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15 x 9 Garage in San Pablo, California

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"Ben is the best! His space is secure & it's always super easy to make arrangements for access -- he responds immediately to communications and is always accessible. Also, he's a certified ASE technician, so he can provide valuable advice & assistance with any car question you might have. He even provided a trickle charge to keep my battery sound. And last -- but by no means least -- he's a super nice guy and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks Ben!"

David F.

San Pablo, CA

Apr 6, 2023

20 x 10 Garage in San Jose, California

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"Janki’s space was perfect for my vehicle and she was awesome to meet. I left my car with boxes stored inside for 90 days and everything was safe and sound. Definitely would recommend Janki’s space and will likely use it again next summer (if it’s available!)"

Brian M.

San Jose, CA

Sep 28, 2022

10 x 8 Other in Santa Clara, California

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"Eda’s storage was convenient and safe. She went above and beyond to help me coordinate both pickup and drop off of my vehicle in uncertain times. I really appreciated her flexibility and the space!"

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Carl S.

Santa Clara, CA

Sep 14, 2021

10 x 7 Shed in Sunnyvale, California

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"Secure and clean space, easily accessible, was able to move my things in and out without any complications."

Noel S.

Sunnyvale, CA

Sep 26, 2022

18 x 9 Garage in Mountain View, California

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"Large and safe spot, great host, very friendly and helpful. Super convenient location. Very recommended!!"

Paolo D.

Mountain View, CA

Apr 28, 2023

20 x 10 Garage in San Leandro, California

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"Great communication and everything was great. Having this space really saved me when I needed a garage. "

Andrea C.

San Leandro, CA

Feb 27, 2023

4 x 2 Closet in San Francisco, California

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"Wayne is a great owner with a very flexible schedule. Lots of room for storage. I highly recommend!"

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Maria P.

San Francisco, CA

Jan 23, 2023

35 x 10 Garage in Pacifica, California

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"The garage space is safe, clean and easy to get to. Liangyu is very responsive and professional. "

Ingrid V.

Pacifica, CA

Aug 3, 2022

25 x 10 Garage in Palo Alto, California

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"Super nice guy. Friendly and we had a good time storing my classic car in his safe garage. "


Palo Alto, CA

Apr 6, 2023

20 x 10 Garage in San Leandro, California

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"Anuj was a very good host. Great communication and was accommodating."

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Jordan H.

San Leandro, CA

Feb 28, 2023

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Types of Storage

Renting a storage unit provides a secure and convenient option for storing household or business items. Here are some benefits of the various types of units:

  • Drive-up: easy access, flexibility in size
  • Interior without climate control: great for short-term storage
  • Interior with climate control: ideal for temperature-sensitive items
  • Outdoor parking: large vehicle storage
  • Specialty: tailored solutions for specific items such as wine, documents and more
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Choosing a Storage Unit

Choosing the right self storage unit in Oakland, California can be a daunting task. Here are a few important factors to consider when making your decision:

  • Size: Consider how much space you will need for your items and choose a unit size accordingly.
  • Accessibility: Look for a unit that can be easily accessed either by car or public transportation, depending on your needs.
  • Protection: Make sure the unit is sturdy and secure, with locks, surveillance cameras, and/or other security measures.
  • Climate: Determine if you need climate controlled storage, such as temperature and humidity control, to protect your items.
  • Location: Choose a storage facility that’s convenient and in a safe neighborhood.
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Climate Considerations

Oakland's climate has hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. When considering what type of storage unit to rent in Oakland, it's important to factor in the climate and weather of the city. Climate-controlled storage units are beneficial for perishable items and sensitive documents as they maintain a consistent temperature throughout the year. Non-climate-controlled storage units are also a great option for items that don't need climate control like furniture, clothing and books. To protect your items from the heat and humidity, be sure to use air-tight containers and keep items away from windows and vents. During the summer, temperatures typically reach the mid-80s while during the winter, temperatures may drop to around 43 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are storing electronics or items prone to water damage, it's important to invest in a climate-controlled unit. No matter what type of storage unit you choose, it's important to read reviews, inspect the facility and ensure your items are properly covered by insurance.

