Certain areas of Vallejo can be significantly cheaper or more expensive for storage than others. Searching for storage in the 94589 ZIP code should yield the cheapest rental rates, as units there average $142.26 a month, lower than anywhere else in Vallejo. You might want to avoid searching in the 94591 ZIP code, which, with its average unit price of $153.68 a month, is the priciest place for self storage in Vallejo.
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. Memorial Day weekend marks the definitive end to the low season. The following Tuesday is often so busy that it's popularly known as 'Crazy Tuesday' within the self storage industry. College towns often see more radical seasonal swings, as their student populations drive demand on smaller units in particular up during the summer.
Our data tells us that seasonality is slightly more pronounced in Vallejo than in many other cities, its highs a bit higher and its lows a bit lower. This makes it particularly important to find a unit at a good, low price, then to lock in that price for the duration of your stay. The lowest prices on self storage in Vallejo can be found during the month of February, with an average price of $35.7, while the most expensive month is November, with an average price of $169.
If you're new to searching for self storage in Vallejo you might not know what kind of prices should be expected. Even though you may have booked storage units in other cities in the past, prices could be quite different in your current location, which makes it difficult to know what the standard price is. But don't worry: SelfStorage.com has all the data you need in order to go into your storage search well informed.
Storage units in Vallejo rent at an average monthly rate of $60.24. At that rate, staying in a unit for a year would cost about $722.88, in case you need storage for a long period of time. Keep in mind though that prices for all unit sizes in Vallejo were included when calculating that figure, so comparing it any individual unit will do you little good. As should be expected, monthly rates will be quite different depending on thedimensions of the unit you choose. The standard sizes of storage units available in Vallejo include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Here are the average monthly rates for each standard unit size in Vallejo:
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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 how many self-storage businesses are operating in Vallejo?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 11 storage businesses operating in Vallejo, CA. That's slightly higher than most other cities in California, where each city averages 9 facilities, 2 less than what's available in Vallejo. This ranks Vallejo as the 60th largest storage market out of 253 California cities in terms of number of facilities, making up 0.51% of the state's total. And Vallejo doesn't just have a lot of storage facilities for its state, either: it also surpasses the national average of 9 facilities per city by 2.
Since, however, there are huge disparities in population between Vallejo and other cities in California, comparing the number of storage businesses in each tells us very little. So how does Vallejo, with its population of 114,622, compare to cities with similar populations? As it turns out, Vallejo offers a below-average amount of storage space for a city its size. It's only a bit below average--7 facilities, to be precise--but it does come in under the average 18 storage facilities that cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket have. That Vallejo has few facilities for its size seems to be further verified when we look at Vallejo's actual per capita storage facility coverage. The 11 self-storage businesses serving Vallejo rank it in the 24th percentile for facilities per person nationwide. That low rank indicates that there are very few storage businesses serving the 114,622 residents of Vallejo compared to other cities, which may make finding the right storage unit for you a more difficult task. Does Vallejo perform any better in terms of per capita facilities for cities in California? Apparently even then the city is somewhat low on storage space, only ranking in the 42nd percentile for facilities per person in California.
One more thing we'd like to note regarding Vallejo's storage facilities per capita is the fact that the city has seen part of its population trickle away over the past few years. From 2000 to 2010, Vallejo's population fell by 2.3%. This is in contrast to the rest of California, which in total took on a 10%-larger population over the same period. Concluding that demand for storage in Vallejo would be lower than in other cities in California due to its relatively-low growth rate would, however, be ignoring the fact that Vallejo has fewer facilities for its population than many of these cities, and that a shorter supply would have the same effects on price as high demand.
Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. It could indeed be that a facility just a mile or two outside of town offers a much lower rate, but you won't find that facility unless you include a wider area in your search. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. If self-storage (often known as public self storage and mini storage) in Vallejo is more expensive than elsewhere, then you should definitely broaden your search. So we asked our analysts to find out.
Vallejo's average price of $60.24 a month for a unit ranks it as the 184th most expensive city for self-storage in California, which itself ranks as the 9th most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Vallejo, expect to pay $31.12 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. 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 Vallejo would require 1.32% of a median earner's monthly income. Comparing this percentage to other cities in California shows us that it ranks at the 26th percentile and is therefore a somewhat cheap place to rent a self-storage unit.
The same holds true on a national scale, where self-storage rates in Vallejo are comparatively relatively cheap, ranking in at the 32nd percentile among cities on our nationwide network. 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 $11.91 less than that for self storage in Vallejo.
Are you trying to find an insanely-cheap self storage unit in Vallejo, CA? You'll score the best bargains in February within the 94589 ZIP code. The absolute worst time to look for storage is November, the month during which prices hit their year-long peak, and be aware that the 94591 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.
Vallejo, CA self storage typically costs between $49 and $190 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, the average price of a home in Vallejo is $225,000.