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Life Storage in Somerville (#433)

51 McGrath Hwy. Somerville, MA 02143
  • Phone: 617-629-4410
  • Office Hours
    • Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
    • Saturday: 9am - 6pm
    • Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
  • Access Hours
    • Daily: 6:00am—9:00pm
  • Office Closings
    • Closed for Lunch: 1pm to 2pm , Mon-Sat.
Save Up to $25 more! When you complete our Rapid Rental We'll waive the admin fee (up to $25) when you complete our Rapid Rental form in advance of your arrival. You'll save some money, and a bunch of time on move-in day!
Store Hours
  • Office Hours
    • Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
    • Saturday: 9am - 6pm
    • Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
  • Access Hours
    • Daily: 6:00am—9:00pm
  • Office Closings
    • Closed for Lunch: 1pm to 2pm , Mon-Sat.

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Serving Somerville

Somerville is the most densely populated city in New England, so it can be tough to find a home with enough storage space. That's why many people turn to Life Storage on McGrath Highway, where you can rent anything from a two-foot by two-foot storage unit to a 400-square-foot unit that's big enough to hold the contents of a four-bedroom house. Many units have climate control, and the facility offers a range of boxes and packing supplies for sale. Find us right by the Twin City Plaza.

Our 51 McGrath Hwy. location has been providing self storage in Boston since 2013. With over 700 locations nationwide, Life Storage is one of the largest, most reputable self storage companies in the world. Founded in 1985, we were formerly known as Uncle Bob's Self Storage until changing our name in 2016.

This Life Storage location also proudly serves: Somerville, Dorchester, South Boston, Lynn

Location Features

  • Life Storage Store Climate Controlled Storage Units

    Climate Controlled storage spaces provide a temperature controlled environment for your belongings. These spaces keep your items cool in the summer and heated in the winter, and are ideal for protecting items such as wood, electronics, and plastic that can be damaged from temperature changes and extremes. Learn more about the benefits of climate controlled storage here.

  • Life Storage Store Surveillance Cameras

    Smile, you're on camera! Surveillance cameras are positioned throughout the facility to create a safer environment by monitoring traffic in and out of the facility and deterring trespassers.

  • Life Storage Store Wine Storage

    Looking to store a personal wine collection or stock for your business? This facility offers climate controlled wine storage units in a variety of sizes. Located in a specially-designed section of our facility, our wine storage spaces have temperature and humidity climate control, specialized lighting, and enhanced security features that are ideal for storing and preserving wine. You can see the wine storage units for this store here.

  • Life Storage Store Vehicle/Boat Parking

    This facility offers month-to-month rental of parking for cars, trailers, and larger vehicles such as boats and RVs. Some spaces offer covering for protection from the elements - see specific space details for features. For a quick intro to vehicle storage, click here.

  • Life Storage Store Boxes & Packing Supplies Sold Here

    This Life Storage location carries a full line of moving and storage supplies such as boxes, packing tape, packing materials, and more! Our supplies help move awkward items like wardrobes and big screen TVs and keep delicate items like dishes safe during moving and storage. Stop in our office before the big move for your supplies! For helpful moving and packing tips, visit our guide here.

Reviews for Life Storage in Somerville (#433)

(4.82 out of 5) based on 50 reviews

We ask our customers about their experience with us at three points during their stay at Life Storage. We've collected over 100,000 surveys, and shown below is just a small sample of what customers are saying about Life Storage in Somerville (#433). We're proud of our team of store associates, our facility, and the great things we hear from our customers!

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  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Great service by your on-site office and the phone center ahead of time. Only negative was that the elevator was out and no hope of restoring in a timely manner. Very inconvenient, considering only basement room available! But the wonderful manager (?) and spotless facility were so outstanding that I still chose you to rent from. Just puzzled how elevator could be allowed to stay unrepaired for more than a day."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "The rental online process was easy and clear. I liked saving $25 by filling out my paperwork online! The staff at the Boston location I rented at are always friendly and helpful. So much so that I am a repeat customer. Great employees, great company! "

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.9 out of 5

    "So glad the second garage door got fixed! Sometimes I miss the hours, so possibly seeing if extending the hours makes sense would be beneficial."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "You were great. Thank You!!!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "I just wrote an essay on this and it was evidently deleted as I took too long! I was thrilled with my experience and happy with both the call center employee who first answered the phone and the gentleman in the office who signed us up as he was very patient when we were indecisive about which boxes to purchase, took us on a nice tour, and helped my daughter and I feel it would be safe for her to come and go due to the security and the controlled access. I was very pleased to be able to get my credit card billed, making my life easier. "

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.9 out of 5

    "Clean (down to the women's room, and snow removal in the parking lot!), well-run facility with plenty of dollies. I've had two different units over >5 years, and when I need one again, I'll be back."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.8 out of 5

    "Good relationship. Maybe I'll need you guys again."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "We greatly appreciate that our nonprofit is able to hold small volunteer events at Uncle Bob's [Life Storage], using the work space room and our storage space. Thank you!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.9 out of 5

    "Great place. I would absolutely rent there again if need arose. Also, I have happily recommended to friends and work colleagues."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.2 out of 5

    "I wish the prices were lower because I am paying for 2 storage units. Other than that, nothing to complain about. Your survey should also have a N/A type field. I rarely go in the office but I didn't want to give the staff a bad rating because of that."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.9 out of 5

