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Getting City Smart: CubeSmart Self-Storage Facility in the Hilltop, Columbus


This is one of a series of articles spotlighting our storage facilities and neighborhoods.

Tell people in Columbus, Ohio, you live in the Hilltop and you may get wide-eyed silence and a change of subject in return. While the neighborhood has made strides for the better in the past few years, it's still trying to overcome a downtrodden reputation. You often hear locals refer to the location of a new business in the neighborhood by saying, "it's where the old…used to be." But, this neighborhood is in the midst of a renaissance. The love of longtime residents, young families, and millennial newcomers has encouraged the city's recent increased investment in capital projects improving the quality of life for Hilltop residents.

Our Hilltop self-storage facility on West Broad Street is excited to be a part of the revival of Columbus's West Side. With transition comes storage needs for moving, renovation, and more. The affordable housing stock in Hilltop is ripe for moving in and making renovations. Columbus College of Art and Design students are attracted to Hilltop because of the affordable cost of living while in school. Because this CubeSmart is nearby campus, it offers convenience CCAD students head home for the summer and need a place to store their "stuff." Ohio State University students looking for self-storage facilities during summer break find their way here, too, because we are minutes away.


Around-the-clock video offers renters peace of mind knowing their valuables are safe and secure. Flexible month-to-month leases, climate controlled storage units, and free use of our move-in truck are just some of the amenities our customers enjoy. Read some of our customer reviews on CubeSmart in the Hilltop:

"I am a new tenant with cube smart and I have never seen such clean facilities! I was happy about the service and very well impressed. I will refer to others about CUBE SMART" – Shannon M. via Google

"Very friendly staff, clean facilities. Would definitely recommend this facility. Indoor storage was very nice and felt safe even at night." – Tara M. via Google

Take a tour of this location:

How to Get to Us
We're located in the old K-Mart building on the north side of West Broad Street – halfway between the intersections of Wilson Road and Georgesville Road/Phillipi Road. We're just a half-mile around the corner from the Hollywood Casino on Georgesville Road.  If you're a bus rider, getting to CubeSmart is easy with the COTA Local – West Broad 10 stopping on the same block in front of the facility.


Around Us
Columbus has become a major test market for new restaurants and dining venues, so there is no shortage of places to refuel and unwind after a hard day of moving. For a little local flavor, Store Manager Rick G. recommends El Pollo Perucho for a great tasting Peruvian chicken. Share some gratitude tacos with friends who helped you move at Taqueria La Super Torta to get your home-style Mexican fix.

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We hope you're a Buckeye fan because there is no better place to be on Saturdays in the fall when college football season starts. Ohio State University is minutes away and the area comes alive in football season. Catch away games with fellow Buckeyes at any of the packed sports bars nearby.

If you're new to the area or live within driving distance, you will want to join an 80-year tradition in the Hilltop known as the Hilltop Bean Dinner. It's a family-friendly local festival commemorating how Columbus came to be. During the Civil War, the area now known as Westgate Park was a Civil War prison camp called "Camp Chase". Westgate is now a beautiful, welcoming neighborhood adjacent to the Hilltop, but it used to be feared by the Confederate soldiers. During their stay, soldiers were fed rations of beans twice a day.

Though a time when the nation was divided, the Hilltop Bean Dinner brings together people from all neighborhoods in Columbus to the Hilltop for a day of music, food (including beans), arts and crafts, and an Antique Car Show.

Are you a proud resident of the Hilltop? We'd love it if you shared some of your favorite things about your neighborhood in the comments section below!

We would be excited to welcome new CubeSmart teammates. Check out our available jobs in Columbus, Ohio.


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