Tottenville storage units near you

About the Area

Bordered by Arthur Kill, Lower New York Harbor and Raritan Bay, Tottenville used to be an oystering port. Over the past 20 years, the locale has reinvented itself into a cozy neighborhood on southwestern Staten Island, NY.

Self-Storage in Tottenville, NY

Storage Post is near the Tottenville, NY community, and we love it there.

Tottenville is the southernmost town in New York State, and Ward’s Point in the neighborhood is the southernmost part of both New York State and New York City (because Staten Island is a borough of NYC).

In the autumn, migrating monarch butterflies and dragonflies congregate on Ward’s Point before heading south to Mexico for the winter.

With its history as an oyster mecca, and surrounded by Arthur Kill and Raritan Bay, Tottenville residents are familiar with watersports such as boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing.

All that watersport equipment can take up a great deal of space, and kayaks do not make great winter coffee tables. A self-storage unit can be a great solution for safeguarding all the fun-in-the-sun gear during the off-season.

Our Perth Amboy, NJ Storage Post location is a short drive across the Outerbridge Crossing. If you’re travelling from New Jersey to Tottenville, it will cost you $16 in tolls, but the return trip is free because there are no tolls from New York to New Jersey.

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The Tottenville, NY Community


In 1670, the Duke of York decreed that any island in New York Harbor that could be circumnavigated in under 24 hours would be part of New York instead of New Jersey. Captain Christopher Billopp rose to the occasion and sailed around Staten Island in 23 hours.

A decade later, in 1680, Billopp built a home in Tottenville, which became the site of a conference in 1776 to negotiate an end to the American Revolutionary War.

Tottenville is also home to a large Native American burial ground. Located in Conference House Park, the protected site is known as Burial Ridge.

In the early 19th century, Tottenville was known for its oysters, but native oyster beds became depleted and were replaced with oyster seeds from Virginia, Long Island and Maryland. (An oyster seed is actually a small oyster used to replenish native oyster stocks. You’re welcome.)

Tottenville then turned its attention to shipbuilding, and several major shipyards settled in the area. It was a hub of shipbuilding until the early 1920s.


If you like outdoor activities, health and fitness and vibrant nightlife, then Tottenville is a dream destination for you. According to, the median home value is $751,411, and 79% of residents own their homes.

In Tottenville, 38% of the households are families with kids, and they are an educated bunch, with 67% having at least some post-secondary education, including 15% who hold a master’s degree or higher.


The water that surrounds Tottenville influences the area’s weather, so you can expect weather to blow in from the Lower New York Harbor, Raritan River or Raritan Bay.

In January, you can expect an average temperature of 36°F, and, over the course of the winter, you can expect to deal with about 15 to 20 inches of snow.

In summer, you can expect 73% humidity and highs around 83°F. That makes for hot and sticky nights and sweltering days, especially if you don’t have air conditioning.

All that humidity in the air can encourage metal to rust, wood to warp or expand and the growth of mildew and mold. So, instead of keeping your lawn and garden tools and equipment in a garden shed, consider a climate-controlled self-storage unit.

These units ensure there is always air circulating and stable temperatures to protect your property from the damage that humidity and temperature fluctuations can cause.

Setting aside the world-renowned New York City fashion sense, dealing with all four seasons of weather requires clothing to match the temperatures. You need warm clothes, boots and cozy blankets in the winter and shorts, t-shirts, sunhats and sandals in the summer.

Even the most frugal capsule wardrobe takes up space, and a self-storage unit is a great solution for off-season storage.

Self-Storage Facilities Near Tottenville, NY

Why Choose Storage Post

Do you have a collection of vintage oyster farming implements, documents from the Revolutionary War or other artifacts and collectibles?

Different collectibles need different methods of protection. So, if you have photographs, baseball cards or antique dolls, we have some tips to help you protect your valuables.

And if you are wanting to store your boat or RV over the winter, we have some ideas on the best ways to do that as well.

Did you know a self-storage unit is the perfect solution for commercial or business needs? You can store supplies, equipment, inventory and more for a fraction of the cost of office space across the bay in Manhattan.

And if you’re a small business owner, a self-storage facility can be a silent partner to help you build your business to the next level.

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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