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Afforable Akron, OH Storage Units
Finding some extra room is easy at Storage Zone Self Storage in Akron, OH! We are dedicated to providing the best in self storage to help with any of life’s transitions. Moving into a new home, going away to college, or just cleaning out the garage – we have a storage unit for it all. Our customer service team can help you find storage no matter your needs. All of our storage locations have plenty of storage options, from mini storage units that are 5×5 to larger 10×30 storage units. All at affordable prices! We also understand that our customers need space for just more than just boxes and furniture. That’s why we have outdoor parking spaces as well. Come see the Storage Rentals of America difference!
- Indoor Storage Units
- Drive Up Storage Units
- Ground Floor Units
- Moving Boxes & Packing Supplies for Sale
- Locks Available for Purchase
- RV, Auto, Trailer, and Boat Storage
- Electronic Gate Access
- Drive-Up Access
- 24 Hour Security Monitoring
- Fully Fenced Facility
- Well Lit Facility
- Pay Online (Auto Pay Available)
- Month-to-Month Leases
- Tenant Insurance Available
- No Deposit Required
Frequently Asked Storage Questions
Why Would I Need Self-Storage in Akron, OH?
There are a variety of reasons why you might need self-storage in Akron, OH.
- 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 Recreational 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.
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?
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.
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 Akron.
What You Should Know About Akron, OH
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the state of Ohio. Its population is close to 200,000 people. It was founded in 1825 and is the county seat of Summit County. It is 30 miles south of downtown Cleveland. When taking I-77 south from Cleveland, the interstate passes just west of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Cuyahoga River passes near Akron and goes all the way north through Cleveland and then to Lake Erie.
What To Do in Akron, OH
There are beautiful parks and nature preserves in the Akron area. Two of the most popular ones are Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. The nearby Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Portage Lakes State Park are both excellent for hiking, camping, and fishing.
The Akron Civic Theater is a nice place to see performances and concerts. Dr. Bob’s Home, Perkins Stone Mansion, and the John Brown House are interesting museums found in vintage homes. Another excellent museum is the Akron Art Museum.
Lock 3 is an outdoor performance area that has events during the holidays and concerts during the summer. The City of Akron maintains two public golf courses, the Good Park Golf Course and the Mud Run Golf Course/Driving Range. There is a First Tee program to teach kids how to play golf.
Working in Akron, OH
Though called the “Rubber Capital of the World,” Akron has many other industries for potential residents. Currently, over 400 different companies in the area produce various types of polymers. Polymer Valley, as it is referred, is served by many residents and attracts many new workers. Beyond polymers and rubber, Akron also has a local branch of Lockheed-Martin.
City-Data reports that companies in Akron are in these sectors: health care (14.1%), hospitality (9.2%), education (7.5%), waste management (5.4%), construction (4.4%), technical services (3.9%), and finance/insurance (3.5%).
The most common types of workers in Akron are managers (5.4%), manufacturing personnel (4.0%), labor/materials dispatchers (3.9%), chefs/ food preparers (3.5%), maintenance workers (3.4%), nurses (3.4%), and retail sales workers (3.1%).
Akron, OH Neighborhoods
For those looking to buy or rent a home, Akron is a lovely city with many nice neighborhoods to consider. Here ten of Akron’s best neighborhoods:
- Ghent: Median Home Price is $373,872.
- North Revere Road and Woodsmill Road: Median Home Price is $338,812.
- Copley Junction: Median Home Price is $272,053.
- Pigeon Creek: Median Home Price is $208,574.
- Portage Lakes: Median Home Price is $188,079.
- Wiltshire Road and Sand Run Road: Median Home Price is $174,907.
Akron, OH School District
The Akron School District manages a total of 47 public schools and three community learning centers. There are 31 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 12 high schools in the area.
Private Schools: There are 29 private schools, which include Montessori schools, Christian academies, and Catholic schools.
Colleges and Universities: Akron and the surrounding area have many colleges and universities, which include the University of Akron and Herzing University in Akron. Kent State University is in Kent, Ohio, which is just a few miles northeast of Akron. Malone University, Walsh University, Hiram University, and Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences are in nearby Canton, Ohio just a few miles south of Akron.
Moving to Akron, OH Resource Guide
Here is some useful contact information for those new to Akron:
Driver’s License and Auto Registration: The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is where you go to register your vehicles and get a driver’s license. The BMV office is located at 688 Wolf Ledges Parkway in Akron.
Electricity: Provided by Ohio Edison First Energy
Natural Gas: Provided by Columbia Gas
Water, Sewer, Trash Pickup, and Recycling Services: Provided by the City of Akron Utilities
Telecommunication Services: Provided by many companies. Compare services at HighSpeedInternet.com.
Cable Television: Provided by Akron Cable, Spectrum and SeniorTV, and many others. Compare services at CableTV.com. Satellite Television is provided by DirecTV.
Municipal Government: The City of Akron has its offices in the City Hall located at 146 South Hyde Street in Akron. The Akron Recreation Parks Division maintains the public parks, manages the community centers, the fitness center, and community learning centers. There are sports and athletic programs and swimming pools. The Active Adults program is very popular with residents.
Akron, OH Housing
The homes are affordable in Akron with a median price of $80,000 and 51% are owner-occupied. The median rent is $693, which is very reasonable. The median age in Akron is 36 years old. This is three years lower than the median age for the state of Ohio, which is 39. This lower median age is partly due to the number of college students that attend the University of Akron.
The cost of living in Akron is 10% lower than the state of Ohio and 19% less than the national median for the cost of living in America. The low median housing price in Akron makes it easier for first-time homebuyers to get a “starter” home, and then they can trade up to a home in a better area at a higher price as they gain more financial strength over time.
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