rinkrat19 wrote:What if you're moving into an urban high-rise type apartment? Is it possible to park a pod/cube there?
I would say usually the answer is yes, though it might be a little bit of a hassle. Probably no more or less hassle than dealing with a moving truck in the same location.
If there is a sidewalk wide enough in front of your place, physical placement should not be a problem, but the city will likely require you to get a sidewalk permit for the days you will have the cube in place. Call up the local agency for the cube or POD company and ask them about what permits are needed for your neighborhood; sometimes they will get it for you, and you just have to pay them for the handling; others will make you get the permit yourself.
When I moved out of an apartment in downtown SF, we didn't have a problem getting the cubes placed on the sidewalk in front of the building; we just had to get up early and grab a couple street spaces to block out an approach for the forklift, and we left a car parked in front of them until move-out day, so they wouldn't get blocked in.
Hills can also be an issue, obviously, in some places. Fortunately we lived at a corner, so we had a level cross street; the street our door was on would not have worked. If you're in an area where the cube can't be physically or legally placed on the sidewalk or in a street parking space, then terminal loading is probably your only option.