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Denver Self Storage Units and Mini Storage in Denver, Colorado

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Denver, CO Self Storage: FAQ

Is storage in Denver cheaper than in other cities?

Some storage seekers are able to find much cheaper rates by looking in nearby communities in addition to their own. That's why those looking for the best deal on a storage unit should expand the area of their search as far and wide as possible. The longer trip to the facility could easily be worth the monthly savings, particularly if you only plan on accessing your unit occassionally. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Denver than in other nearby cities, we can make it easier for you to decide whether or not to take the time on a wider search.

Denver's average price of $127.58 a month for a unit ranks it as the 6th most expensive city for self-storage in Colorado, which itself ranks as the 17th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Denver's average price is $49.75 more than the state average of $77.83.

But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. To give you a better idea of affordability, we've created a 'relative price' scale that estimates how expensive storage is for median income earners in that state. The median income in Colorado is $60,381.00, which means the average storage unit in Denver would require 2.54% of a median earner's monthly income. When compared to storage price as a percent of income in other cities in Colorado, Denver ranks in the 83rd percentile, which means that self-storage here is quite expensive.

If we measure according to the national scale and compare it to cities across the country, self-storage rates in Denver are still very expensive, ranking at the 82nd percentile in terms of relative expense. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Denver should cost an average of $55.43 more than the national average price of 72.15.

Which parts of Denver are cheapest for self-storage units? Which parts are the highest priced?

Storage prices often follow real estate trends, which means that certain areas of Denver can be significantly more or less expensive than others. Those trying to find the cheapest storage in Denver would do well by looking at facilities in the 80260 ZIP code, where storage units go for an average of $96.20 a month, the cheapest in all of Denver. Storage is costliest in the 80216 ZIP code, where you should expect to pay about $159.75 a month for a unit.

What's the best time of year to book self storage in Denver, CO?

One of the most prominent factors involved with finding a cheap storage unit is the time of year you go searching for that unit, as storage prices change due to seasonal demand. Storage seasonality is in synch with the moving seasons, which are at their highest in the late spring and summer, as a huge amount of storage demand is generated by people moving into new homes. The high season is considered to be in full swing on National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day after Memorial Day. Those looking for storage in areas with a large population of college students might find that seasonality affects prices on smaller unit sizes in particular, as students book 5x5s and 5x10s to store their things while they go home for the summer.

Prices on self storage in Denver do not vary as widely between high and low seasons as they do on average in other cities, so seasonality should be less of an issue for potential renters here. Despite the low level of seasonality, those looking for a self storage unit may still want to lock in their price at the time of booking. With its average price of $61.36, March is the cheapest month to book storage in Denver. With an average price of $127.58, January is the most expensive month to rent storage in Denver.

About how much should I expect to pay for a storage unit in Denver, CO?

It's nearly impossible to know what a good monthly rate on a storage unit is if you don't know what kind of prices to expect in Denver. Past experience booking storage in other cities can be misleading, as average prices will be totally different in other cities--even other cities in CO. In order to prevent you from going into your storage search in the dark, we've had our analysts comb through all the data on Denver storage you might need.

The average rental rate of a self storage unit in Denver is $127.58 a month. If you're considering a longer stay in your storage unit then at that rate you'd be paying approximately $1530.96 per year. Keep in mind that that average rate does not differentiate between the different unit sizes, and so should be taken with a sizeable grain of salt. Units of different square footage can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same storage facility. Self storage in Denver comes in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. In Denver, the average monthly rental rate for each standard size is:

Storage Unit SizeAverage Price in Denver, CO
5x5$73.33
5x10$84.67
10x10$136.36
10x15$172.62
10x20$176.33
10x30$235

What's storage facility coverage like in Denver, CO? Are there plenty of facilities to choose from, or only a few?

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. In terms of the number of storage businesses in Denver, are there plenty of options available, or few?

Analysts at SelfStorage.com report that there are an estimated 64 storage facilities located in the Denver area. If you were wondering how that compares to other cities in the state, it's a very high number of facilities for a city: the average city in Colorado offers only 12 storage facilities, 52 less than Denver. It makes sense then that Denver is also the 2nd largest in terms of facilities out of all 30 cities in Colorado listed on our storage network, accounting for approximately 17.73% of self storage facilities listed in that state. Denver also has a large number of facilities for a city on the national scale, with 55 more facilities than the national average of 9.

