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Storage Rentals of America – Florence
About Our Location
Florence, SC Storage Units
Storage Rentals of America has a long history of providing superior self storage options to the public, and our Florence, SC location is among our best! We’re located at 1309 East Howe Springs Rd near Kwikley’s Convenience and South Florence High School. We’re an excellent provider of affordable, quality storage units, and our location makes us convenient to nearly any community in the area, from Florence to Danwood and Effingham. Even students of Francis Marion University can benefit from our expertise! Let us simplify your life by providing you with the options you’re looking for.
- Moving Supplies Available
- Locks Available for Purchase
- Ground Floor Units
- Drive Up Units
- Indoor Units
- Dollies and Carts Available
- Moving Truck Rentals
- RV, Auto, and Boat Storage
- Electronic Gate Access
- Drive-Up Access
- Well Lit Facility
- Fully Fenced Facility
- Video Surveillance
- Pay Online (Auto Pay Available)
- Month-to-Month Leases
- Tenant Insurance Available
- No Deposit Required
- Deliveries Accepted
Frequently Asked Storage Questions
Why Would I Need Self-Storage in Florence, SC?
There are a variety of reasons why you might need self-storage in Florence, SC.
- 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?
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.
Does 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 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.
About Florence, South Carolina
Florence is a city in South Carolina that can be found at the intersection of interstate highways 95 and 20. It is located in the “Pee Wee” region of South Carolina due to its proximity to the northeast of the Great Pee Wee River. Florence is the county seat of Florence County. The Civic Center is quite substantial.
Florence built up around the intersection of two national railways systems and the ability to transport goods down the Great Pee Wee River. It was founded in 1890 and named after the daughter of General W. W. Harllee. He was the president of the W & M Railroad during the time when the city was incorporated.
About 38,000 people live in the city. Florence is considered to be one of the largest cities in South Carolina. It is known for its agricultural products, textile mills, pharmaceutical companies, paper processing plants, and other manufacturers.
What To Do in Florence
Antique lovers will enjoy hunting for treasures at the Palmetto Peddlers Antiques Mall. It has many vendors and gets rave reviews from visitors for having something for everyone. If you cannot find what you are looking for there, then continue your treasure hunt at the Thieves Market.
History buffs will appreciate a visit to the Florence Veterans Park to see the memorials. It is located just behind the Civic Center. There is also the Florence National Cemetery with graves dating back to the American Civil War. Another must-see for history lovers is the Florence County Museum. It has over 140 pieces of artwork including work created by William H. Johnson who is from Florence.
Spend the day at the Columns Plantation where you can sip from a glass of cool, mint-julep flavored, sweet-tea while you watch a Civil War re-enactment. Enjoy a good book at the Doctors Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, which offers plenty of activities for children, such as fun book readings, all year long.
Working in Florence
The industry sectors that employ residents of Florence are manufacturing (17 percent), retail stores (12 percent), health care (10 percent), hospitality (nine percent), service jobs (six percent), construction (six percent), and professionals (six percent). 16 percent have jobs in management. 12 percent work in sales. Seven percent have jobs in offices. Five percent work in restaurants and five percent work in transportation. The unemployment rate is 5.7 percent.
Florence has a nice variety of neighborhoods from areas with southern mansions in historic districts to contemporary townhouses in newer neighborhoods. Here are the top ten best neighborhoods:
- Ebenezer Road and Radio Drive: Median Home Price $343,333
- Cherokee Road and South Cashua Drive: Median Home Price $244,064
- Hoffmeyer Crossroads: Median Home Price $223,927
- Ebenezer: Median Home Price $193,945
- 3rd Loop Road and South Irby Street: Median Home Price $190,456
- Oakdale: Median Home Price $183,778
- Muldrow Mill: Median Home Price $173,531
- Alligator Road and State Highway South: Median Home Price $170,668
- Back Swamp and Gregg Camp: Median Home Price $169,579
- Danwood and Elim: Median Home Price $155,991
Florence School District
Florence is in the Florence County School District One. There are 18 public schools with a total enrollment of around 14,500 students. There are 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools.
There are six private schools, which are All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, Florence Christian School, The King’s Academy, Montessori School of Florence, Saint Anthony Catholic School, and Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School.
Colleges and Universities: Francis Marion University is a public liberal arts school in Florence. Florence-Darlington Technical College is located in Florence as well.
Moving to Florence Resource Guide
Here is the checklist of helpful information that will assist you when moving to Florence, South Carolina.
Driver’s License and Auto Registration: To get a driver’s license and/or register a vehicle, contact the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. After you move to the state you have 45 days to register your vehicles and get South Carolina plates. You have 90 days, after you move to Florence, to get a driver’s license.
Electric & Gas: Provided by South Carolina Electric & Gas and you can request new service online.
Water and Sewer Service: Provided by the City of Florence. The application form for a new account can be downloaded online. Then, you can fill it out and take it to the City of Florence Utilities office at 324 West Evans Street. Office hours are 8:30 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. Monday to Friday. The telephone number is 843-665-3155
Garbage collection and Recycling Service: Provided by the sanitation department (telephone: 843-665-3296) of the City of Florence.
Telephone: Companies that provide phone service for Florence can be compared at Wirefly
Television/Internet: Television/Internet choices are given at https://www.cabletv.com/sc/florence.
Florence Municipal Government and Parks
The municipal government departments may be found on the City of Florence website. The Parks & Recreation Department manages the public parks. Information about sports activities is available through a dedicated website for Florence Sports.
The Freedom Florence Recreation Complex has a huge gymnastics center, nine softball fields, three football fields, an amphitheater, picnic areas, and walking/jogging trails that go through the park and around a five-acre lake.
Timrod Park is a lovely public park in the city that is a favorite of the residents. It has a nice creek running through it. It is home to majestic owls and other lovely, wild birds. This 18-acre park is good for picnics and many family-friendly activities. There are 14 tennis courts that have lights for night games that are allowed in the evenings. There is a playground for kids, an amphitheater for events, and two beautiful gardens.
Other Florence parks to enjoy include Iola Jones, Jeffries Creek, Lester, Levy, Lucas, Maple, McLeod, Northside, Northwest, and Southpark. Legion Stadium is a nice baseball park that seats 2,500 and is lighted for night games. The Barnes Street Activity Center has gym equipment that can be used by adults and teen. There is an activity space, a study room, and a computer room.
The median household income in Florence, South Carolina is around $49,000 per year, which is about the same as other cities in South Carolina. The cost of living in Florence is two percent higher than the rest of South Carolina and one percent lower than the national average. The median home price is $155,700, which is eight percent higher than the rest of South Carolina. About 58 percent of the homes in Florence are owner-occupied.
The median rental price is only $755, which is 11 percent lower than the rent in other cities in South Carolina. The residents in Florence have a median age of around 39 years old. The city is popular with young adults and married couples with young children.