The gorgeous natural setting of Memphis, Tennessee, on a bluff overseeing the Mississippi River, provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. That’s definitely a perk for its more than 650,000 residents, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic made traveling difficult this summer.

From fishing and water sports to hiking, biking or camping, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun in and around Memphis. Enjoy the many offers of Shelby Farms Park, go fishing in the Mississippi River, or camp with your family at T. O. Fuller State Park.

Outdoors activities are great, but where do you keep all that gear, be it bikes, tents, camping equipment, or an RV? Many homes don’t have enough storage space for outdoor equipment on top of everyday belongings. Fortunately, the typical monthly rate for renting a non-climate-controlled (non-CC) 10×10 self storage unit in Memphis stands at $82, according to Yardi Matrix data, which is much lower than the national average.

There are currently more than 80 self storage facilities around the city, which means there are plenty of options. To make your search for self storage easier, we’ve selected five of the best ones in the area to highlight:

1. A – AAA Key Mini Storage, 1411 Corporate Avenue, Memphis, TN

This storage facility offers a wide assortment of sizes, from small, 4×4 lockers, ideal when you need some extra space for your golf clubs or fishing gear, to large 400 square feet units, perfect for occasions such as moving homes or remodeling.

Some of the units are climate-controlled (CC), and prices for those start at around $30 and go up to $225 per month for bigger sizes. AAA Key Mini’s property is secured by a fence and an electronic gate, with security cameras covering the entire perimeter. There’s also an onsite manager to provide help and information, and the facility is open seven days per week, from 6 AM to 9 PM.

2. Storage Locker – 6303 Summer Avenue, Memphis

The Storage Locker excels in variety of unit sizes – you can choose between 13 different sizes, from 5×5 units to 20×30 ones, or even 10×40 parking spaces for RVs and other vehicles. Prices start at a little over $30 for the smallest units and stop at $317 for a roomy, 600 square feet one.

The property allows 24-hour access, and the safety of your belongings is ensured by security cameras and a fenced and gated perimeter. An onsite manager is available during office hours to check in with about the facility’s amenities, including drop box available, mail or packages accepted, and discounts for different categories of customers.

3. 1st Choice Storage – 4271 Raleigh Lagrange Road, Memphis, TN

Conveniently located in the middle of a busy residential and retail area, 1st Choice Storage facility offers a wide assortment of units. Whether you need a 4×5 locker, a huge, 22×60 storage space, or anything in between, you’ll find it here. The small units rent for about $25 per month, a typical 10X10 for around $50 per month, while the extra-large, 22×60 will cost you about $625.

The facility is fitted with security cameras and also provides drive-up access to units and free parking. The onsite manager is available during normal office hours, and customers have 24-hour access to their units.

4. Smart Space Self Storage – 6105 Apple Tree Drive, Memphis, TN

Smart Space gives you choices: whether you need a CC or standard self storage unit, from 5×5 to 10X30 units. Prices start at around $70 for a 5×5 CC unit, while a 10×10 CC unit goes for about $90 per month. If you need a large, climate-controlled unit, like the 20X15 ones, the monthly rate caps off around $300.

Amenities include 24-hour access for customers, drive-up access for some units, and free parking for customers. To help keep your belongings secure, access is through an electronic gate, and the facility is fitted with security cameras.

5. Devon Self Storage – 3577 New Getwell Road, Memphis, TN

This storage facility offers units located inside or outside, the latest being drive-up units. You can pick from sizes starting at 5×12 going up to 30×30. You also have the choice between CC and regular units. The monthly rate for a 5×12 unit is about $30, while a 12×30 unit is about $230.

You can also store RVs, boats and other vehicles at this facility. Access is via an electronic gate with a personalized pin code, and the surveillance systems monitor the property 24/7. Business and commercial storage is also available, and the facility accepts deliveries for customers.

If these facilities are not conveniently located for your needs, don’t worry: you can find plenty of self storage units in Memphis, in any of the city’s 80+ facilities.


Maria Gatea is a real estate and lifestyle editor for Yardi with a background in Journalism and Communication. After covering business and finance-related topics as a freelance writer for 15 years, she is now focusing on researching and writing about the real estate industry. You may contact Maria via email.

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