Chandler, AZ Self Storage: FAQ
Are self storage prices in Chandler, AZ lower in certain seasons? Should I book my unit in the spring, summer, fall or winter to get the best deal?
It's often true that the same storage unit at the same storage facility will cost significantly more or less in April than it does in November. That's because self storage is a seasonal industry. This seasonality is primarily driven by moving season, which lasts from May to September and generally causes storage prices to spike. The single busiest day for self-storage businesses is typically the notorious 'National Moving Day' (which facility operators have dubbed 'Crazy Tuesday' for the chaotic scene at many facilities) the day after Memorial Day. If you're looking for a storage unit in a location with a large student population, be aware that your high season might see an even greater lift in prices than elsewhere, as students often book a large number of units during the summer.
Chandler self storage prices on average change very little throughout the year relative to other cities, making seasonal price changes less of a worry for renters. However, even though prices are less likely to change dramatically in Chandler, locking in a rate for your entire stay often allows you to bargain the total price down. You're most likely to get a good deal on a storage unit in Chandler during the month of August, when the average price is at its lowest, $67.02 a month. You're least likely to get a good deal in February, when the average price is a high $105.64.
Are some parts of Chandler less pricey for storage units than others?
Storage prices often follow real estate trends, which means that certain areas of Chandler can be significantly more or less expensive than others. Look for a cheap unit in the 85225 ZIP code, where the average price of $95.40 is the lowest in Chandler. Units rent at the highest price in the 85249 ZIP code, where they average $125.45 a month.
How much should I expect my rental rates to be on my storage unit in Chandler, AZ?
Scoring a great deal on a storage unit in Chandler has everything to do with knowing what kind of price range to expect. Storage prices being as highly-dependent on location as they are, there's little use in comparing the facilities in Chandler with those in other cities you might have rented a storage unit in in the past. But don't worry: we've gone ahead and calculated everything you might need to know about the price of storage in Chandler.
In Chandler, storage units rent at an average of $85.14 a month. If you have long term storage needs, keep in mind that that's an average price of $1021.68 a year. Keep in mind that that average does not differentiate between the different sizes of units, and so should be taken with a grain of salt. Larger units can be more than twice as expensive as the smaller sizes. Storage units in Chandler come in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average prices for each are:
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How many self-storage facilities are on offer in Chandler? How much storage space is there per capita?
Finding storage is a game of numbers, and one important number is that of the amount of storage facilities in your city. More facilities bring more options, so the odds of finding the perfect unit increase as the number of facilities in your area does. So how many self-storage businesses are operating in Chandler?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 17 storage businesses operating in Chandler, AZ. How does that compare to other cities in Arizona? Chandler is home to 3 more facilities than the average city in Arizona, which is only home to about 14 storage businesses. Furthermore, Chandler accounts for a full 3.2% of facilities in Arizona and ranks as the 8th-largest storage market out of all 38 cities in Arizona. The same holds true on a national level: Chandler is home to 8 more facilities than the US average of 9 facilities per city.
But of course, comparing the raw number of storage facilities in Chandler to other cities in Arizona and nationwide without taking population into account tells us very little. How, then, does Chandler with its 249,535 people compare to cities of a like size? On average, cities with populations of 100,000 to 250,000 have 18 storage facilities listed on our network, which means that Chandler, with 1 fewer facilities, has a slightly-low amount of storage space for a city its size. Chandler's below average number of facilities seems to be demonstrated when we look at the actual per capita number of facilities. For a city of 249,535, 17 self-storage facilities is not a high number at all: in fact, Chandler only places in the 15th percentile for facilities per capita in United States cities, indicating a meager level of storage coverage. Does Chandler perform any better in terms of per capita facilities for cities in Arizona? Apparently even then the city is somewhat low on storage space, only ranking in the 21st percentile for facilities per person in Arizona.
In discussing facilities per capita, we also feel that we should mention the fact that Chandler's population is growing, and by a significant margin. Its population saw a 38.9% increase in the first decade of this century, which is 14.3% more than the 24.6% increase the whole state of Arizona experienced. Add that high rate of population growth to a low number of storage businesses per capita and you have a recipe for some very high levels of storage demand in Chandler, accompanied by high prices and low availability.
On average, how much does a storage unit in Chandler rent for?
Self storage rates being as highly-dependent on the real estate market as they are, it should come as no surprise that prices can change dramatically within the space of a few miles. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. The sum you'll save each month could totally be worth the extra drive, especially if you'll only need to visit your unit on the rare occasion. However, if self-storage (often called mini storage or public self storage) in Chandler is relatively cheap for the area then searching farther afield might do little good. So how do prices in Chandler stack up to the rest of the state?
Chandler's average price of $85.14 a month for a unit ranks it as the 11th most expensive city for self-storage in Arizona, which itself ranks as the 25th most expensive state for storage. In general, storage units in Chandler go for $15.06 more than the state average of $70.08.
While average prices will give you a good idea of how much you should expect to spend, they don't necessarily tell us if storage is relatively affordable in that city. To give you a better idea of affordability, we've created a 'relative price' scale that estimates how expensive storage is for median income earners in that state. A storage unit in Chandler will on average cost 2.11% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Arizona is $48,498.00. This is a somewhat-large percentage of income compared to other cities in Arizona, ranking in at the 72nd percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Chandler is relatively expensive.
Chandler storage prices are somewhat expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 71st percentile. The national average monthly price of a storage unit is $72.15. Depending on the size of unit you rent and the time of year, you should expect to pay approximately $12.99 more than that for self storage in Chandler.
SELF STORAGE IN CHANDLER, AZ: THE BOTTOM LINE
Are you seeking out an extremely-low price on a self storage unit in Chandler, AZ? August offers the lowest prices on storage, and the best area to look for storage is the 85225 ZIP code. You should avoid searching in February, the most expensive month, and be attentive to the fact that the 85249 area is the priciest.