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Moving in Darien
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Storage in Darien
Storage in Darien for residential and commercial uses is delivered right to your door. MI-BOX Storage has you covered.
Level loading and unloading protects your valuables. MI-BOX's patented delivery system takes moving and storage to a new level.
Moving in Darien, Illinois
MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Darien is unlike any other moving company. MI-BOX makes moving simple by giving you more time. Our portable moving containers are delivered by our patented Level Lift System and sit outside your home or place of business at ground level for easy 24/7 access. Load anything you want to move into our mobile containers. Use MI-BOX to stage your home, clear clutter, and sell faster and for more money. Once the unit is full, just call us and we'll move it to your new home in Darien or anywhere in Chicago land or we'll store it for you in our climate-controlled warehouse. Loading and unloading once, saves you time, energy and money. MI-BOX Moving is locally owned and operated, so you're guaranteed the best prices in Darien and and the areas we service. Call now and get Moving with MI-BOX.
Moving Services in Darien
Our goal is simple. We want to take the stress out of moving. Traditional moving methods are simply becoming outdated. Why cram what should be a few weeks of work into a day? Call MI-BOX Moving in Darien for a better way to move. We specialize in residential and commercial moving. MI-BOX will bring your choice of a 8', 16' or 20' mobile moving container right to you. Our containers fit in a standard parking space, so they're great for apartments, condos, single family homes or commercial job sites. Load or unload them at your leisure. You rent by the month, so forget the pressure of working under unreasonable moving deadlines. MI-BOX Moving has helped thousands of people move in Darien and surrounding areas. See our moving tips for helpful suggestions.
Planning is the key to any successful move. It always takes longer than you think, so get started today!
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Movers in Darien
Before choosing a local mover in Darien, you'll want to ask a few questions. One of the most important questions will always be, “How much will my move cost?”
Traditional moving companies in Darien can only provide you with a moving estimate until everything is on their truck, because they are required to charge by weight. Not with MI-BOX Moving. Instead, our pricing is determined by the size of the container and the distance we need to travel. MI-BOX Moving will give you one guaranteed price on our moving services. Simply tell us when you would like a moving container delivered and we'll deliver it and place it where it's most convenient for you. Our goal is to make your next move simple and hassle-free. So get moving today. Call now.
Storage In Darien, Illinois
Storage in Darien is simple with MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving. MI-BOX Storage in Darien rents our storage containers by the month, just like other storage units in Darien. Only we'll deliver an 8', 12' or 16' mobile storage container to your home, where you can take your time loading. When you're done, either leave your container accessible on your site or we'll pick it up and store it in our secure warehouse. Our storage units are sturdy, weather resistant, and attractive. Keep one on your site for as long as you need it. At MI-BOX Storage in Darien, we pride ourselves in providing a great customer experience and the most cost-effective storage prices in Darien. You'll get one guaranteed price and on-time delivery. If you need self-storage in Darien, then MI-BOX Storage has you covered.
Darien Portable Storage
Other portable storage companies in Darien require you to rent a moving truck, drive back and forth to the facility, unloading and reloading your items until your mini storage unit is full. Then, when you need access to your stored belongings, you have repeat the process all over again. Not with MI-BOX Storage. We do all the driving. MI-BOX storage containers in Darien rent by the month so you can fill them at a pace that's best for you. Loading and unloading only once will save you time and money.
Portable Storage for Businesses
MI-BOX works with commercial businesses every day to remedy their short-term or long-term storage needs. Seasonal or permanent, we have something for you. With the price of real estate in Darien, this is a great way to add square footage. We understand business moves quickly and time is money, so MI-BOX goes the extra mile in Darien. We are locally owned and operated, so we understand the importance of delivering fast, dependable service. You can count on MI-BOX for the most reliable storage solutions for business storage needs.
Portable Storage Near Me
MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving delivers our secure portable storage units to Darien, Illinois and all surrounding areas. MI-BOX has storage locations throughout Chicago and all suburbs. To find the most convenient storage location near you, please click find a storage location near me.
