Tompkinsville, Staten Island, NY Self-Storage storage units near you
Located on the eastern shore of Staten Island, keeping a watchful eye on the marine traffic sailing into the New York Bay, Tompkinsville is one of the oldest settlements on Staten Island. It was originally part of the town of Castleton, (not to be confused with Castleton-on-Hudson, a village in upstate NY) which was the home of the provincial governor of New York. Castleton was dissolved when it was added to the city of New York in 1898, but the Tomkinsville neighborhood lives on.
Want to know more about Tompkinsville? Read on…
Self-Storage in Tompkinsville, NY
Tompkinsville is in northeastern Staten Island, on the eastern shore looking over Upper New York Bay. It might be on the eastern shore, but residents still consider Tompkinsville North Shore.
Originally referred to as “The Watering Place” because of its freshwater spring, legions of European explorers dropped anchor there to replenish their fresh water supplies after long trips across the ocean. The British also used it as a staging area for the French and Indian War in 1761.
Today, Tompkinsville is far from the untouched slice of coastline it once was. With a population density of up to 16,000 people per square mile, Tompkinsville is a crowded place (and storage is a hot commodity).
The Tompkinsville, NY Community
Fort Richmond protected NYC from British troops during the War of 1812, because the ships decided it would be a bad idea to sail past the 900 cannons that lined the shore and pointed toward the bay. Soon-to-be-Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins bolstered Staten Island’s defenses further by building Fort Tompkins at the top of the hill.
In 1815, Tompkins established a neighborhood next to the existing quarantine station (since people had to live somewhere once their quarantine period was over) and Tompkinsville was born. America’s first saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, worked with her father at the quarantine station.
By 1817, Tompkins had built a dock and begun offering steam ferry service into Manhattan, and the rest is history. He was also instrumental as Vice President in establishing the transit system that linked Staten Island to Manhattan.
Niche.com gives Tompkinsville top marks for nightlife, diversity and outdoor activities. Median home value is $527,169, but slightly more people (51%) rent their homes than own. About 35% of residents are families with children, and it’s an educated bunch, with a whopping 60% of residents having at least some post-secondary education, including 18% of that total who have a Masters degree or better.
Self-Storage Facilities Near Tompkinsville, NY
We have several nearby Storage Post locations for your convenience:
Why Choose Storage Post
Tompkinsville is right on the water, so if watersports are your thing, you’re in the right place. Kayaks, canoes, seadoos and other water toys can take up a great deal of room in the garage in the winter, and if you rent your home, they could make for a really uncomfortable sitting area (if they fit in your micro-apartment at all!). That's why Storage Post has a location close to Tompkinsville on the North Shore of Staten Island with a variety of self-storage units to meet all your needs.
One thing about living in New York City is that you'll experience all four seasons, and that requires a variety of clothing, from cute sandals to warm boots and everything in between. If your fashion sense is bigger than your closet space, a climate-controlled self-storage unit is the perfect solution for you. Temperature fluctuations are hard on everything from documents to photos to furniture to your off-season clothing, and climate-controlled self storage will protect your clothing no matter what the weather throws at you. It's also the perfect solution for storing things like patio cushions, extra blankets and pillows and all the gardening implements you won't need until spring.
Staten Island may have a reputation for being the neighborhood of choice for mobsters, but we don’t allow any funny business at our facilities. We have 24/7/365 security cameras, personal digital access codes and motion-activated lighting to keep you and your possessions safe at all times.
As an added bonus, many of our self-storage locations (including our North Shore self-storage facility) have on-site parking. Goodbye, parking tickets.
Plus our friendly staff can even give you directions, explain the different storage unit sizes and set you up with a personal access code or self-storage insurance.
If you're one of the many Tompkinsville residents who could use some extra storage space, stop by one of our Storage Post locations today!
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