Self Storage – The Heights

Quality Self Storage in Houston’s The Heights, Minutes from Downtown

As far as Houston storage facilities go, our location in The Heights — one of the city’s buzziest neighborhoods — is hard to beat. Located on Shephard Drive, this welcoming, secure and clean storage facility is a stone’s throw from some of the best food, shopping and attractions in the area. We’d love to help you meet your storage needs!

The Heights is a Hip Home Base in Northwest-Central Houston

Established in the late 1800s, The Heights was originally a “streetcar suburb.” Northwest of downtown Houston, it has long been an attractive neighborhood to young professionals and its easy access to I-10, the 610 Loop and I-45 make it a convenient home base to explore the greater Houston area.

Along The Heights’ tree-lined streets, you’ll find historic homes interspersed among new developments and warehouse lofts. After initial growth in the post-World War II era, the neighborhood saw another population boom in the ‘90s and remains one of the most active areas in Houston for real estate transactions. With plentiful activity, good schools and economic opportunity, it’s easy to understand why young professionals, families and businesses have flocked to The Heights from across the nation.

The Heights has earned a reputation for numerous contemporary art galleries, giving the area an artistic flair, as well as energetic restaurants and hip boutiques. One only needs to stroll down the 19th Street Strip (just north of our facility) to discover a plethora of food options: Tex Mex, chicken and waffles, artisan coffee, Thai food and bakeries…the list goes on. Hungry yet?

Our central Houston facility in The Heights is close to the Texas capital’s biggest attractions and most in-demand neighborhoods. It’s less than a half-hour drive from the Houston Zoo and 15 minutes to the University of Houston’s downtown campus.

Quick Facts About Houston, TX

Founded: 1836
Population: 2,325,502
Square mileage: 655
Per capita personal income: $56,077
Average commute: 30 minutes

Source: Greater Houston Partnership, “Houston Facts, 2020”  

Things to Do Near The Heights in Houston

At the center of the nation’s fourth-most populous city, The Heights is brimming with fun activities and one-of-a-kind cultural attractions.

Begin your journey at the Buffalo Bayou Park, stretching across 160 acres along the banks of the historic Buffalo Bayou. One of the focal points for Texas’ earliest settlers, the Buffalo Bayou has served as a major trade channel and a critical aspect of Houston’s flood control system. It’s also hosts the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, surrounding the Bayou Bend Mansion. The mansion was constructed in 1928 and eventually donated to the Museum of Fine Arts in 1957. Another place to see is the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, a former drinking water reservoir deep underground that has been transformed into an impressive public space, hosting a variety of rotating art installations.

For another artistic destination, visit the Art Car Museum. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a museum full of cars that are also works of art. It’s the culmination of the Art Car Movement, which encourages infusing everyday commodities (cars) into elaborate statements of self-expression. Here, you’ll find a four-door plastered from wheel to roof in shards of broken glass, a station wagon decked out in plastic fruit and even vehicles that look like animals or rocket ships. (Good thing our facility has drive-up units, suited to even the wildest art cars!)

After imagining how you’re going to upgrade your own set of wheels, head over to the 19th Street Strip for a bite to eat and some window shopping. Make sure to swing by Vinyl Edge Records — the Houston mainstay for music fans is filled to the brim with rare, used and new vinyl. Another place you’ll want to browse is Manready Mercantile. On display is a broad selection of made-in-USA goods for the true-to-heart Texan: mustache balm, rugged apparel with that perfect “worn-in” appeal, beautiful leather accessories and so much more. You may even purchase an aromatic soy candle that’s made in-house.

Venture downtown for a visit to the Houston Zoo (the second-most visited zoo in the U.S.), with more than 6,000 animals from 900 species. See exotic animals, including a herd of Asian elephants, 200 species of birds and a selection of big cats. Moreover, learn about animals found closer to home at the Texas Wetlands exhibit, featuring American alligators, whooping cranes and bald eagles.

Find Climate-Controlled Storage in Houston’s Northwest Neighborhoods

If you’re seeking self-storage in Houston, our location in The Heights area might be an ideal choice for you, your family or your business. We pride ourselves on exceptionally well-maintained units with security cameras and alarms — you can be sure your belongings are safe and sound. Plus, we provide moving supplies and a free move-in truck with any rental (depending on availability).

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1526 N. Shepherd Dr.,
Houston TX 77008
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This is a really great facility. It’s laid out well and easy to use. It’s supper convenient to my house. Very clean and well maintained. Erica is wonderful to work with! So helpful and friendly. She’s efficient and got me a great unit and a fantastic discount for the first two months. I could not be happier with this facility. Erica is the best!

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Erica has been extremely helpful over the last several months. We had to move all of our belongings into storage as our lease was up on our rental home and our home remodeling project was delayed. Erica helped us secure your moving truck and even helped us get a truck from another location when we were in a bind. When we needed an additional storage space, she quickly set us up with a convenient spot. She is extremely responsive and professional at all times. It has been a sincere pleasure doing business with Erica and Storage West.

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