Storage rental rates are highly seasonal, with prices often fluctuating widely throughout the year. 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. In addition to families moving between homes, college students renting storage for the summer also contribute to demand during the high season, particularly in college towns.
There's not as much of a difference between prices during the high and low seasons in Santee as there is in other cities, meaning seasonality is less of a concern here. Even so, it's often a good idea to book at the lowest price and then lock in that rate with the facility. With its average price of $95, January is the cheapest month to book storage in Santee. With an average price of $186.83, December is the most expensive month to rent storage in Santee.
Finding the unit you need at the price you want has everything to do with what's available in your area, with more facilities offering more options. So are there a large or small number of storage businesses operating in Santee?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 7 storage businesses operating in Santee, CA. When placed in comparison to other cities in the state, Santee offers storage searchers relatively few facilities: the average city in California has 9 storage businesses listed on the SelfStorage.com network, 2 more than Santee does. It makes sense then that Santee is only the 104th largest city for storage out of all 253 cities in California listed on our network, containing only 0.32% of all facilities in the state. Just as Santee 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 2 fewer facilities than the 9 that can be found in the average US city.
But of course, comparing Santee to other cities in California or across the nation regardless of population tells us very little. Approximately 55,341 people live in Santee, CA. Is that a large population for a city with 7 self-storage facilities, or a small one? Santee, as it turns out, has fewer storage facilities than is typical of a city its size. Cities with a population of 50,000 to 100,000 have an average 11 facilities, 4 more than Santee's 7. In addition, if we look at Santee's per capita facility count, our former findings seem to be definitively strenthened: Santee does seem to have few facilities for its size. On a self-storage facilities per-person basis, Santee ranks in the 33rd percentile among cities across the United States. In other words, there's not exactly a ton of extra storage space for the 55,341 people living there. The same is not true, however, when we compare Santee only to other cities in its state. In terms of California, Santee places in the 58th percentile for storage businesses per capita, meaning that it actually has a good amount of storage space for a city in California.
Finally, it also seems that Santee is undergoing a modest level of population growth. According to the US Census, Santee grew by 4.3% from 2000 to 2010, which, though not insignificant, is 5.7% less than the 10% growth California saw. Add that low rate of growth to the fact that Santee also has a high number of facilities per capita, and you get what appears to be an excellent place to find a storage unit.
Finding a great price on a storage unit in Santee can be difficult if you don't know how much units in the area typically 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. That's why our analysts have crunched the numbers so that you will be able to know what to expect before you begin your storage search.
Storage businesses in Santee rent out their units at an average price of $95 a month. If you're considering a longer stay in your storage unit then at that rate you'd be paying approximately $1140 per year. Don't, however, put too much weight on that number, as it does not discriminate by unit size. Units of different square footage can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same storage facility. The standard sizes of storage units in Santee are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, and 10x15. In Santee, the average monthly rental rate for each standard size is:
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It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. 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 extra drive to the facility could very well be worth the monthly savings. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in Santee, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?
Santee is the 80th most expensive city for self storage in the state of California, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $95. California itself is the 9th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Santee's average price is $3.64 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. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Santee storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. A storage unit in Santee will on average cost 2.08% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in California is $54,681.00. This is a relatively-large percentage of income compared to other cities in California, ranking in at the 67th percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Santee is somewhat expensive.
If we measure according to the national scale and compare it to cities across the country, self-storage rates in Santee are still somewhat expensive, ranking at the 70th percentile in terms of relative expense. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $22.85 more than that for self storage in Santee.
Santee self storage typically costs between $59 and $185 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, Santee had an average home value of $369,000 which in the past year is up 0.134%.