MI-BOX Moving & Storage Containers
MI-BOX Moving and Storage containers in Darien, Illinois are strong, sturdy and weather resistant. They're designed for convenience and protection. Our mobile storage containers are constructed using composite technology, a high density polyethylene plastic core bonded between two high strength steel skins. Composite wall panels provide strength and durability to ensure you are protected. All framing is structural grade steel that is hot dipped galvanized to prevent rust. Each container has a full-width, lockable door. Only you will have the key. A one-piece roof is designed to shelter everything inside and keep it safe from the elements. MI-BOX moving and storage containers are the longest-lasting mobile storage containers available. They're built to keep your valuables safe and secure. Use the most trusted brand in the industry to protect your worldly possessions. Use MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving Containers in Darien.
Moving and Storage Sizes
MI-BOX portable storage containers come in three convenient sizes so you only rent the space you actually need. We are proud to offer 8', 16', and 20' moving and storage containers.
Our 8' self-storage unit is great for small jobs, dorm rooms, seasonal items, inventory, or when you just need a little extra storage space.
The 16' storage units are our most popular size and can fit the contents of 3-4 rooms, a basement, or bulky items such as patio furniture, sofas, or dining room sets.
Our 20' storage containers are perfect for on-site jobs like remodeling or restoration projects, household moves or site-to-site business moving. The 20' storage containers are often used by first responders when dealing with emergencies.
Moving and Storage Units
MI-BOX brand moving and storage units are built to last a lifetime. Only quality products are used in the manufacturing process to ensure your items will be secure. Tested from coast to coast in the US and Canada, MI-BOX has been designing and building quality mobile storage containers since 2004. They protect against sun-fade, radiant heat, snow, and ice. Use the most trusted portable storage brand in the industry to ensure your belongings are kept safe. Rent MI-BOX Moving and Storage units in Darien.
MI-BOX Self-Storage Darien
Self Storage Darien Fun Facts
The self storage industry is highly fragmented, with 18% being owed by the six largest companies, 9 % owned by the next top 100 and 73% owned by small operators.
There is about 1.7 billion sq. ft. of rent-able self storage space in the US. Enough for every man, woman and child in the US to stand under.
No Call Centers - Talk to a Local Expert
MI-BOX Mobile Storage locations are locally owned and operated. We don't use call centers, ever. You will always talk directly to a real, live, local professional in your area. Providing cost effective solutions, understanding our customers needs and delivering exceptional service is what sets us apart. Experience the MI-BOX difference by calling MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in Darien today.
Storage that is Safe and Secure
MI-BOX has been manufacturing our own self-storage containers since 2004. Weather resistant and tough, our mobile containers have been tested from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada for years to ensure the safety of your valuables. With quality portable containers and the most trusted brand name in the storage industry, look to MI-BOX Darien to meet your storage needs.
Protect your Belongings from Damage
MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Darien uses our patented Level Lift System that gently places each storage unit in more places with greater ease than any other container storage company. Your storage container and contents are kept level at all times, protecting them from damage. MI-BOX uses the longest lasting, most durable storage containers available, ensuring your valuables are protected.
Get the Service you Deserve
MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving dealers are owned and operated by hard working families in your area. All dealers use MI-BOX containers and our patented Level Lift System to ensure a quality experience every time. You're guaranteed to get the best possible prices and service from people who want to earn your business. Experience the difference - rent your next storage container from MI-BOX.
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Compare MI-BOX to PODS® in Darien
With MI-BOX, you’re guaranteed to get the best possible service and prices for all your moving and storage needs. But don’t take our word for it - go to the sites of PODS®, U-Haul®, and our other mobile storage competitors and compare them for yourself. Consider our secure containers, patented delivery system, guaranteed prices, and the flexibility MI-BOX delivers. Think about it. No loading ramps, no trucks to rent, no time restraints. We know you have options, so we're constantly striving to make MI-BOX in Darien, Illinois the best choice for all your moving and storage needs. If you have any questions, please call and talk to us directly. MI-BOX Moving & Storage in Darien, Illinois is locally owned and operated. You'll always talk directly to our highly trained operations manager who is here to help.
