Self Storage in Lancaster, CA
Located in the heart of the Antelope Valley, Lancaster is home to more than 168,000 residents, all of whom could probably use a little extra space for their belongings. Lancaster is technically in Los Angeles County, but it’s an hour away from Downtown Los Angeles which makes for a lower cost of living that translates to more affordable home ownership, apartment rentals and self storage.
Besides the abundant sunshine and easy access to big city life, Lancaster is known for a few other things. Did you know that there’s a road in Lancaster that makes music when you drive over it? Located on Avenue G, the musical road was a commercial project originally created by Honda. Drive over the grooved section of it at 50 miles per hour, and you’ll hear the theme to The Lone Ranger. Speaking of music, if you’re looking to get in harmony by storing your instruments safely, we’ve got the perfect storage unit for you. And if you prefer more of a visual symphony, be sure to check out the California Poppy Reserve west of Lancaster. Held in April, this event brings two days of music, art, food and of course, flowers to the area. We don’t recommend storing poppies, but we certainly recommend looking at them.
Besides the bizarre (but awesome) musical road, Lancaster is known for local street fairs and downtown farmer’s markets. The downtown events, which include the only professional street course go-kart race in the west, are part of a revitalization project that’s brought 50 new businesses to the downtown area, which is now called The BLVD. If you’re thinking of starting your own business in Lancaster’s up-and-coming downtown, talk to the city’s economic development division about available spaces, and then talk to us about commercial self storage.
Lancaster, CA Military Storage
If you’ve ever found yourself strolling down Lancaster Boulevard, you’ve probably come across some pretty distinct looking monuments. Whether you realized it or not, you were experiencing the Aerospace Walk of Honor, which is dedicated to honoring five test pilots a year from nearby Edwards Air Force Base. The Aerospace Walk of Honor is a perfect example of the military pride that’s always on display in Lancaster. Local businesses like self storage facilities share in that pride and make a point to honor the troops by taking special care of them.
It’s important for self storage to cater to the needs of military men and women given how many of them live in and around Lancaster. Edwards Air Force Base is a mere 32 miles away and has a population of 2,000 individuals living on base, though it serves a total population of 12,000 active duty military members and their family members along with 10,000 veterans, reservists and civilian contractors. The base has been active since 1933 and once served as a bomber training base during World War II. Today, the base’s mission is to train pilots and develop aircraft.
Housing is privatized, and there are only 741 homes available, which isn’t that many when you consider the previous numbers. 581 of those homes are for enlisted members and 160 are for officers. If you’re in the military and looking to live in privatized housing at Edwards Air Force Base, you can rent a storage unit in Lancaster to make the wait time easier. During this wait time, you might have to live in some kind of temporary housing like a hotel room. Self storage will allow you to live comfortably in that space without having all of your furniture and other belongings in the way. Once you get the go-ahead to move into your house on the base, a month-to-month self storage lease makes it easy to move out and get settled.
Lancaster, CA University Storage
If you’re hoping to have your choice of colleges near Lancaster, you’re in luck. There are 69 schools within 50 miles of Lancaster. These range from community colleges to four-year universities. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate looking for the traditional college experience, an adult looking to continue your education or someone who is looking to take a few classes and see where things go, there’s a school for you. And fortunately, there’s also a storage unit for you. Self storage can help ease the pain of that tiny dorm room closet, provide a safe haven for your stuff while you’re studying abroad or help with moving.
If you’d like to attend a local college, Antelope Valley College is right in Lancaster. It’s an accredited community college that enrolls 18,000 students. The school offers 154 degrees and certificates as well as online courses. You won’t be living on campus at Antelope Valley College, but that doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from the extra space that a storage unit affords. If you’re more interested in the traditional four year experience, you can check out California State University Northridge. It’s just 53 miles away from Lancaster, which is definitely far enough away to justify living on campus. You might still consider renting a storage unit in Lancaster, as it will likely cost less and have better availability than storage facilities closer to campus. Dorm style housing and university apartments are both available at California State University Northridge. If you’re planning on living in a dorm as a freshman and then upgrading to an apartment, keep in mind the various storage unit options and don’t hesitate to ask about going up or down a size.
Other colleges near Lancaster include the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita and Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar. And don’t forget, if you’re heading off to campus in Los Angeles, you can still rent a storage unit in Lancaster. Your parents will thank you for finding a storage option that isn’t your childhood bedroom.