Over the course of your search you'll likely be comparing a number of facilities against one another to find the right option for you. Most would agree that the more storage businesses there are to compare, the better. After all, who doesn't like options? About how many storage facilties are serving the Buena Park area?
There are 5 total storage facilities in Buena Park, CA on the SelfStorage.com network. 5 facilities isn't a very high number for a city in California; in fact, it's 4 less than the 9 an average city in California has on offer. It should come as litte surprise then that Buena Park only ranks as the 135th largest storage market out of the 253 cities in California, accounting for a mere 0.23% of the state's total facilities. Just as Buena Park has a below-average number of storage facilities for a city in California, the same is true on a national scale, where the city has 4 fewer facilities than the 9 that can be found in the average US city.
If we're making comparisons between cities, however, we're missing out on some important insights if we don't factor population in, even if we're simply comparing Buena Park to the rest of California. Buena Park, CA has approximately 79,818 inhabitants. Do the 5 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? As it turns out, Buena Park offers a below-average amount of storage space for a city its size. It's only a bit below average--6 facilities, to be precise--but it does come in under the average 11 storage facilities that cities in the 50,000 to 100,000 population bracket have. Per capita measures seem to have affirmed our conclusion that Buena Park is in possession of few storage businesses for its size. Buena Park places in the 13th percentile for self storage facilities per capita among cities across the country. That very low rank indicates that the 5 storage businesses serving the 79,818 people living in Buena Park is not a very large number of facilities after all, and may mean that finding the right unit in Buena Park isn't as easy a task as it is elsewhere. Just as Buena Park offers little storage space per person on a national scale, the same goes when we compare the city to others in its state, where it only ranks in the 20th percentile for facilities per capita.
Finally, according to US Census data, Buena Park's population grew by 2.2% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, -7.8% less than the 10% growth that California grew as a whole. Recall, however, that Buena Park 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.
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 great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. In order to help you know whether or not to expand your search, the analysts at SelfStorage.com have done the math to figure out whether self-storage (also called mini storage or public self storage) in Buena Park is relatively more or less expensive than other cities.
An average price of $100.5 a month for a storage unit makes Buena Park the 74th most expensive city in California for self-storage, while California itself is the 9th most expensive state. To give you a better idea of what this means, Buena Park's average price is $9.14 more than the state average of $91.36.
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. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Buena Park storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. In California, the median income is $54,681.00 a year, which would make the average $100.5 unit in Buena Park cost 2.21% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of the local median income, storage costs rank at the 71st percentile among cities in California, making Buena Park more expensive than most cities.
Buena Park self-storage prices are somewhat expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 74th 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 $28.35 more than that for self storage in Buena Park.
Scoring an excellent price on a storage unit in Buena Park often comes down to knowing what kind of price range to expect. With the average rental rate varying widely from place to place, the only truly valuable comparison you can make is with other storage facilities in the area. But don't worry: SelfStorage.com has all the data you need in order to go into your storage search well informed.
Rental rates on storage in Buena Park average $100.5 per month. That monthly rental rate would come out to a yearly price of about $1206, should you be thinking of renting for that length of time. Nut before you take that figure as a definitive starting point, note that it is the average for all sizes taken together, and so shouldn't be used as the basis for your search. It's not uncommon for larger units to be more than twice as costly as the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage units in Buena Park are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, and 10x15. Below you'll find the average monthly price per size:
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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. The high season lasts from late spring to late summer, the most popular period for those moving into a new home. 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. College students looking for a place to keep their things during the summer holiday can also have an effect on high season prices, pushing up prices on smaller units in particular, which is something to keep in mind if you live in a college town.
Prices on self storage in Buena Park do not vary as widely between high and low seasons as they do on average in other cities, so seasonality should be less of an issue for potential renters here. However, even though prices are less likely to change dramatically in Buena Park, locking in a rate for your entire stay often allows you to bargain the total price down. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Buena Park are highest during March, when the average rental rate drops to a low $63. Your chances are lowest during July, which with an average price of $121.84 is the most expensive time to book a unit.
Buena Park self storage typically costs between $44 and $170 a month. Storage is currently in stock.
If you’re considering buying/selling a home instead of renting, it’s crucial to find a storage unit that will last you through the purchase or sale process. Especially when, according to Zillow, Buena Park had an average home value of $450,000 which in the past year is up 0.159%.