I compared many storage businesses in the area before settling on Ithaca Self Storage, which was referred by a friend -- with good reason, it turns out. First, unlike many of the local operations, they have a good security system with cameras, good fences, and an electric gate. They have convenient access, however, for customers, 24 hours a day, with an electric gate code. Second, I had my stuff there for two years. When I pulled it out, it was in excellent shape. I remember asking one of the managers about drainage, etc., and he said they had put a lot of attention into design when they set up the complex. With the amount of precipitation we get here, these details are important. Third, every time I dealt with the management, I found them to be extremely professional, rigorous, and considerate. They go buy the book when it comes to procedure, legality, and security, which makes you feel really good about keeping your stuff there, but at the same time they are friendly and human. For example, once I left town forgetting to lock my lock; they noticed, contacted me, gave me several options for dealing with the situation, and took care of it promptly, all in a very friendly way. Very impressive. Overall, a very professional business with pride in what they do. Very good value for money. Highly recommended.