Just like real estate prices, prices on storage can be totally different in different parts of the same city. One of the best pieces of advice we can give customers looking for the cheapest storage in their area is to expand the breadth of their search. Sure, it might be more of a pain to drive to the facility, but hundreds of dollars in potential savings might alleviate that. However, if self-storage (often called mini storage or public self storage) in Huntington Beach is relatively cheap for the area then searching farther afield might do little good. So how do prices in Huntington Beach stack up to the rest of the state?
Huntington Beach's average price of $98 a month for a unit ranks it as the 78th most expensive city for self-storage in California, which itself ranks as the 9th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Huntington Beach's average price is $6.64 more than the state average of $91.36.
These average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage in one city is compared to another, as the cost of living changes from place to place. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. A storage unit in Huntington Beach will on average cost 2.15% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in California is $54,681.00. Compared to other cities in California, this is a fairly-high percentage of income to spend on storage, ranking Huntington Beach in the 69th percentile statewide. This leads us to label the city as a somewhat expensive place to rent self-storage.
In addition to being somewhat expensive at the state level, storage in Huntington Beach is also somewhat expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 73rd percentile when compared to other cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $25.85 more than that for self storage in Huntington Beach.
Storage rental rates are highly seasonal, with prices often fluctuating widely throughout the year. Storage prices generally reach their peak during the period from May to September, coinciding with moving season. The day after Memorial Day (which those in the moving and storage industries often refer to as 'Crazy Tuesday') is typically seen as the start of the high season and is frequently the most expensive day to rent storage during that season. 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.
Huntington Beach is not as affected by seasonality as other cities, with storage prices experiencing smaller price fluctuations than elsewhere. However, even though prices are less likely to change dramatically in Huntington Beach, 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 Huntington Beach during the month of July, when the average price is at its lowest, $75.6 a month. You're least likely to get a good deal in October, when the average price is a high $141.91.
Your hunt for a cheap storage unit won't be easy if you don't know how much a unit in Huntington Beach should cost. Comparing rates at facilities you booked storage at in other cities can give the wrong expectations, as the average price for storage could be hundreds of dollars different in that location. Which is precisely the reason we've had the SelfStorage.com analysts dig through all the data in order to bring back the crucial information you need to book a unit in Huntington Beach.
The average rental rate of a self storage unit in Huntington Beach is $98 a month. Over the the length of a year, that would cost you about $1176, in case you were considering renting for a longer period of time. This average does include all storage unit sizes, which means that it should be taken with a grain of salt. There often are substanial price gaps between the various unit sizes. In Huntington Beach you'll have the option of renting six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, and 10x15. In Huntington Beach, the average monthly rental rate for each standard size is:
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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. How many facilties are operating in Huntington Beach?
SelfStorage.com has 15 storage facilities in Huntington Beach, CA listed on its network. Across California, approximately 9 facilities are located in each city on average, 6 less than the 15 available in Huntington Beach, meaning Huntington Beach is home to a few more facilities than the average city. Indeed, Huntington Beach ranks as the 32nd city out of the 253 cities on our network in California in terms of number of storage facilities, accounting for a whopping 0.69% of facilities in the state. Even by national standards, Huntington Beach boasts a large number of facilities, 6 more than the national average of 9 facilities in each city.
Since, however, there are huge disparities in population between Huntington Beach and other cities in California, comparing the number of storage businesses in each tells us very little. 193,366 people make Huntington Beach their home. Is 15 a relatively high or low number of storage facilities for such a population? Cities of similar size, as it turns out, offer more storage space than Huntington Beach does. The average number of facilities for a city in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket is 18, which is 3 more than can be found in Huntington Beach. When we next look at Huntington Beach's actual per person self-storage facility count, our former conclusions seem to be substantiated beyond any reasonable doubt: the Huntington Beach community has few facilities for its size. In terms of facilities per capita, Huntington Beach only ranks in the 19th percentile among cities on our storage network, which seems to indicate quite convincingly that the 15 storage businesses in Huntington Beach is a very low number for a city of 193,366 people. How does Huntington Beach compare to other cities in California? Even when we restict the scope to other cities in its state, Huntington Beach still only ranks at the 31st percentile for per capita storage facilities.
Our discussion of facilities per capita can't be completed without mentioning Huntington Beach's modest population growth from 2000-2010, a period over which it took on 1.7% more people. That's a 8.3%-lower growth rate than California, which grew by 10%, saw as a whole. But even if Huntington Beach isn't seeing a precipitous rise in population, remember that it still does have relatively few storage businesses for its current population.
Certain areas of Huntington Beach can be significantly cheaper or more expensive for storage than others. Searching for storage in the 92647 ZIP code should yield the cheapest rental rates, as units there average $103.84 a month, lower than anywhere else in Huntington Beach. You might want to avoid searching in the 92648 ZIP code, which, with its average unit price of $129.56 a month, is the priciest neighborhood for self storage in Huntington Beach.
Are you trying to locate a ridiculously inexpensive self storage unit in Huntington Beach, CA? July is the best month to find inexpensive storage, while the best prices can be found in the 92647 ZIP code. The worst time to search for storage is during October, when units are at their priciest, and beware that the 92648 area has the worst prices.
Huntington Beach, CA self storage typically costs between $49 and $236 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, Huntington Beach had an average home value of $699,900 which in the past year is up 0.104%.