Self-Storage near Sewaren, NJ storage units near you
About the Area
Sewaren (pronounced SEEwaren, not SuhWARen), New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, snuggled between Perth Amboy and Carteret, right on the Arthur Kill waterway across from Staten Island, NY. The Outerbridge Crossing connects the two states.
Fun fact: if you travel from Sewaren to Staten Island, it will cost you about $16 in tolls. When you travel from Staten Island to Jersey on the same bridge, there is no cost.
Self-Storage in Sewaren
We have several Storage Post locations near the Sewaren community, and we love the people and learning about the local history. And if you're looking for self-storage near Sewaren, then we have plenty of options. Just scroll down for locations.
For instance, local legend has it that Sewaren has an unusual naming story. Back in the day, the area was a popular resort community, most of it owned by C.W. Boynton. His assistant, Warren, was the go-to guy for pretty much everything that needed solving, and people were told to “see Warren.”
Time went on, and people arriving to visit by ferry or train said they were going to “see Warren” until eventually the name stuck, becoming “Sewaren.”
Before the construction of bridges and roads, you could take a ferry from Sewaren to Perth Amboy and Woodbridge. You had a choice between a traditional steam ferry and a more economical version.
For $0.2, you could cross the 40-foot Woodbridge Creek on a wooden platform, which an enterprising entrepreneur with amazing upper body strength pulled by a cable and pulley.
The Sewaren Community
Living in Sewaren
If you’re looking for a place to live that is great for family, diversity and outdoor activities, then Sewaren is the place for you.
There are some wacky laws in New Jersey, and if you’re new to the area, you might need some help. For example, left turns are illegal (so is pumping your own gas). Our local staff can give you directions, explain the “New Jersey Jughandle” and help you navigate to our locations without breaking any traffic laws.
Niche.com confirms most people own their homes, and the average income is $95,505. Residents are split pretty evenly across all age groups, and people are well educated with only 8% of the total population having less than a high school education.
Woodbridge and Sewaren take their commitment to the environment seriously, and, as of May 2022, banned single-use plastic bags and polystyrene styrofoam takeout containers. If you go to the small stores, you might still be able to get a paper bag, but big box stores can only sell you a reusable bag.
(Or you can play grocery store Jenga and try to carry everything in your arms to your car without dropping anything. And you just know that tomato or apple is going to roll right under your car. …)
Weather in Sewaren
Like the rest of the Jersey Shore, Sewaren gets its share of weather events. In the winter, it can reach a chilly 21 F, and you’ll get snow, wind and a fun weather phenomenon called a nor’easter that blows in from the Atlantic Ocean, up the harbor, and brings wind, snow, hail and storm surge.
In January 2022, a nor’easter dumped 12 to 18 inches of snow along the Jersey coast, including Sewaren. That kind of cold, damp weather requires snow equipment, puffy coats, hats, scarves, boots with good grip and cozy blankets in case you lose power.
Living along the waterfront in Sewaren is beautiful, but has some challenges. For one thing, in addition to winter nor’easters, you may also receive a visit from their angry hurricane cousins in the summer.
Hurricane Carol and Diane in the 1950s wiped out the pavilion at the Sewaren Land and Water Club, and storm surge from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 damaged a fuel tank and several homes.
Summer also brings time for fun in the sun, since temperatures and humidity make things sticky, with daytime averages pushing into the high 80s. That calls for shorts, tank tops and pool floaties.
A self-storage unit is a great way to store the out of season essentials while leaving room in your house.
Self-Storage Facilities Near Sewaren
- 900 State St, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
- 1051 Edward St, Linden, NJ 07036
- 401 South Park Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036
- 1189 Magnolia Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
- 620 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Why Choose Storage Post
Wind, rain and dampness can damage metal, cause mold and mildew growth on paper, photos and fabric and cause wood to warp. One of the best ways to protect your valuables is to store them in one of Storage Post's climate-controlled self-storage units.
Year-round air circulation and consistent temperatures ensure your valuables are protected no matter what’s going on outside.
And once you’re there, many of our facilities have onsite parking. You won’t have to try to park, guess whether enough snow has fallen to trigger the no-parking rules or work out whether your rental van is considered a commercial vehicle.
We love supporting small and medium-sized businesses in the Sewaren community, and you might need storage space for supplies, inventory or equipment too. Storage Post welcomes business and commercial accounts.
If you find yourself in need of short-term storage while you renovate your home, deal with a flood or figure out the next stage of your life, a self-storage unit can be a great solution. While we hope you’ll use our services for a long time, we also offer short-term month-to-month rental options.
And you can view options, sign the contract and manage everything online without leaving your comfy blankets while the nor’easter is blowing.
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