Some customers use the term "pod" referring to any portable storage container because PODS® popularized the concept of portable storage. However, PODS® and "pod" are registered trademarks of PODS Enterprises, Inc, which MI-BOX is not affiliated with. The generic terms used in the storage industry are either "mobile storage containers" or "portable storage containers," but don't worry - we'll know what you mean.
PODS® is a registered trademark for PODS Enterprises, Inc and U-Haul® is a registered trademark of U-Haul International, Inc. MI-BOX® not sponsored by, or affiliated with, any of these competitors.
MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in Darien, Illinois is locally owned and operated. From your first call or online quote, you'll experience the difference personalized service makes. With one point of contact, you'll always be on top of things. You'll get convenient moving and storage solutions, on-time delivery and more choices in Darien at the best prices.
MI-BOX® offers 8', 16' and 20' moving and storage containers. PODS® does not have 20' units. Compare MI-BOX® to PODS® today.
MI-BOX® Level Lift System
MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in Darien delivers portable storage containers using our patented Level Lift System. There is no tilting required, which protects your belongings and driveway. We maintain a level load while loading, unloading or transporting to ensure stored goods do not shift. The Level Lift System also enables us to have the smallest footprint possible and a very low clearance height. We can deliver on any surface - unpaved, inclined or declined. Snow or rain are no problem for the MI-BOX Level Lift System. It gently sets each portable storage container precisely where you'd like it and picks it up without ever leaving a trace. It's the most efficient container delivery system available.
Moving and Storage Delivered
Only MI-BOX dealers use our patented, industry exclusive Level Lift System. With it, we can do what the others can't. MI-BOX delivers containers to more places than any other mobile storage competitor. It's safe, easy and it's designed to protect your contents inside. Rest easy knowing your items are stored exactly how you packed them.
The MI-BOX Level Lift System is in a class of its own. It allows for faster deliveries which keeps you and your move on time. It only takes about 5 minutes to drop off or pick up a mobile storage container. Our drivers operate the system with a watchful eye via remote control, resulting in more reliable deliveries.
See for yourself how the MI-BOX Level Lift System works.
MI-BOX Moving Guide to Darien, Illinois
Moving to Darien, Illinois
Darien has been dubbed a “nice place to live” and for all the right reasons. This beautiful Chicago suburb is in a great location. Darien is a center of education, business, and employment with easy access to the city of Chicago. If you’re planning on moving to Chicago and considering if Darien is the right suburb for you, this guide contains all the necessary information to help make the decision easy. If you need any help with your storage needs in Darien, MI-BOX has you covered.
Darien’s original settlers were several Native American communities. In 1830, things began to change with the settlement of the Cass and Lass communities as people from the eastern United States and from Europe migrated to the area. The Cass and Lass communities both had churches as the center of the residents’ religious and social lives. The Cass community had the Cass Methodist Episcopal Church, which is unfortunately no longer in existence. The Lass community had St. John Lutheran Church. You can learn more about these original settlers at the Darien Historical Society Museum, which is in the Old Lace Schoolhouse.
In 1869, Martin Madden emigrated to Darien. He built a summer home that was made to resemble the White House and called it Castle Eden. This establishment now stands as a part of the Carmelite Spiritual Center. Madden was later elected to the US House of Representatives, where he served from 1905 to 1928.
As part of the post-WWII boom, the area continued to grow. The expansion of paved roads allowed residents to commute into Chicago. Farms became subdivisions, and the population grew. Older residents still like to discuss the stretches of wild asparagus fields and apple orchards.
As more and more people moved to the region, it became clear that there was a need for more comprehensive city services. The communities of Marion Hils, Brookhaven, Hinsbrook, and Clarefield decided to combine into a single city. They formed the Combined Homeowners Committee for Incorporation. Sam Kelley was one of the committee members. Sam had recently enjoyed a trip to Darien, Connecticut, and suggested the name. The others on the committee agreed, and the city of Darien was born.
