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Affordable Kalamazoo Storage Units
Conveniently located off of S 11th Street near US-131 in Kalamazoo, Storage Rentals of America offers easy access, convenient hours, and great storage options. Our knowledgeable customer service team is here to walk you through the storage rental process and walk you through the different sized storage units so you don’t overpay. We can even move you in over the phone! We want you to have an easy to rent storage experience. We also offer flexible, month to month leases so you can rent as long as you’d like. Our clean storage units are protected by a state-of-the-art gate system, video recording, and brightly lit. You can also purchase moving and packing supplies like boxes, tape, and locks making us your one stop shop for storage and moving. Come see the Storage Rentals of America difference.
Our customer service team can help you find your storage unit no matter your needs. We have plenty of storage options, from mini storage units that are 5×5 to larger 10×30 storage units.
- Ground Floor Units
- Drive Up Storage Units
- Indoor Storage Units
- Handcarts and Dollies Available
- Moving Supplies & Boxes Available
- Locks Available for Purchase
- Auto Storage
- RV Storage
- Boat Storage
- Trailer Storage
- Electronic Gate Access
- Drive-Up Access
- 18-Wheel Truck Access
- Video Surveillance
- Fully Fenced Facility
- Well Lit Facility
- Pay Online (Auto Pay Available)
- Month-to-Month Leases
- Tenant Insurance Available
- No Deposit Required
- Accepts Mail or Packages
Frequently Asked Storage Questions
Why Would I Need Self-Storage in Kalamazoo, MI?
There are a variety of reasons why you might need self-storage in Kalamazoo, MI.
- 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?
No, but those new to the storage rental process would benefit to give us a call. We can walk you through the rental process and help you select the right sized storage unit for your needs.
Can I Rent a Storage Unit in Person or on the Telephone?
Visit our facility, give us a call, or rent your storage unit online. We make the storage rental process easy!
Does Storage Rentals of America Provide Locks?
Locks are available to purchase at all 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.
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.
Moving and storage go hand in hand. Whether you’re traveling across town or across the country, moving is an exciting and fresh start. While Storage Rentals of America is here to help you with all your storage needs, we also want to help you get familiar with the area. That’s why we put together this resource guide for Kalamazoo.
About Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan is a college town full of young people. The population is about 75,000. It is part of the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Area and is the county seat of Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo is just northeast of the intersection of I-94 and Highway 131. It is about 150 miles from both Chicago and Detroit.
Students come from all over Michigan, America, and even from foreign countries to go to college in Kalamazoo because the cost of living is very reasonable and the quality of education is very high. Many make Kalamazoo their permanent home. The city is very ethnically diverse.
What To Do in Kalamazoo
The Kalamazoo Mall was the first outdoor shopping street built in America. It opened in 1959. This outdoor mall is still going strong and very popular. It is part of Kalamazoo Downtown. This area has unique boutiques, coffee shops, tasty bistros, fine restaurants, bars, pubs, and art galleries to enjoy. Other nice attractions to visit are the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, the Kalamazoo Nature Center, the Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
For those who like concerts and shows, there is the Kalamazoo State Theater. Nature lovers will enjoy a walk in the Markin Glen County Park that has a beautiful lake or in Milham Park that has a nice duck pond.
Working in Kalamazoo
The median income in Kalamazoo is $34,767, which is about $5,000 lower than the median household income in the state. This amount is around $20,000 (37%) lower than the national average. City-Data notes that the largest sectors for jobs in Kalamazoo are:
- Manufacturing provides 18% of the jobs
- Hospitality and food services provide 14% of the jobs
- Education provides 11% of the jobs
- Retail shops provide 9% of the jobs
The most expensive homes are found in these Kalamazoo neighborhoods:
- Texas Corners: Median home price is $493,127
- Van Kal Road and 22nd Street: Median home price is $370,185
- City Center: Median home price is $,233,330
- Western Michigan University and Stadium Drive: Median home price is $221,578
- Cooper: Median home price is $197,900
- Oakland Drive and Angling Road: Median home price is $181,642
- Alamo: Median home price is $173,917
The Kalamazoo Public Schools system has 26 schools. Of these, 18 of them are elementary schools, five are middle schools, and four are high schools. There are also 16 private schools.
Kalamazoo has a private liberal arts school called Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College for a two -year program, and the Western Michigan University public state school. Davenport University has schools all over Michigan and a campus in Kalamazoo.
Moving to Kalamazoo Resource Guide
To start a new account for services and get your new place set up, here is the contact information for the offices/services you may need:
Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration: Michigan’s Secretary of State is the agency that handles all motor-vehicle-related services. It may be more convenient to use their online system.
Electrical Service: Provided by Consumers Energy and you can call them at 1-800-477-5050 to setup a new account.
Natural Gas: Available for purchase from many companies. Review the choices at Call Me Power.
Water and Sewer Services: Provided by the City of Kalamazoo and you can apply online for service. You can also go in person to the Kalamazoo City Treasurer’s Office in City Hall located at 241 W South Street. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Municipal Government: The City of Kalamazoo offices are found in the Kalamazoo City Hall at 241 W South Street. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The telephone number is 269-337-8036. The Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Department manages all the public parks plus all the programs and events. There are many programs for youth and also for adults.
In Kalamazoo, the median home price is $96,600 (June 2019). This is 24% lower than the rest of Michigan. Owner-occupied homes are 44%. This is 37% lower than the average across the state. Many people rent a living space in Kalamazoo. Luckily, the median rent is only $715, which is lower than the rest of the state by 11%.
The cost of living in Kalamazoo is low. It is 9% lower than cities in other regions of Michigan and 21% lower than the cost of other cities in America. The median age in Kalamazoo, Michigan is very young at 24 years old, which is around 16 years younger than the median age in the state of Michigan of 40 years old. Kalamazoo has many college students. This young median age comes from the students who graduate from college and continue to live in Kalamazoo. Many continue to rent a place for quite some time because they cannot afford to buy a home.