About Oakland

Oakland, California is a vibrant city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located across the Bay from San Francisco, Oakland is a great base for exploring the Bay Area. The city has easy access to public transportation, making it an easy commute to San Francisco and the surrounding area. With an estimated population of 425,195, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region and the eighth-largest city in California.

Oakland is home to a mix of cultures and lifestyles, offering residents a variety of activities to explore. Popular attractions in the city include the Chabot Space and Science Center, the Oakland Museum of California, Jack London Square, Lake Merritt, the Paramount Theater, and the Oakland Zoo. The city also offers a host of cultural festivals such as the Art and Soul Festival, the Chinatown StreetFest, and the Eat Real Festival.

Oakland’s neighborhoods are unique and diverse, with each boasting its own character. Notable neighborhoods in Oakland include Adams Point, Chinatown, Crocker Highlands, Downtown, Fruitvale, Golden Gate, Rockridge, and Temescal.

For those looking for outdoor activities, Oakland is home to several parks, including Joaquin Miller Park, Redwood Regional Park, and Lake Temescal. The city also offers a variety of libraries, hospitals, and recreational locations. Drive time to the larger city of San Francisco is approximately 30 minutes.

Overall, Oakland is a vibrant city with a variety of cultures, activities, and attractions. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, there is something to explore for everyone.

FAQs About Storage Units in Oakland, California

It costs $272/month, on average, to rent a storage unit in Oakland. Fees vary by the size and type of the unit you are renting.

Storing a vehicle? An RV may need a storage unit as large as 10' X 30', while a full-sized car probably needs a 10' X 20' storage unit. For reference, you'll generally want a 10' X 15' self storage space to have enough room for furniture or other items from a 2- to 3-bedroom home. The size storage unit you need depends on what and how many items you're storing as well as the size of your belongings.

Use our handy map feature to help you find local storage units near Oakland, CA, or search by your preferred location to get a list of all the self storage rentals nearby. Odds are you'll see a storage space down the street from your location, whether you're in Fruitvale, in Fruitvale Station, or in another nearby neighborhood.

Choose from a handful of amenities and features for your local storage unit near Oakland. Here is what you might find:

  • Flexible Access: Reserve a storage unit listing on Neighbor that allows access when you need it. Some hosts offer access 24/7, ideal for grabbing your items on your own time frame.
  • Drive-Up Access: Self storage spaces with drive-up access, usually sheds near driveways or garages, allow for easy drop-offs or pick-ups of your things right from your car.
  • Climate Control: Protect your items from humidity by choosing climate-controlled storage. Typically, these have a humidifying unit or temperature control, or both.
  • Security: Make sure your things have the safest storage possible by choosing a listing that offers protection like a padlock, alarm systems, an access code, or 24-hour surveillance.
  • You may not need climate-controlled self storage in Oakland, as humidity is mild all year round. But consider this type of storage during Oakland's scorching summer heat.

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    Alternative Self Storage Options near Oakland

    Although Neighbor.com self storage usually features the lowest priced, most secure, and nearest self storage, traditional self storage companies may also be another choice for self storage in Oakland, CA.

    If you'd like information about traditional storage facilities in Oakland, CA, use the below list for more information:

    Self Storage at Telegraph (1.7 miles)

    2633 Telegraph Ave

    Oakland, CA

    SmartStop Self Storage (3.7 miles)

    5200 Coliseum Way

    Oakland, CA

    Public Storage (5 miles)

    680 Hegenberger Rd

    Oakland, CA

    Storelocal Oakland (5.6 miles)

    10 Hegenberger Ct

    Oakland, CA

    City Storage & City Cellars (6.9 miles)

    500 Indiana St

    San Francisco, CA

    Saf Keep Storage (12.5 miles)

    1650 W Winton Ave

    Hayward, CA

    Public Storage (12.7 miles)

    21655 Redwood Rd

    Castro Valley, CA

    Hayward Self Storage (13.4 miles)

    24801 Industrial Blvd

    Hayward, CA

    Public Storage (14.7 miles)

    2679 Meath Dr

    South San Francisco, CA

    Storage House 2 (17 miles)

    3106 Kerner Blvd

    San Rafael, CA