Darien has a total area of 6.3 square miles or 16.3 square kilometers. This is mostly land mass, as water makes up only 1.95% of the area. Darien is easy to get to, with several major highways nearby, including Interstate 55, Interstate 355, and Interstate 294. The cities surrounding Darien include Westmont, Downers Grove, Lemont, Woodridge, and Willowbrook. Ironically, Darien’s City Hall is surrounded on three sides by the village of Downers Grove. Another odd but interesting fact about the city hall is that only 25% of the building stands above ground.
One of the geographic gems of Darien is the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. This reserve contains more than 700 native plant species and 300 animal species. It has a 10-mile hiking trail that serves as a hub for cycling, jogging, and horseback riding. The trail runs through wooded regions and grassland with a teeming variety of wildlife. The nature reserve features one natural waterfall and one human-made waterfall. Amusingly, the park was not named after either of these attractions. It is actually named after Seymour ‘Bud’ Waterfall, an ex-president of the Forest Preserve District. If you need to get a taste of the great outdoors, Waterfall Glen is worth the visit.
The temperature in Darien ranges from 18°F to 84°F throughout the year and rarely falls below -1°F or rises above 92°F. Summers here are hot and humid, while the winters can be windy and cold. The hottest month in Darien is July, with an average high temperature of 83.8°, which is cooler than most of Illinois in the summer. Historically, January is the city’s coldest month, with an average low temperature of 15°F.
Darien’s annual average rainfall is 39 inches, which is quite close to the US average of 38 inches. The wettest month is August, which receives an average of 4.4 inches of rain, and February is the driest with an average of 1.9 inches of precipitation. Autumn is the wettest season, receiving 32% of the city’s yearly rainfall, while spring is the driest and receives 16% of the annual precipitation.
The average amount of snowfall seen in Darien is 28 inches annually. Compared to other cities in Illinois, Darien is one of the snowiest and receives significant snowfall for nearly six months of the year. The good news is that you can store your snow blower and other offseason gear in climate-controlled storage facilities at MI-BOX.
The population of Darien is 22,206, making it the 112th largest city in Illinois. The median age of a Darien resident is 45 years, and the median household income is $84,359. The ethnicity is divided mainly amongst 5 groups: White Non-Hispanic (74.8%), Asian Non-Hispanic (12.3%), White Hispanic (4.82%), Two or More Races Non-Hispanic (3.35%), and Black Non-Hispanic (3%). The homeownership rate is 81.7% here. The average car ownership is two cars per household. The poverty rate in Darien is just under 6% of the population.
Darien has a strong economy due to a well-educated workforce and diverse industries in the surrounding area. The unemployment rate (pre-COVID) was 3.3%, which was well below the national average. The average income for a Darien resident is just over $40,000 per year, which is significantly higher than the US average of $28,555.
Darien also has a strong local Chamber of Commerce, which promotes business needs within the community. The Chamber holds luncheon meetings regularly with guest speakers. Local businesses have raved about the great networking opportunities that the Chamber meetings have brought them. There is also an annual Darien Fest, an end-of-summer fair where local business get together to promote their companies
The city of Darien is a volunteer-oriented community. The municipal services work closely with citizen volunteers and business organizations alike. There is a strong sense of community in Darien, and the residents are always working to make the city a better place. This Chicago suburb emits a unique atmosphere that attracts people from near and far. The city is especially inviting to new employees and students moving to Chicago after college.
There are certain things about the food in Chicago that set this city apart from any other. For example, one simply does not ask for ketchup on your Chicago style hotdog. Chicago and Darien pride themselves on their unique style of cuisine.
When in Darien, be sure to head over to 221 Main Street where you will find Nick’s Tavern for all the American favorites. Bodega Taco Bar is another hidden gem in Darien, where you can enjoy some baja and brussel sprouts. To get the full Chicago experience, Giordano’s Pizza is a must-visit. Their Chicago style deep dish pizza is some of the best in the city. In the morning, stop by Sugar Bowl on Boston Post Road for some coffee and breakfast.
