The Organized Life

New Gardena Storage Units Open to Meet Demand

The Los Angeles South Bay is booming with business, and the latest Gardena storage units at Public Storage are no exception! The facility is ready with new self storage options to serve its neighbors and commuters.

The new Public Storage at 16100 S Avalon Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248 just opened about 350 units for South Bay locals and workers near the 91 freeway and Carson. An additional 800 Gardena storage units will be available in a couple of weeks.

For drivers heading to work or home, it’s hard to miss the three-story building on the corner of East Alondra Boulevard, east of the 110 freeway. And that was intentional, as the facility strives to provide the most convenient storage units in the city.

“There really wasn’t a lot of storage in the area,” said Doug Gasperik, the Public Storage construction manager who helped build the new facility. “But we’ve changed that.”

Moving to the Los Angeles South Bay Region

Tech companies – including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! – have been setting up shop near these famous southern shores for years. And the abundance of computer-based companies helped coin the area’s nickname of “Silicon Beach.”

A few years ago, Los Angeles tech companies hired more employees – upwards of 350,000 – than other metro regions in the country, according to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Institute for Applied Economics.

With great jobs and proximity to famous beaches, it’s no wonder people keep moving to L.A.’s South Bay. While the area gets more expensive to live in as it grows, the affordable housing in some South Bay cities – including Gardena – make them desirable locations to buy homes.

The average price of a home in Gardena is $530,100, according to real estate site Zillow. That price may seem high to those unfamiliar with Los Angeles housing prices, but it’s quite affordable compared to the $1 million median home price in nearby Redondo Beach.

“Gardena is a constantly growing and diverse city,” said Robert Arredondo, a Public Storage district manager. “We’re in the middle of a melting pot of different folks.”

Since new movers are heading in and around the South Bay every day, Public Storage constantly seeks opportunities to expand in the area and provide new storage unit options for newcomers and lifelong residents alike. The new Gardena facility, which is close to many major freeways, is a great example of that.

“We’ll continue to look along the 405 Freeway corridor in that area,” said Bryan Miranda, vice president of Public Storage's west coast development.

Adding More Than a Thousand Storage Units in Gardena, Calif.

Public Storage isn’t new to Gardena, but it is new to the area’s neighborhoods near California State University, Dominguez Hills.

“The property is located on great piece of real estate on the corner of two busy streets, and in an area where we didn’t have a presence,” Miranda said.

Close to Carson, Compton and Rancho Dominguez, the large facility is convenient for residents of in several nearby neighborhoods.

“This is a very densely-populated area, and we’re a great option for folks who live in small apartments and want to hold onto their stuff,” Arredondo said. “Avalon Boulevard, where the facility is located, is also a street that runs from Downtown L.A. to the coast in Wilmington where people often commute. When you’re stuck in traffic at a red light here, you can’t miss us.”

All of the units in the facility are climate controlled and come in a wide range of sizes for all types of movers – from 5x5 to 10x20.

The 133,000-square-foot indoor facility boasts two security gates, a seasoned property manager familiar with the area and a video system that monitors property access.

So if you’re looking to break up a busy Los Angeles commute, moving to the area for a new job, or just wanting to make more room at home, stop by and say hi! We’ve got the perfect space for you.