Self-Storage in Dayton (Newark), NJ storage units near you
About the Area
Dayton seems to be a popular name in New Jersey, featuring in two communities. There’s Dayton in Middlesex County, near the mouth of the Hudson, and there’s the community of Dayton in Newark in Essex County, NJ. (There’s also that other Dayton in Ohio.)
We’re going to take a look at the neighborhood of Dayton in Newark.
The Dayton neighborhood in Newark is bound on the east by the Newark Liberty International Airport and Elizabeth, NJ to the south. If you live this close to the airport, you’ll have to get used to pausing conversations until the planes have passed overhead.
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The Dayton community is named in honor of Jonathan Dayton. Born in Elizabethtown, Dayton rose to the rank of Brigadier-general, serving the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War against Britain.
Dayton fought in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown and served at Valley Forge. He was taken prisoner in the battle of Elizabethtown, but at least he was close to home. He also served in the Battle of Yorktown under Lafayette and his classmate Alexander Hamilton.
Dayton was the youngest signer to the U.S. Constitution, and he went on to serve in Congress, acting as Speaker of the House.
In 1807, he lent money to another former classmate, Aaron Burr, and got caught up in the Burr Conspiracy that saw Burr charged with treason for plotting to make his own country from parts of Mexico and southwestern U.S.
Both Burr and Dayton were exonerated, but their careers were done.
Dayton (Newark) is home to Weequahic Park, the second largest park in New Jersey, which is home to Weequahic Lake, an 18 hole golf course and a 2.2 mile cushioned walking-running track that encircles the lake.
The community gets high marks from Niche.com for (shocker) outdoor activities, nightlife and diversity. The overwhelming majority, 91%, of residents rent their homes, and the median household income is $18,838, well below the national average of $64,994.
With Dayton’s proximity to the Newark Airport, you’d think it would be a logical place for a stop on the Port Authority train route that connects Manhattan with Newark Airport. Instead, the route ends at Penn Station, southwest of the airport.
There is a train station in Dayton, but it isn’t accessible by any roads and is only a transfer station. If you think you can get to the airport from Dayton by train, you can fuhgettaboutit, although there are plans in the works to extend the rapid transit system into Dayton.
Like the rest of Newark, you get both ends of the weather spectrum in Dayton. In winter, you will need to bundle up, dealing with temperatures between a low of 27°F and a high of 39°F, rising to a balmy 48°F as spring begins in March.
Then, when the hot months arrive, you will shed the blankets for air conditioning and cool beverages, as summer soars to an average high of 85°F and low of 69°F. The summer months are hot and humid, making conditions “muggy, oppressive or miserable” at least 13% of the time.
From April to August, you can expect “a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day.” And that precipitation can range from a quick shower to a torrential downpour.
Of course, that kind of precipitation is usually ushered in with the help of a hurricane. For example, Hurricane Ida caused torrential rain and flash flooding across Newark in 2021.
You can also expect precipitation in the form of fluffy snowflakes in the winter, which look pretty but grow old quickly.
Average snowfall in Newark averages just over 21 inches in a typical winter, but some of that can arrive courtesy of the hurricane’s winter sister, the nor’easter, which brings wind, storm surge and blizzard conditions.
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If you are looking for a place to hold your Jonathan Dayton memorabilia, a self-storage unit can be the perfect solution. Fragile documents, photographs and books are susceptible to humidity and temperature fluctuations, so investing in a climate-controlled storage solution can protect your keepsakes.
If you are part of the majority of the community who rent their homes, you know how challenging finding more cupboard space can be, especially when you need the full range of clothing from human icicle to melting popsicle.
You can stash your cozy blankets and sweaters, beach gear, sandcastle-building supplies and other out-of-season goodies in a self-storage space that leaves you room in your closet. You can also store kitchen items and Nonna’s fancy china that you only take out on special occasions.
We have extended hours that allow you access to your possessions on your schedule, and we have state-of-the-art digital access systems, 24/7/365 security cameras and motion-activated lights to keep you safe.
Come and chat with our helpful staff at any of our locations to see how we can help you with your self-storage needs.
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