Just like other towns in Chicago, Darien also has its fair share of celebrity origins. Perhaps, the most popular one is Barbara Alyn Woods, who starred in ‘One Tree Hill’ and ‘Honey I Shrunk The Kids.’ Other famous residents include Matt Mayberry, a former linebacker for the Chicago Bears, Manu Raju, the eminent journalist, and Doug Lussenhop, musician and comedian who works with the duo Tim and Eric. Jennifer Reeder’s famous horror film ‘Knives and Skin’ was filmed in Lemont, a neighboring suburb. The film features scenes from Lemont High School, Heritage Quarries, and other areas central to Darien.
There are also great places to visit and relax in Darien, Illinois. Hinsbrook Park is a popular gather place where you can indulge in a variety of activities, including taking a walk, bird-watching, playing sports, and picnicking. You can also go for long hikes on the trails of Oldfield Oaks County Forest Preserve. The Darien Sportsplex provides recreation all year round with its indoor sports facilities.
Throughout the summer, there are several summer camps and other activities for families in Darien and neighboring towns to enjoy. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, College of DuPage, Darien Park District, Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department, and Clarendon Hills all have exciting camps planned every summer that get children up and moving. There are also sports camps such as Nike’s overnight soccer camp for both boys and girls. Basically, every season in Darien has something for everyone. And of course, while you enjoy summer sports you can store your winter activity gear in MI-BOX’s mobile storage containers.
Living in Darien
DuPage County stands 27th amongst more than 3,000 counties in the US. Darien is one of the top communities in DuPage county in terms of income. With neighboring communities such as Burr Ridge and Lemont, it is nestled in an excellent location. The city has a good balance of multiple residential and private residential buildings. Thanks to the exceptional combination of a high-rated school system, affordable housing, and a very low crime rate, a lot of families thinking of moving to Chicago have Darien at the top of their list.
As far as transportation is concerned, Darien is pretty well-connected. Roughly 20 northeast of Darien is Chicago O’Hare Airport, a major global transportation hub. Chicago Midway Airport is located about 12 miles to the east of Darien and serves as a smaller commercial airport. Darien residents also have the Chicagoland commuter railway (Metra), which goes from Darien to downtown Chicago. Almost all areas in Darien have a railway station nearby. Plus, the PACE commuter bus network connects Darien with nearby suburbs and the commuter rail service.
The median home value in Darien is $321,500, and the median rent is $1,195. Darien takes pride in its many community parks and public outdoor spaces, making it an ideal community to move to for families with children.
The schools in Darien are another reason why moving to this suburb is an excellent decision. A majority of Darien students attend Downers Grove South High School, with the balance attending Hinsdale South High School. Cass Junior High School and Eisenhower Junior High School operate in Darien along with Mark-DeLay Elementary School, Lace Elementary School, Elizabeth Ide Elementary School, and Concord Elementary School. There are also local private schools such as Our Lady of Peace and Kingswood Academy, which students can attend through eighth grade. Darien’s schools’ quality is one of the driving factors in why people move to Darien, IL.
The overall crime rate in Darien is 12 per 1000 residents. When you compare this to other communities of the same size, Darien’s crime is relatively low. The violent crime rate here is 1 per thousand residents, which is close to the American average across communities of various population sizes. The rate of property crime here is 11 per 1000 citizens. In terms of safety, Darien ranks highly because of Darien Safety Village, a community organization that is devoted to safety of the city’s children. The program has won the prestigious Illinois Governor’s Hometown Award twice since the year 1990 for its excellent programs. The Safety Village was created by residents David and Cindie Hagen, whose son tragically lost his life in an accident. The facility includes a child-sized town with small buildings, safety signs, and streets for hands-on training.
Making the Move to Darien
Moving to Chicago, and specifically to Darien, would surely be one of the best decisions you could make. Darien has excellent schools, a multitude of parks, and a diverse community. Whether it is for the excellent Chicago style food, the beautiful scenery, or the inviting atmosphere, Darien is a suburb unlike any other, and a great place to call home.