Port Reading storage units near you
About the Area
If you’re looking for storage in central New Jersey, Storage Post is your destination of choice. We have a number of self-storage facilities with a variety of storage unit sizes, including climate-controlled options to meet your needs. Want to know more about Port Reading? Read on…
Self-Storage in Port Reading, NJ
Port Reading was founded in the late 19th century by the Reading Railroad. If you’re a Monopoly fan, the Reading Railroad is the first of the four railroads on the board, located between Income Tax and Oriental Avenue (go ahead and check, we’ll wait). The town of Port Reading was created because the Reading Railroad (the actual railroad, not the game square) needed a depot to store coal on its way from Pennsylvania to NYC.
Port Reading is near the Arthur Kill waterway, across from Staten Island, New York. You’ll need to take the Outerbridge Crossing if you want to travel to Staten Island. Fun fact: if you travel from Jersey to Staten Island, it will cost you about $16 in tolls on the Outerbridge. But if you travel back from NY to Jersey on the same bridge, it’s free. No need to dig around in your car for change, though—nowadays, cameras simply take a picture of your license plate and mail you the bill.
While Port Reading might be a youngster in terms of American history, the Township of Woodbridge where it's located is not. Woodbridge Township is the oldest in New Jersey, and was granted a charter by King Charles II of England in 1669. James Parker established the first permanent printing house in New Jersey in 1751. He published "The New American Magazine" from there, which was the first periodical produced in the Colony and second on the continent.
The Port Reading Community
Niche.com gives Port Reading top marks for diversity and outdoor activities. Eighty-four percent of residents own their homes, and the average household value is $293,200. It’s a small community of only about 4,000 residents, with a median age of 44.
Port Reading is right off the Jersey Turnpike and is just minutes from Carteret, Linden, Rahway, Perth Amboy (the birthplace of Jon Bon Jovi) and Woodbridge. It’s also 13 miles to Newark, the largest city in the state.
If you like activities on the water, the Arthur Kill waterway runs right up to Port Reading. In fact, one of the landmarks in the Port Reading port is the McMyler Coal Dumper, which was invented in 1917 and was the height of engineering at the time.
Self-Storage Facilities Near Port Reading
Why Choose Storage Post?
Living close to the water in Port Reading, the weather blows right on up the Arthur Kill and into your backyard. Temperatures in the winter average 29°F, with an average of 25 inches of snow per year. In the summer, it gets hot and sticky, with average temperatures in the mid-80s°F. Winter can attract Nor’easters, and in the summer, hurricanes have been known to make an appearance, with the last one being Ida in 2021.
That’s a lot of wind, rain and dampness. Dampness and humidity do a number on items like metal (just ask the McMyler Coal Dump) and also encourages mold and mildew on paper, photos and fabric. Temperature fluctuations can damage wood, too. One of the best ways to help protect your valuables is to store them in one of Storage Post's climate-controlled self-storage units.
Our staff is pretty great, too. Our local staff can give you directions, explain the “New Jersey Jughandle” and help you navigate to our location without breaking any traffic laws. You’re on your own for speeding, though.
A number of our locations have onsite parking, which saves you the trouble of trying to park, determining if there's enough snow to trigger the no-parking rules and figuring out whether your rental truck meets the definition of commercial vehicle.
We understand that sometimes life throws you curveballs, and you may need a short-term solution while you deal with renovations, repair flood damage or store your watercraft for the winter. That's why Storage Post has both short- and long-term rental options.
Stop by one of our Storage Post locations near Port Reading, New Jersey, and find out how we can assist you with your storage needs.
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