    "I have used Uncle Bob's for the past 3 summers, and it has been an excellent experience! For me, it has been an ideal place for college dorm storage!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.2 out of 5

    "Accessibility and location are important to me and those expectations were met."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.6 out of 5

    "Very helpful in choosing a space."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "everything worked out in a timely manner."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Efficient service, polite & friendly staff person (Jose)"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Both of the store managers at the McGrath Hwy Somerville location, Jose and Chuck, went out of their way to be helpful, above and beyond the call of duty. Really made our move a lot easier, thanks guys!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.3 out of 5

    "the price , stop me to give you the highest ranking on the survey can exceed expectation with the monthly cost at$200 "

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.2 out of 5

    "I am having a problem with the sliding closure on my storage space door. In September I will be coming in to seek assistance about having this fixed. "

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    3.6 out of 5

    "In my three visits since getting my space, I have struggled with the availability, selection, and quality of the carts. On my first visit, the only available cart had a sticky, malfunctioning wheel which made it very hard to maneuver. My second visit,the only available cart was two-tiered, which was hard for the furniture I had to move. On my most recent visit, another customer let me use their cart on the managers' urging after I had been waiting for 20-30 minutes for any carts to become available. Please buy more carts and get rid of the old ones. This is a major part of the service I pay for and a relatively minor expense on your part."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Entirely satisfied."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.7 out of 5

    "I have fairly low expectations for storage facilities, but I was pleased with my Uncle Bob's experience."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.6 out of 5

    "Excellent"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "good job."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "In my condo association meetings and our holiday party I have shared my postive experience and reasonable pricing offered at Uncle Bobs [Life Storage]'s. "

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Chuck and Jose are the best. They always help me whenever I need it. Were very accommodating when they new I was moving back to Boston from California. They really helped me make the move easier. "

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Your manager Chuck has always been pleasant, helpful and always goes above and beyond! Thank you!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.9 out of 5

    "My parents rent space @ a Texas facility. Your property is larger and more upgraded. I also like that your facility provides more loading equipment.Great! The automatic door at your loading dock was the only thing I found inconvenient."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Everything is great"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Easy communication and very competent and respectful staff! Pleasure."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "This place is great! Easy to navigate and personnel is nice, helpful and knowledgeable."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.7 out of 5

    "I appreciated that you were flexible and helpful without being at all rushed. It was relaxed, low-key which I liked."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.6 out of 5

    "I really do love my storage unit! I am happy that my belongings are located in a place that feels safe to me! The reason I chose this storage space over others is because I felt I was given personalized attention and advice. The manager (ie: in store manager) was extremely helpful and did not aim at making the most money out of my arrangement. The only negative comment I can make is that the floor could be cleaner although I do understand this is a storage facility and not an apartment building. I would definitely recommend this storage space to others. Actually, I myself was referred to this storage space by another very satisfied customer!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Clean , well lit, good price"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.8 out of 5

    "Excellent work! I love the funky location and bulding at 50 mcGrath"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Excellent experience with Uncle Bob's [Life Storage]! Would use them again"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Yes, Chuck, the site manager, was very helpful in getting me moved in. I returned to this property to rent a new, smaller unit to suit my needs. Thank you, Uncle Bob!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.6 out of 5

    "I had used Uncle Bob's on the Cape and so expected to feel that I and my belongings were safe and this location met that expectation"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "First time I've ever rented a storage space. I worked with Jose, Awesome guy. I'm very happy and have already recommended you to other people. Thank You for your Great Service!!!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "It was super last minute and the associate (I believe his name was Jason) stayed and waited for me to arrive and he wasn't even supposed to be there that day!! Very polite and I'm grateful for it!!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Best storage ever used."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.8 out of 5

    "My only complaint, and it's a small one, is that I did not have 24-7 access to my storage unit. I understand how that might increase your costs, however. One option that could be offered is a fee-based or schedulable extended hours schedule. The only reason I closed the unit was that I no longer needed the extra space."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "The site in which you have in Somerville, MA is doing a great job Chuck & Jose! Both are running this location correctly I am very pleased with you all's performance! "

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Chuck is one great guy! Genuinely friendly. He was the first face I saw upon relocating to Cambridge. I could keep renting an empty unit just to do stop-and-chats with him. Chuck's wife is one lucky woman!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "This is the second time I have rented storage here. I like the fact my cubicle is indoors (protected from the street). This facility is always clean and Chuck and Jose are ALWAYS SO NICE to me. They are the BEST!!!!!!! I am very happy with this arrangement. My compliments to Chuck and Jose!!!!"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.2 out of 5

    "Satisfaction"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Excellent at all levels. What I loved is how well the space has worked, well lit and open early which enabled avoiding the rush of traffic. Your associates were splendid and I could not be more pleased with this arrangement. Peter"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Only that I wanted to change how I pay for my storage and was told that I could not do that over the phone..."

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.6 out of 5

    "It is a well run business"

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    4.9 out of 5

    "Employees are extremely helpful and go out of their way. I was even able to borrow tools when I needed help taking a wheel off my bike to fit in my car. "

  • Life Storage in Somerville (#433)
    5.0 out of 5

    "Everything was as expected and handled in a professional, helpful, courteous manner!"