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Affordable Bear, DE Storage Units
Whatever your storage needs may be, Storage Rentals of America is here to help! With over 50 years’ experience in the self-storage industry we offer fantastic storage options at a price you can afford. All with month to month leases so you can rent for as long as you like. We’re located at a convenient location right of Hwy 40. Call today and let us help you get started with the perfect storage unit for you! Our customer service team can help you find a right sized storage unit to fit your needs. Give us a call, we will walk you through the storage process and can even move you in over the phone. All of our storage facilities have plenty of secure storage options, from mini storage units that are 5×5 to larger 10×30 storage units.
Planning to move soon? We have storage supplies like boxes, packing tape, locks, mattress covers, and more! We want to be your one stop shop for all things storage. Stop by and experience the Storage Rentals of America difference!
We also have a convenient Bear storage facility located at 1 PGA Blvd.
- Climate-Controlled Storage Units
- Drive Up Storage Units
- Indoor Storage Units
- Ground Floor Units
- Moving Supplies Available
- Locks Available for Purchase
- Dollies and Carts Available
- Electronic Gate Access
- Drive-Up Access
- Semi Truck Accessible
- Well Lit Facility
- Fully Fenced Facility
- 24/7 Video Surveillance
- Pay Online (Auto Pay Available)
- Month-to-Month Leases
- Tenant Insurance Available
- No Deposit Required
- Deliveries Accepted
- RV, Auto, and Boat Storage
Frequently Asked Storage Questions
Why Would I Need Self-Storage in Bear, DE?
There are a variety of reasons why you might need self-storage in Bear, DE.
- Need some extra space or maybe you’re downsizing to a smaller home.
- Are you getting married soon? Figure out which furniture and items will look best in your new home.
- Run a business? Self storage is a great place to store equipment, merchandise, or files.
- Looking for a long term storage solution for your company? Self-storage is a great cost effective solution.
How Do I Prepare My Vehicle for Storage?
While we recommend that you check your manufacturer’s instructions we put together some quick vehicle preparation guides. We want to make sure your vehicle runs as smooth as it did when you first put it into storage.
- Car Storage
- RV Storage
- Boat & Trailer Storage
- Motorcycle Storage
- ATV Storage
- Jet Ski Storage
- Snowmobile Storage
Do I Need to Call Ahead to Tour Storage Units?
While you do not need to call ahead, we recommend calling so we can better assist your unique storage situation when you arrive. Our team is eager to help!
Can I a Storage Unit in Person or on the Telephone?
In person, over the phone, or online! We want to make renting a storage unit as easy as possible.
Does Storage Rentals of America Provide Locks?
You can purchase a brand new lock at any of our storage facilities. No one else will have a key except you so you can have peace of mind that your storage unit is secure.
Do your Storage Facility Have Handcarts or Dollies that I Can Use?
Many of our locations have handcarts or dollies. Call us to confirm availability.
How Long Can I Rent a Storage Unit?
As long as you like! We offer month to month leases with no long-term commitments to make the rental process as easy as possible.
What is the Difference Between Climate Controlled Units and Drive Up Storage Units?
Climate controlled units are kept between 55 and 85 degrees depending on the time of year to protect your valuables against harsh temperatures. Many drive up units allow you to drive your car up to your storage unit for easy loading and unloading.
What are the Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage Units?
Climate controlled units are great for protecting items of great monetary or sentimental value. Our units are kept above 55 degrees during the cooler months and below 85 degrees during warmer months.
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About Bear, DE.
The city of Bear with its population of around 20,000 is in the top ten of the Areavibes choices for medium-sized towns in the state of Delaware. Bear is a quaint community in the northern part of the state. It on the west side of the Delaware River right across from New Jersey. It was named “Bear” after the old Bear Tavern that used to exist at the crossroads, which ultimately became the center of the town.
Bear is a suburban/rural town. It is about 14 miles from the larger city of Wilmington, DE. To get to Bear from Wilmington, drive southwest on the I-95, pass the New Castle Airport, and then take the exit south onto Highway 1, which goes directly to Bear.
Bear is a rural community supported by farmers who mostly grow corn and raise cattle in the surrounding countryside. The community became popular because of the many housing developments built along Highway 40 that runs northeast to southwest through the town.
Many residents, who live in Bear, commute to Wilmington for work. Depending on traffic, the average commute time is just under a half hour to reach Wilmington. Driving northeast to Philadelphia takes about an hour.
