Self-storage units have gained popularity in Niceville as a viable solution for residents seeking additional space to accommodate their household or business belongings. They offer secure
storage with features like surveillance cameras, security gates, and alarms, providing protection against theft and vandalism that may be lacking at home. Additionally, these units safeguard belongings from weather damage, maintaining a consistent climate.
The advantage of a storage unit over garage storage is evident in freeing up space at home, particularly in garages often overloaded with items. Storage units also excel in organization and accessibility, offering drive-up units and inventory management systems for easy retrieval.
Storage units provide better pest control in a cleaner environment, reducing the risk of damage and disease spread by rodents and insects—a common concern in garages. On the financial front, storage units prove to be a cost-effective solution, eliminating the need for expensive home or garage renovations. Compared to using a home garage for storage, storage units often prove to be the superior choice.
With that said, and without further ado here are Niceville’s Top 10 storage units (yes, there are more than 10) based on Google review scores.
Affordable Climate Control Mini Storage: A Uhaul affiliate and offering a military discount, Affordable Climate Control Mini Storage comes in at #1 on this list. Access
hours are 7 days a week from 7am to 9pm.
Avid Storage: Our #2 storage facility located on Hwy 20 offers multiple sized climate-controlled storage units. Access hours are daily from 6am-10pm.
The Oaks Mini Storage: Our #3 choice boasts a 5-star review score and offers flexible options on Partin Dr. With a signed lease there are month-to-month options available.
Extra Space Storage provides several options for climate-controlled storage spaces to include indoor drive-up access! Their access hours are 7 days a week 6am to 10pm.
Niceville Storage “Store Local”: At #5, Niceville Storage is our first storage unit option that offers 24 hours access. They now feature 250 additional climate-controlled units.
Avid Storage (White Point Rd Location): Just like Avid on Hwy 20, Avid offers multiple
units with daily access from 6am-10pm.
Prime Storage: Not only do they offer consistent, but year also round indoor temperatures Prime Storage offers other amenities such as boxes and moving supplies, dollies and carts, 24 hour access, and a freight elevator for transportation to their upper floors.
KO Storage: KO Storage offers multiple options for storage needs. They are located next to the Emergency Vet Clinic of Niceville. Offering month-to-month rentals and drive-up units, KO Storage can also assist in locating vehicle storage locations.
SpareBox Storage– Located in Bluewater Bay, SpareBox offers small, medium, large, and extra-large unit options all with traditional drive-up access. Your storage unit is available for access 7 days a week from 5am-10pm.
Mullet Creek Storage – Don’t be mad at me, but I actually love the mullet mural. It’s well-done, charming, and breaks up the monotony of warehouse style storage facilities.
According to their website they are currently offering discounts on the first month’s rent at the time of this writing with multiple-sized units available. They also offer $100 for every referral. Their access hours are from 6am-10pm 7 days a week.
Why do we have so many storage units? There is no one reason. Storage units have been around for a long time even in our quaint are of Niceville, Florida. One reason, in recent years, could be attributed to the huge influx of people moving to Florida having been due to laxer lockdowns, according to The Economist.
With families moving in and out due to military orders storage facilities can offer a great way to hold items in anticipation of moving back to Niceville when the time comes. It’s also a great way, whether you agree or not, for someone to enter the commercial real estate market. It is the most cost-effective way to build a structure, instantly improving the land. Again, don’t kill the messenger. You may be worried that more storage units
are coming. Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t, but if you have identified an awesome location in the Niceville area that hasn’t been developed yet, jump in, and build something you love! The city tends to rally around its citizens supporting new businesses. Who knows, maybe you’ll use one of these storage units to safely store your business’ inventory.
John Sallman is the Broker/Owner of Salt and Light Realty and a regular contributor to Midbaynews.com. In addition to serving others as a realtor in the Niceville and Valparaiso areas, Sallman is a world class chef, with more than a decade of experience in the finest restaurants along the Emerald Coast.
Sallman, a Niceville resident since childhood, has experience in all types of real estate transactions. His brokerage specializes in sales and property management. reach out to him today at John@saltandlightrealty.com.