Public Storage just added two new climate controlled storage facilities in the Boston area, boosting our Beantown presence by just over 7% in a single day!
Public Storage 1901 Revere Beach Pkwy, Everett, MA 02149 and Public Storage 671 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169 were added to offer a total of just over 2,300 more climate control storage units indoors, on the outskirts of the capitol of New England.
These are our first storage facilities opening in the Bay State in more than six years, and both locations are all climate control storage. Given the Boston area’s popularity and growth, these two new locations acquired just outside of town have a lot of offer consumers eager for space.
“This will increase and improve our offering in Boston,” said Erik Svensson, a company vice president on the Real Estate team.
Both the Everett and Quincy locations are close to subway stops and less than a 30 minute drive to Boston Logan International Airport. They’re easy to get to.
So whether you’d rather root for the Red Sox or the Patriots, we’ll welcome you, and your gear, with a cheer!
Adding Storage in Everett is no Gamble for Customers
This is our second storage facility in Everett, where we offer about 1,250 climate controlled storage units on six floors in a tidy glass and concrete structure. It is easy to access, near the intersection of 2nd Street and Revere Beach Parkway as well as Interstate 93 and Route 1. The Everett storage facility is also within a short drove of downtown Boston.
Everett is a once low-key suburb north of Boston with a growing Vegas glitz and more jobs that are attracting more residents. In all, the town grew by 13% since 2010, according to the U.S. Census.
The new Encore Boston Harbor casino and resort opened here in June with a 210,000-square-foot luxury casino and 671-room hotel with a spa and all the amenities. The Encore casino project also includes planned public transportation upgrades and an integrated harbor walk, with restaurants, shopping and business convention space.
There’s also fun shopping and restaurants in Everett Square along Broadway. And Mystic River, featured in the crime film with Sean Penn, is worth a visit.
“These are areas that are starting to get more built up,” said area manager Andrew Berg. “There’s higher end apartment buildings in nice up-and-coming areas.”
In fact, Everett is bursting at the seams with new residents moving in for jobs at places like General Electric, nearby life sciences companies in the Boston Seaport District, and more. And Beantown’s top-notch academic institutions, medical communities and research facilities, have always been strong draws.
All these factors help drive an expensive real estate market and the need for extra storage. Homes in Everett are $323 a square foot, or 9% more than the area average, according to Zillow.
Quincy’s Growing Rapidly Too
If you thought north of Boston was a hive of activity because of the Encore in Everett, south of Boston is just as much a draw in the city of Quincy, where we recently added our first Public Storage facility in town. The nearly 1,100 indoor storage units are in a tidy brick and glass building. It’s conveniently near Avalon Beach, Shipyard Point and the U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum.
The “City of Presidents” is the birthplace is John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as John Hancock, president of the first Continental Congress.
Aside from the all the job opportunities continuing to sprout up in the Beantown area, biotech companies are locating in Quincy, such as Biomodex, a company that makes anatomical replicas for surgical training. There’s also Leukolab, a blood and bone marrow collection facility, and Ras Labs, which develops polymer technology for prosthetic limbs.
“It’s been very rapid and continues to be very strong,” Berg said of the area’s economic growth.
Quincy’s population increased 2.5% since 2010, according to the U.S. Census, and city officials reportedly hope they hit 100,000 people in the next year. The city has over a dozen different neighborhoods rooted in colonial history.
Quincy has a median home price per square foot of $373, or 26% higher than the metro average, according to Zillow.
“These new storage properties offer a much needed solution to those folks who are living in apartments,” Berg said.