What To Do in Bear
For those who enjoy the outdoors, the Lums Pond State Park in Bear provides opportunities for hiking, boating, and fishing. There are well-maintained picnic grounds and play areas for the kids. Some camping spots at the park have full RV hookups for electricity, water, and sewer. Over 80% of the visitors give this park a rating of very good to excellent.
A terrific outdoor experience in the Lums Pond State Park is the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course. Visitors get to climb trees, go up rope ladders, and fly along on zip-lines through the stunningly beautiful, treetop canopy. Throughout the experience, park guests wear a safety harness to protect them from any danger of falling.
When the outside weather is cold, Bear has the indoor Delaware Rock Gym that offers rock climbing with climbing routes designed for beginners to experts.
During the winter holidays, a visit to Santa Claus Lane with the kids is a must-see experience. Every square inch of the outside and yards of the homes on this street have colorful lights and decorations.
Working in Bear
The median household income in Bear is around $71,000 (in 2018). This is higher than the national average of around $58,000. The industry sectors offering jobs in Bear include finance, insurance, healthcare, and retail.
The best paying blue-collar jobs include working for the utility companies, working in transportation, and working for warehouses. The highest paid professional jobs are in the sciences, technical services, and working as health care practitioners.
For those willing to make a commute, there are plenty of jobs in many industry sectors found in Wilmington (twenty-minutes drive) and Philadelphia (one-hour drive).
The best neighborhoods in Bear are these areas:
- Centennial Village: The median price of homes in this neighborhood is around $175,000. The average rental home is $1,500+ per month. Some newer homes in this area were built since 2000.
- Fairwinds: Homes in this neighborhood sell for $270,000. They rent for $1,700 or more per month.
- Glendale: The prices in this area are similar to Centennial Village. Homes sell for about $175,000 and rent for $1,500 to $2,000 per month.
- Kirkwood: This is the top area in Bear. Homes in this neighborhood sell for around $385,000. The majority of the homes are owner-occupied. Vacancy rates are less than 3%.
- Parkside: The median price of a home in this area is $330,000. Rents start at around $1,700 per month.
- Porter: This is another pricey, yet desirable, neighborhood. Homes are for sale at around $300,000 and rent for $2,300+ per month.
Bear School Districts
There are three school districts for public schools that extend from the nearby cities to include parts of Bear, which are:
- Appoquinimink School District (based in Odessa, serves nearby Middletown too)
- Colonial School District (based in New Castle)
- Christina School District (headquartered in Newark, DE).
Most of the children that live in Bear attend private schools, which include
- Caravel Academy
- Red Lion Christian Academy
- Tall Oaks Classical School
- Fairwinds Christian School
- Glasgow Christian Academy (homeschooling program)
There are no colleges or universities in Bear. The nearest is Wilmington University in New Castle, DE.
Moving to Bear Resource Guide
DMV: Go to the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles to register a vehicle or to get a driver’s license/identification card.
- Electricity and natural gas are supplied by Delmarva Power tel 800-375-7117.
- Water and sewer services are provided by Artesian tel (302) 453-6930 (headquartered in Wilmington).
- Evergreen Waste Services provides weekly trash pick up and recycling tel 302-635-7055.
- Many national companies provide telephone, television, and Internet connection services, such as AT&T, DirecTV, Dish, Earthlink, fios, xfinity, and many others. Use your zip code, of the new place in Bear, to find providers to choose from on Wirefly.com.
Government and Parks & Recreation: Bear is not officially a full city. It is a census-designated area. The offices of New Castle County handles government issues. The New Castle County Parks & Recreation Department manages the public parks. They offer plenty of programs and events for county residents.
Bear Housing and Cost-of-Living
The median home price is $180,000 in Bear. This is more than $50,000 less than other Delaware cities and about $5,000 less than the national average. Owner-occupied homes make up 65% of the homes in Bear versus 35% that are rental units.
Rental prices are high. The median monthly rent of $1,342 is higher than other cities in Delaware by about $300 a month. Rents for homes are higher than the national average by about $400 per month. The high rents caused by the low vacancy rates are what makes the overall housing costs in Bear exceed the national average.
In total, the cost of living in Bear is 1% less than other cities in Delaware. It is 8% higher than the national average. Residents pay more, on average, for housing (11% more), services (10% more), groceries (9% more), and utilities (5% more) than those who live in other cities in America. Transportation is a little cheaper (5% less) than in other places. Healthcare costs are on par with national averages.
Bear is a wonderful community that combines a nice mix of country living with nearby city conveniences. Delaware was one of the first colonies to be established in America. Many families lived in this area for generations.