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Affordable Portage, MI Storage Units
Our Portage storage facility is easily accessible off of East Centre Avenue near Shaver Road. With convenient office and access hours, you’ll have a safe place for your belongings. Need help deciding what size store unit you need? Give our customer service team a call! We can help you select the right sized unit for your storage needs and move you in over the phone. Don’t want to be locked into long term contracts? We offer short-term month to month leases, so you can rent your storage unit as long as you’d like. With state-of-the-art security gates and video surveillance we offer peace of mind for your belongings. If you’re planning to move soon, you can also purchase moving and packing supplies. Boxes, packing paper, tape, locks, and more. 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. Need even more space? We have you covered with our extra large 30×30 storage unit. We also have parking spaces for your car, boat, or RV.
- Drive Up Storage Units
- Indoor Storage Units
- Ground Floor Units
- 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
- Well Lit Facility
- Fully Fenced Facility
- Video Surveillance
- 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 Portage, MI?
There are a variety of reasons why you might need self-storage in Portage, 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?
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 Rent 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?
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.
About Portage, Michigan
Portage is a mid-sized city in Kalamazoo county that calls itself ” a natural place to move ”. It is located in southwestern Michigan and is a midway point between Detroit and Chicago. For travelers seeing the country, it’s a great place to stop and take a breather for its historical parks and recreational activities. The city has a population around 47,000 and belongs to the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Portage is famous for its historical parks and trails that residents use for many exciting outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and canoeing. It takes up 35.17 square miles and is ranked among the top 100 greenest cities in the United States.
What to do in Portage
Portage is especially appealing to people who like to be active outdoors. Its natural surroundings and bodies of water make it easy to find places to fish, go boating, or swim. There are also opportunities to view sporting events, go shopping, and relax at the cinema. Here are a few of the city’s highlights.
Portage is a bicycle-friendly community, which is part of the area’s green initiative. The Portage Bikeway System was created in 1989 and consists of trails that comprise over 55 miles in length. This gives cyclists plenty to explore around the city.
The Kalamazoo Air Zoo is an awesome place to visit with your family or friends. In fact, it has been voted the “Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family” and the “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners” for three consecutive years. It has rare displays of aviation artifacts, flight simulators, amusement park rides, historical exhibits, and educational activities. It truly is a feast for the senses and has something that appeals to every age group.
For those who like to go to sporting events, the Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball minor league team is active during the standard baseball season. Residents and visitors can partake in the thrill and fun of watching Portage’s home team play against a variety of visiting teams. Also, the Kalamazoo Wings Event Center is a multi-purpose arena that holds 5,113 spectator seats. The arena is home to the local ice hockey team, the Kalamazoo Wings, and people often come here to watch them play.
Working in Portage
Portage has an unemployment rate of 3.3%, which is 0.6% lower than the nationwide average of 3.9%. The amount of jobs has increased by 0.95% in the past year. There are a few major employers in the area like Stryker Corporation, which provides many manufacturing careers as it is a leading provider of medical equipment and technology. Kalamazoo College also offers careers in education and a steady source of dependable employment. In addition, FEMA Corporation calls Portage home.
It is no surprise that the majority of jobs here are in manufacturing (20%). Other jobs are in health care (15%), retail (12%), education (10%), food service (6%), professional services (6%), finance (5%), and construction (4%). The remainder has careers in real estate, administrative support, arts, recreation, and public administration.
Here are some top neighborhoods in Portage and their average prices.
- Ramona Park Median home price is $247,983
- S 12Th St / Briarhill Dr Median home price is $226,159
- Angling Rd / W Milham Ave Median home price is $226,159
- Romence Rd / Oakland Dr Median home price is $205,965
- Vanderbilt Ave / Shaver Rd Median home price is $202,759
Portage School District
The motto of Portage Public Schools is ”the future learns here”. The district spends around $10,000 per student, which is almost $2,300 below the national average. The average student to teacher ratio is 18.5, which is 2.5 students more than the national average of 16:1. Regarding their public schools, there are eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools. When it comes to higher education, Kalamazoo College is closeby, while Michigan University is a 2.5-hour drive away. There are also five junior and community colleges in the 50-mile radius around Portage. The community college closest to Portage is Kalamazoo Valley Community College, which is only five miles away.
Moving to Portage Resource Guide
Water/Sewer The city uses United Water, Inc for their water supply and distribution. To activate water services, new residents can call the Treasury office.
Gas and Electricity Consumers Energy provides both electricity and natural gas energy to residents of Portage.
Phone/Internet/Cable The top internet providers in Portage are AT&T, Xfinity, Spectrum, and Viasat. Many of the competitors on the list of top 14 internet providers in the area offer bundled services that include phone and cable. Customers should shop around to find the best deals and quality of service.
The cost of living in Portage is almost 6% lower than the nation’s average. There are 19,199 households in the city and the median household income is $55,050 per year. The median cost of a home in Portage is $165,400, which has appreciated by 7.63% over the last decade. However, in the past year alone, home values went up by 4.1%. The average rent in Portage is $832 a month for the average square footage of 747 square foot apartment. This rate is lower than rent in metro Detroit, which averages $1,200 per month.