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Columbia, SC Storage Units
Ideally situated just north of downtown Columbia, Storage Rentals of America is easily accessible to all local homes and business. We’re only two miles from the University of South Carolina, making us a popular choice with students as well. Find us south of Earlewood Park at 2830 Main Street.
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.
Can’t find a storage unit at this Columbia location? We also have a storage facility at 1339 Garner Ln, Columbia, SC. 29210
- Climate-Controlled Storage Units
- Indoor Storage Storage Units
- Ground Floor Storage Units
- Moving Boxes for Sale
- Locks Available for Purchase
- RV, Auto, and Boat Storage
- Semi-Truck Accessible
- Electronic Gate Access
- Well Lit Facility
- Fully Fenced 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 Columbia, SC?
There are a variety of reasons why you might need self-storage in Columbia, SC.
- Downsizing your living space or maybe you just need a little extra room for your things.
- Getting married soon? Some of your favorite furniture and items don’t fit in your new home.
- Run a home-based business? You may need a place to store merchandise or equipment.
- Looking for a long term storage solution for your company? Self-storage is a great solution for all of your extra merchandise.
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 situation when you arrive. Our team is eagar to help!
Can I Rent in Person or on the Telephone?
We make renting your unit online as simple as possible, however, we would be happy to reserve your storage unit over the phone.
Does Storage Rentals of America Provide Locks?
You can purchase a brand new, sealed lock at any of our storage facilities. No one else will have a key so you can have peace of mind that your 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. We want to make the rental process as easy as possible.
Can I Buy Boxes and Other Moving & Packing Supplies?
Many of our offices have moving and packing supplies available for purchase. Call us to confirm availability
What is the Difference Between Climate Controlled Units and Drive Up?
Climate controlled units are kept between 55 and 85 degrees depending on the time of year to protect your valuables against harsh tempuratures. 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 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.
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 Columbia.
About Columbia, South Carolina
Located in the geographic center of South Carolina, the state capital is also a commercial hub with a small town vibe. It is a vibrant college town and cultural center. It is a city with deep roots and a modern, eclectic downtown. In short, Columbia, South Carolina is a great place to be.
The city of 136,000+ residents was incorporated in 1786. What is now the University of South Carolina was founded in Columbia in 1801. Columbia became a textile manufacturing hub by the early 20th Century. Recent history has included strong public/private partnerships to ensure the economic vitality of the city and region.
Most South Carolina cities and big towns have cute nicknames and Columbia is no exception. The name is sometimes shortened to “Cola,” and some clever residents even refer to it as “Soda Town” despite having no connection to the carbonated beverage industry.
What to do in Columbia, SC
There is no reason to be bored in Columbia. From museums to sports, music, and a full calendar of annual events, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Here are a few highlights:
Riverbanks Zoo The 170-acre oasis for animals, plants and visitors alike is nestled along the banks of the Lower Saluda River and home to 2,000 animals in habitat as well as an ever-growing State Botanical Garden. The zoo is ideally mapped out in eight landscaped districts: the African Savanna, the Aquarium Reptile Complex, the Birdhouse, the Farm, Gorilla Base Camp, Koala Knockabout, the Ndoki Forest and the Saluda Factory Interpretive Center.
Shopping: From Devine Street, to Main Street, Five Points or Cottontown, there are plenty of shopping destinations to suit any taste.
If you are visiting or making Columbia your home, consider a CulturePASS. The PASS gains you access to 3 of Columbia’s most prominent cultural institutions: Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina State Museum, and Historic Columbia Foundation.
Annual Events in Columbia, SC
- Soda City Suds Week – Popular craft beer festival
- Rosewood Crawfish Festival – A real taste of the coastal south, make sure you are here in May for this food and music extravaganza
- Jam Room Music Festival – October brings one of the region’s premier music festivals
Working in Columbia, SC
One big strength of Columbia is its economic diversity. The most prevalent industries include: manufacturing, healthcare, information technology (especially for the insurance industry) Green Energy, and Logistics. It is also a great place for the future of work – with infrastructure and amenities that make working from home – as more and more people are doing – an easy choice.
Columbia, SC Neighborhoods
- University Hill: A neighborhood around the University of South Carolina, Established between 1885 and 1950, the University Hill neighborhood is listed as a Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places and is protected as an architectural conservation district by the City of Columbia. Bounded by Sumter Street, Gervais Street, Laurens Street, and Blossom Street, University Hill features homes with a mix of architectural styles and designs from prominent regional and local architects.
- Elmwood Park: Known as Columbia’s Front Porch, Elmwood Park combines the charm of an early 20th-century neighborhood with the convenience and excitement of downtown living. Enjoy tree-lined streets as you stroll past beautifully restored homes and gardens.
- Arsenal Hill: One of the first residential neighborhoods in the city of Columbia and the site of an arsenal during the Civil War. Back in the 1800’s, the Arsenal Hill area was known as home to many prominent citizens of Columbia. The South Carolina Governor’s Mansion is located in Arsenal Hill.
- Cottontown/Bellevue: Becoming a real hipster hub of coffee shops, breweries, restaurants and boutique shopping.
Columbia, SC Schools
The University of South Carolina is a big contributor to the vibrancy of the city. On many of the borders of USC’s sprawling campus, it’s not always clear where the university ends and the rest of the metro area begins. The Gamecocks are the University football team and clear hometown favorites. In addition to the sports pride, the University is a hub of cultural activity.
Richland County School District One and Richland Two are the public school systems serving greater Columbia. With virtual and charter options, the school systems provide a strong asset to the community.
Moving to Columbia, SC Resource Guide
Here’s what you need to know to connect with utilities, navigate local government, and settle into this beautiful southern town.
- Columbia Water is the one water utility available in Columbia.
- For electric service, there are choices including SCE&G & Columbia Electric Service
- To learn more about local government, visit the Columbia, SC city web site.
- Columbia wants to foster your entrepreneurial spirit. If you are looking to move and locate a business here, check out this Starting a Business resource.
Columbia, SC Housing
This is a southern town, with magnolia, pecan and oak-lined streets, and architecture dating back centuries blending with ultra-modern wood, steel and glass structures.
The cost of living in South Carolina is generally lower than the national average, and Columbia is no different. Columbia residents do not have to spend as much as the average American to buy a home. However, groceries and utilities tend to cost more here than in other major metro areas. Median home price right now in Columbia is right around $129,000 – compare that with US median of $216,000. Rental in Columbia is affordable as well. A studio apartment might rent in the $500 range, and 4 bedroom apartment/homes are available for under $1,500 a month.