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Storage in Waipahu, HI
Self Storage in Waipahu, HI
Aloha! And welcome to beautiful Waipahu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, the land of crystal water, white sand beaches and oh yes, excellent self storage. If you’re new to Waipahu, population 38,216, you might not know that the name refers to a natural spring and literally translates to “water forced up.” Here’s a few other things you might not know:
Waipahu is famous for Hawaii’s Plantation Village, an outdoor museum that explores the area’s sugar cane farming roots. It includes a botanical garden and restored buildings that show what life was like on a sugar plantation between 1850-1950. For those of us in the self storage business, it serves as a remember that you should never, ever store sugar in a storage unit, as it will attract pests. Waipahu is also known for being home to the Waikele Premium Outlets, the only outlet mall on the island of Oahu. If you go a little crazy shopping at the mall’s 50 plus stores, we’ve got you covered with extra storage space, just up the street! Of course, part of living in Waipahu means spending time away from the mall and at the beach. If that’s your scene, you can make the 17 mile drive to Waikiki Beach to check out the famous 20-30 waves at Ehukai Beach Park. You can also keep things local by heading to the closer (and quieter) White Plains Beach. Either way, your storage unit will keep your surfboard safe in between trips to the beach.
One thing to keep in mind when using self storage in Waipahu is the Oahu weather. Temperatures remain absolutely perfect year-round, but you do want to remember that there’s one side of the island that sees more rain than the other, and Waipahu is solidly on that side. Always be sure to avoid moving your stuff into your storage unit during a rainstorm, as wet belongings don’t do well in storage. And remember, as annoying as that rain might be, the showers in Oahu tend to pass pretty quickly. And when they do, you’ll remember why Hawaii is called the Rainbow State.
Waipahu, HI Military Storage
It’s no surprise that so many businesses—including self storage facilities—in Waipahu offer military discounts. The island of Oahu is filled with active duty military men and women and also is known for its important military history. In fact, Oahu hosts all branches of the military. You’ll find folks from the marines, the army, the navy, the air force and the coast guard. Some are locals and some relocated to Hawaii to serve in The Rainbow State but all have one thing in common: they could probably use some extra space.
Waikele Self Storage in Waipahu just happens to be built inside the Kipapa Caves, caves that were built out in the 1930's into bunkers housing the weapons and ammunitions during the war, and for many years after. This storage facility has a lot of military historical significance, and is just downright awesome!
The most famous military base is the Pearl Harbor Naval Station and Naval Shipyard. There are so many military members living here that it’s practically it’s own town. Located 10 miles from Waipahu, the base has 12,820 active duty members, 15,562 family members, 642 reservists and 526 reservist family members. Oh, and there’s also more than 22,000 retirees and families of retirees in the area. Pearl Harbor Naval Station offers 23 different housing options. Wait time for housing depends on rank and housing desired, but you can rest easy knowing that you can always put your belongings into a storage unit if your home isn’t available right away. Another military base in the Waipahu area is Kaneohe Marine Base. Located 25 miles from Waipahu, this base serves more than 25,000 marines, family members and contracted civilians. About 12 miles from Waipahu, you’ll find Schofield Barracks. This army base offers 7,910 privatized homes to a population of 22,441 military members. You can definitely expect a wait list for housing here, but temporary hotel-style quarters are available. Again, your storage unit will be a lifesaver.
When living on the island of Oahu, it’s nice to know that you can find military discounts. Whether you’re using your military ID to get a discount at a restaurant, a storage facility, or perhaps to see the USS Utah Memorial at Pearl Harbor (only available to military members), it’s nice to know that you’re living on an island that’s full of businesses that are grateful for your service.
Waipahu, HI University Storage
When most people think of life in Hawaii, they assume that all locals do is hang out on the beach eating fresh pineapple in between surfing lessons. While that might describe life in Waipahu some of the time, it’s also true that Hawaiians need the same real world things that exist on the mainland. Things like education, careers and self storage. The advantage of course, is that they get to pursue these things in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
If you’re a college student in need of self storage in Waipahu, chances are you’re heading off to school at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, which is just outside of Honolulu. This school is 16 miles from Waipahu, so you could totally get away with renting a less expensive storage unit in Waipahu while you’re taking class in Manoa. The University of Hawaii is known for being a diverse school that enrolls 18,865 students, many of whom will be grateful for self storage once they see how tiny college dorm rooms can be. If you’re looking to stay closer to Waipahu, consider the University of Hawaii West O’ahu. It’s just five miles away and is the only public university on the west side of the island. You can choose from six bachelor's programs at the sustainable campus in Kapolei. There’s no campus housing, so you may want to consider sharing an apartment with a roommate to get the college experience. If you both need extra space, you can consider sharing a storage unit with your roommate too!
Considering heading to the mainland for college or for a semester exchange program? You can count on self storage in Waipahu to keep your stuff safe while you’re away. Just be sure to get the features you need to keep whatever you’re storing in great shape. If you’re unsure of what those features might be, just ask.