in Boston are caused in part by the generally high cost of real estate in the city, which makes it more expensive for companies to build and maintain storage facilities. In addition, Boston has a large number of colleges that bring more than 350,000 students a year to the area. The large population of students drives up the demand for storage units.

Average cost of storage units in Boston, MA compared to state and national averages
Size of Storage Unit City Average State Average National Average
5×5 $91 $52 $41
5×10 $113 $79 $59
10×10 $186 $136 $95
10×15 $260 $175 $113
10×20 $294 $194 $133

What to Consider when Looking for Storage in Boston, MA

Cost-effectiveness is a big concern when choosing a Boston storage unit, so choosing a smaller unit is usually better. New renters should carefully inventory their belongings and pack them as tightly as possible to fit them into smaller spaces. While doing this, it’s a good idea to look out for any temperature-sensitive items. Boston winters are cold and snowy, and summers can be warm and humid. Delicate items may do better in a climate-controlled unit.

Boston’s property crime rate is approximately the same as the U.S. average, making it a fairly safe place to rent a storage unit. Basic safety precautions, such as a controlled-access gate and video monitoring, are still a good idea, but renters may be able to save money by choosing a facility without state-of-the-art security.

Helpful Tips for Moving to Boston, MA

Although the cost of living in Boston is high, the thriving economy helps many people live comfortably. The unemployment rate is significantly lower than the national average, and job growth in the Boston area is projected to outpace growth in the United States as a whole. It’s a particularly good place for people in academia and technology.

One downside of moving to Boston is the traffic, which tends to be slow and congested. However, many neighborhoods are highly walkable, and there is an extensive public transportation system that includes buses and a commuter rail network. This helps keep the average commute time to 30.4 minutes, which is only 4 minutes longer than the national average.

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