Self Storage in Scottsdale, AZ: Frequently Asked Questions
Which areas of Scottsdale are the least expensive for storage units? Which areas are the most costly?
Self Storage rates can change dramatically from one neighborhood to the next in Scottsdale. The best prices on storage in Scottsdale can be found in the 85251 ZIP code. Units there average $107.79 a month. Rental rates are most pricey in the 85259 ZIP code, where they go for an average $195.35 per month.
How does the price of a storage unit in Scottsdale compare with other cities?
Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. By expanding your search into areas you might not have thought to look, you might be able to happen upon some excellent deals. You might have to spend more on gas getting out to that unit, but the savings you'll be building up could totally compensate for that. But on the other hand, if we can show that self-storage (commonly known as mini storage or public self storage) is cheaper in Scottsdale than its surroundings, there's no reason to waste time looking elsewhere.
An average price of $90.35 a month for a storage unit makes Scottsdale the 8th most expensive city in Arizona for self-storage, while Arizona itself is the 25th most expensive state. When searching for storage in Scottsdale, expect to pay $20.27 more than Arizona's average price of $70.08.
But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. We use our 'relative price' scale to calculate the relative affordability of storage in a given area using the state median income. The median income in Arizona is $48,498.00, which means the average storage unit in Scottsdale would require 2.24% of a median earner's monthly income. According to our calulations, this makes Scottsdale quite the expensive place to rent a storage unit, its price as a percent of income coming in at the 81st percentile of all cities in Arizona.
In addition, storage in Scottsdale is also very expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 75th percentile compared to other cities across the nation. Expect to pay $18.20 more than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Scottsdale.
Is Scottsdale well-covered when it comes to the number of storage facilities? Or are my options to choose from few?
Some communities are home to plenty of storage businesses, offering those looking for storage a wide variety of choices, while other communities are less-well served and may need to expand their search into neighboring cities and suburbs. When it comes to the number of facilities operating in Scottsdale, how many options are available?
Industry experts at SelfStorage.com estimate that there are approximately 24 storage facilities servicing the Scottsdale, AZ community. Other Arizona cities have an average of 14 facilities on our network, 10 less than Scottsdale, which leads us to conclude that Scottsdale offers a moderately-high number of facilities. It should come as no surprise then that Scottsdale has the 5th-highest count of facilities out of all 38 cities on our network in Arizona, acting as home to 4.52% of facilities in Arizona. How does Scottsdale fare against cities outside of Arizona? On a national scale, it still has more facilities than the average city, 15 more than the average 9, to be more precise.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Scottsdale to other cities in Arizona irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. Scottsdale, AZ has approximately 237,844 inhabitants. Do the 24 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? Cities with populations of 100,000 to 250,000 average 18 storage facilities, 6 fewer than Scottsdale's 24, which leads us to conclude that Scottsdale has a decent amount of storage space for a city its size. One might well argue that comparing Scottsdale to cities of a like size doesn't necessarily show that there are a great number of facilities for the size of its population, and that a better measure would be facilities per capita. And indeed, per capita data seems to have opposed our findings. Per capita, Scottsdale places in the 26th percentile for storage facilities among cities across the United States. In other words, there are relatively few storage businesses serving the local Scottsdale market for its size, so extra storage space might be harder to find here. Perhaps if we only compare Scottsdale to other cities in Arizona it might appear to have more storage space? Unfortunately, even by that measure it does seem as if Scottsdale offers relatively little space, as it places in the 29th percentile for per capita storage facilities in Arizona.
In discussing facilities per capita, we also feel that we should mention the fact that though Scottsdale's population is growing, the rest of Arizona is growing more. Scottsdale's population saw a 16.4% increase in the first decade of this century, 8.2% less than the 24.6% increase the whole state of Arizona experienced. Recall, however, that Scottsdale also had a low number of storage facilities per person for its state, so while there might not be as much demand generated by inbound migration, demand may already be high due to its short supply.
How much should I expect storage facilities in Scottsdale to charge per month for my unit?
Scoring a great deal on a storage unit in Scottsdale has everything to do with knowing what kind of price range to expect. You can't even use past experiences booking storage elsewhere, as average prices will be totally different in other cities, even other cities in AZ. There's no need to fret, however, as our analysts have gone through the data and have all the statistics on storage in Scottsdale that you might need.
Rental rates average $90.35 a month for a storage unit in Scottsdale. For those long-term storage seekers, that's about $1084.2 per year. Do keep in mind, though, that that average is for all unit sizes in Scottsdale together, so comparing it to individual units will do you little good. Prices for different unit sizes are, of course, quite different from one another. The standard sizes of storage available in Scottsdale include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. In Scottsdale, the average price for each standard size is:
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Are storage rental rates seasonal? Do storage unit prices in Scottsdale, AZ change depending on the time of year?
One of the most prominent factors involved with finding a cheap storage unit is the time of year you go searching for that unit, as storage prices change due to seasonal demand. The low season generally lasts from October through March, with prices kicking up in April and hitting their high from May to September. 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. 5x5 and 5x10 units often see wider seasonal swings, primarily due to college students renting these smaller sizes when they leave town for the summer. College towns will be particularly affected by this.
Scottsdale isn't nearly as affected by seasonal change as most other cities are, the average price of storage remaining relatively stable throughout the year. However, even though prices are less likely to change dramatically in Scottsdale, locking in a rate for your entire stay often allows you to bargain the total price down. December is the most expensive month for storage in Scottsdale, with an average price of $108.21. The cheapest prices on storage in Scottsdale can be found during the month of September, where the average cost of a unit is $52.35.
SELF STORAGE IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ: THE BOTTOM LINE
Keeping an eye out for a remarkably cheap self storage unit in Scottsdale, AZ? September is when prices are lowest on storage, while the greatest bargains will be located in the 85251 ZIP code. The least optimal time to search for storage is in December, when unit prices reach their year-long summit, and keep in mind that the 85259 area is the most expensive in Scottsdale for storage.