Searching storage in San Leandro without knowing how much a unit should cost is no way to go about finding a good price. Since storage prices can change dramatically from one town to the next, the only real comparison you can make is with other facilities in the immediate area. To prevent you from going into your storage search in the dark, the analysts at SelfStorage.com have prepared the numbers you need to know.
Self storage rental rates average $63.75 a month in San Leandro. That's roughly $765 a year, for those of you whose need for storage is of a lengthier nature. It must be noted that that rate averages all sizes of units in San Leandro, and so shouldn't necessarily be used as a definitive yardstick during your search. The price gap between the smallest unit sizes and the largest can be very significant. Self storage in San Leandro comes in these standard sizes: 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. For each standard unit size, the average rental rate in San Leandro is:
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When it comes to finding self-storage, the more really is the merrier: more storage businesses in your area means more unit options available, and more options mean a greater chance you'll be able to choose a unit that satisfies your storage needs. If I'm searching for storage in San Leandro, should I expect plenty of available storage facilities, or only a few?
There are 14 total storage facilities in San Leandro, CA on the SelfStorage.com network. San Leandro is home to a slightly-higher number of storage facilities than most other cities in California. The average city in California is home to 9 storage businesses, 5 less than what can be found in San Leandro. San Leandro accounts for a surprising 0.64% of all facilities listed in California, coming in at 39th out of 253 cities in terms of facility count. Even by national standards, San Leandro boasts a large number of facilities, 5 more than the national average of 9 facilities in each city.
Since, however, there are huge disparities in population between San Leandro and other cities in California, comparing the number of storage businesses in each tells us very little. We ought to be comparing San Leandro, with its population of 78,622, to cities of similar size. Considering that the average city that falls in the 50,000 to 100,000 population bracket has 11 self storage facilities, we can conclude that San Leandro, which boasts 3 more, has a fairly-high amount of storage space for its size. It is important to note that comparing cities of like size might not be the best measure, and that a more accurate conclusion might be had by looking at how many facilities there are for San Leandro's 78,622 people--a figure which seems to have undercut our finding that there's plenty of storage to be had there. When compared with cities nationwide, San Leandro ranks in the 45th percentile for storage facilities per inhabitant, which means that, comparatively, San Leandro is somewhat-low on storage space for its 78,622 residents. But does San Leandro have a low amount of storage space for a city in California? As it turns out, it doesn't, instead scoring on the opposite side of the spectrum. In California, San Leandro actually scores in the 74th percentile for storage units per capita, meaning that it has more space for each of its 78,622 residents than most cities in California do for theirs.
We feel it worth mentioning that San Leandro saw a net loss in population from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, where its number of inhabitants fell by 1.4%. Over that same period, however, California took on 10% more people. Such a low growth rate relative to other cities in California, not to mention its higher number of facilities per capita than most of those cities, would seem to make San Leandro a high supply but low demand city for storage, which of course is ideal for anyone seeking to book a unit there.
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. Storage prices generally reach their peak during the period from May to September, coinciding with moving season. The day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest of the high season, and is known in the industry as 'National Moving Day' and 'Crazy Tuesday for the number of people who decided to move and rent storage on that 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.
Compared with other cities, San Leandro experiences a somewhat higher level of seasonality, with prices between low and high seasons differing to a greater degree than in many cities. If you know how long you'll be renting your unit, one way of avoiding seasonal price changes is by agreeing to pay a single rate for your entire stay. Shop for self storage in San Leandro during January to get the best price, when units go for an average of $63.75. Prices reach their highest in June, which at an average price of $227.67 a month you might want to avoid.
Some of the most successful storage finds occur when the storage seeker includes nearby towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods in their search. 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. The longer trip to the facility could easily be worth the monthly savings, particularly if you only plan on accessing your unit occassionally. Knowing whether or not you should look in nearby cities depends on whether or not self-storage (sometimes called mini storage or public self storage) in those cities is less expensive than in San Leandro. We've gone ahead and figured that out for you.
An average price of $63.75 a month for a storage unit makes San Leandro the 172nd most expensive city in California for self-storage, while California itself is the 9th most expensive state. When searching for storage in San Leandro, expect to pay $27.61 less than California's average price of $91.36.
An average price alone, however, doesn't tell you if storage is or isn't more affordable in one city versus another, as the cost of living will also be different. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for San Leandro 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 $63.75 unit in San Leandro cost 1.4% of a median earner's monthly income. This is actually a relatively low percentage of income to spend on a storage unit for a city in California. Compared to other cities in the state it ranks at the 32nd percentile.
In addition to being relatively cheap at the state level, storage in San Leandro is also relatively cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 37th percentile when compared to other cities nationwide. 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 $8.40 less than that for self storage in San Leandro.
Self Storage rates can change dramatically from one neighborhood to the next in San Leandro. The best prices on storage in San Leandro can be found in the 94578 ZIP code. Units there average $142.29 a month. You probably won't be finding the best deal on storage in the 94577 ZIP code in San Leandro, which with an average price of $149.07 a unit is the most pricey neighborhood in town.
Are you trying to book a crazy-awesome deal on a self storage unit in San Leandro, CA? You'll find the absolute lowest prices during January within the 94578 ZIP code. Do your best to avoid searching in June, which is the most expensive time to book a unit, and be mindful of the fact that 94577 area is the most expensive.
San Leandro self storage typically costs between $78 and $219 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, San Leandro had an average home value of $400,000 which in the past year is up 0.228%.