Rental rates on self storage units can change significantly from one month to the next over the course of the year, climbing higher or diving lower depending on the season. Peaking in May through September, when most people in the United States move, and dropping to their lowest in October through March, when far fewer people move homes, storage prices and closely linked to moving patterns. 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. Cities with high proportions of university students may see more pronounced seasonal highs and lows, as many students book storage units during the summer.
Santa Clarita experiences higher-than-average price fluctuations. Though seasonality is not as salient here as in other cities, significant seasonal changes should be expected. In cities such as Santa Clarita that have highly-seasonal prices, its often a good idea to agree on a length of stay and a single monthly rate with the facility, and to get that agreement down in writing. Storage prices are at their highest in Santa Clarita during the month of January, where they hit an average price of $163.29, while prices are at their lowest in May, where they go for a low $73.38 a month.
The more facilities there are in the area you're searching, the more options you'll have. If I'm searching for storage in Santa Clarita, should I expect plenty of available storage facilities, or only a few?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 8 storage businesses operating in Santa Clarita, CA. In California, the average city is home to 9 storage businesses, a whole 1 more than what's offered in Santa Clarita, meaning you'll have fewer options in Santa Clarita than you might elsewhere in the state. To put it into a different perspective, that's just barely 0.37% of the facilities in California, ranking it as the 94th largest out of 253 California cities in terms of number of storage businesses. Santa Clarita also has a below-average number of facilities when compared to cities on the national scale, where it's 1 below the national average of 9 storage facilities.
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 Santa Clarita to the rest of California. Do the 8 self storage facilities in Santa Clarita offer the 169,174 people living there enough extra storage space? How does Santa Clarita compare to similarly-sized cities? For its 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket, Santa Clarita comes a bit under the mark in terms of number of self-storage facilities. Cities in this bracket average 18 facilities, 10 more than what can be found in Santa Clarita. In addition, if we look at Santa Clarita's per capita facility count, our former findings seem to be definitively affirmed: Santa Clarita does seem to have few facilities for its size. In terms of facilities per capita, Santa Clarita only ranks in the 9th percentile among cities on our storage network, which seems to indicate quite convincingly that the 8 storage businesses in Santa Clarita is a very low number for a city of 169,174 people. Even when we only compare Santa Clarita to other cities in its state, it still appears to have relatively little self-storage space for the size of its population, coming in at the 14th percentile for facilities per capita among cities in California.
Finally, according to US Census data, Santa Clarita's population grew by 8.7% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, -1.3% less than the 10% growth that California grew as a whole. Keep in mind, though, that while there's probably not as much demand generated by people moving into town as there is in other California cities, Santa Clarita already has relatively fewer storage facilities for its size than many of those faster-growing cities.
You'll won't have the easiest of times telling a good deal on storage in Santa Clarita from a great one if you don't know what storage in Santa Clarita usually rents for. Past experience booking storage in other cities can be misleading, as average prices will be totally different in other cities--even other cities in CA. But there's no reason to worry, as we've gone ahead and calculated all the necessary data so that you can begin your storage search with a firm knowledge of the local industry.
You should expect to pay an average of $163.29 a month for self storage in Santa Clarita. If you're considering a longer stay in your storage unit then at that rate you'd be paying approximately $1959.48 per year. Note that this average disregards the different unit sizes and so shouldn't be taken too literally. You can easily end up paying up to or exceeding twice as much money for the larger units than the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage units in Santa Clarita are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. The average rental rates for each size of storage unit found in Santa Clarita are:
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Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. While it's true that accessing the unit will be more cumbersome the farther it is away, the potential savings could make you complacent with any extra inconvenience. But is it worth expanding your search, or is self-storage (commonly called mini storage or public storage) cheaper in Santa Clarita than its surroundings? We asked the analysts at SelfStorage.com to find out.
Santa Clarita's average price of $163.29 a month for a unit ranks it as the 21st 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, Santa Clarita's average price is $71.93 more than the state average of $91.36.
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. 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 California is $54,681.00, which means the average storage unit in Santa Clarita would require 3.58% of a median earner's monthly income. According to our analysis, this makes Santa Clarita a very expensive place to rent a storage unit, its average price as a percent of income coming in at the 92nd percentile for cities in California.
Santa Clarita self-storage prices are very expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 94th percentile. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $91.14 more than that for self storage in Santa Clarita.
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, Santa Clarita had an average home value of $399,000 which in the past year is up 0.224%.