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 Denver to the rest of Colorado. Are the 64 facilities in Denver sufficient at supplying the 610,345 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? Cities with populations of 250,000 to 1,000,000 average 49 storage facilities, 15 fewer than Denver's 64, which leads us to conclude that Denver has a decent amount of storage space for a city 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 Denver's 610,345 people--a figure which seems to have undercut our finding that there's plenty of storage to be had there. Denver's 64 self-storage facilities for its 610,345 residents ranks it in the 27th percentile for storage facilities per capita among cities across the country. That low rank means that there isn't as much storage space for each person in Denver as there is in most other cities. Just as Denver offers little storage space per person on a national scale, the same goes when we compare the city to others in its state, where it only ranks in the 34th percentile for facilities per capita.

We can't feel satisfied concluding our look at facilities per capita without mentioning the fact that Denver is seeing some modest population growth. The city saw 9.7% more people move there from 2000-2010. Though that's not insignificant, it is 7.2% less growth than the 16.9% that Colorado in total saw. Keep in mind, though, that while there's probably not as much demand generated by people moving into town as there is in other Colorado cities, Denver already has relatively fewer storage facilities for its size than many of those faster-growing cities.

THE BOTTOM LINE ON DENVER SELF STORAGE:

Attempting to find a suprisingly-low price on a self storage unit in Denver, CO? March offers the lowest prices on storage, while the most inexpensive place to find a unit is the 80260 ZIP code. Try to avoiding looking for storage during January, when units cost the most, and be warned that the 80216 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.

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, Denver had an average home value of $337,300 which in the past year is up 0.085%.

SelfStorage.com Renters' Score

Review of Denver Self Storage
Overall Average: 4.2 out of 5
Average Value: 3.8 out of 5
Average Time Spent on Paperwork: 3.8 out of 5
Average Security: 3.9 out of 5
Average Service: 4.5 out of 5
Average Cleanliness: 4.4 out of 5
Based on 84 reviews
The SelfStorage Renters' Score provides a review of Denver Self Storage facilities based on the feedback from the community of online renters. Be sure to read renters' reviews of individual facilities before you book.
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Mini U Storage - I-70

Denver, CO 80216
3.5 miles away
5x15 Unit
First month's rent $1. Free Truck rental period, $30 Value. RESERVATION HELD FOR 7 DAYS. photo of Mini U Storage - I-701
4 out of 5 stars
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Mini U Storage - Mississippi Ave.

Denver, CO 80247
6 miles away
5x9 Unit
50% off 1st Month! Free Truck rental period, $30 V...

Penske
SelfStorage.com customers save 10% or more on truck rentals
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Mini U Storage - Federal Heights

Denver, CO 80260
8.5 miles away
5x8 Unit
50% off the first month's rent. Free Truck rental period, $30 Value. RESERVATION HELD FOR 7 DAYS. photo of Mini U Storage - Federal Heights3
4.5 out of 5 stars
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2020 Storage

Denver, CO 80205
0.9 miles away
1x1½ Locker
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4 out of 5 stars
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Mini U Storage - Iliff

Denver, CO 80231
6.4 miles away
4x12 Unit
50% off the first month's rent. Free Truck rental period, $30 Value. RESERVATION HELD FOR 7 DAYS. photo of Mini U Storage - Iliff5
4 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Denver, CO 80247
7.6 miles away
5x5 Unit
15% Off and First Month Free photo of CubeSmart Self Storage6
4 out of 5 stars
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Uncle Bob's Self Storage - Lakewood - W Arizona Ave

Lakewood, CO 80232
6 miles away
10x5 Unit
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Denver, CO 80221
5.9 miles away
10x10 Unit
15% Off and Half Off First Month photo of CubeSmart Self Storage8
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Uncle Bob's Self Storage - Lakewood - 1576 Kipling St

Lakewood, CO 80215
6.6 miles away
10x15 Unit
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Denver, CO 80247
5.9 miles away
10x15 Unit
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Englewood, CO 80110
7.1 miles away
5x10 Unit
15% Off and Half Off First Month photo of CubeSmart Self Storage11
4.5 out of 5 stars
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StorQuest Self Storage - Denver

Denver, CO 80222
5.2 miles away
10x10 Unit
50% Off First Month's Rent! photo of StorQuest Self Storage - Denver12
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Crestline Self Storage

Commerce City, CO 80022
7 miles away
5x10 Unit
FREE LOCK WITH NEW UNIT RENTAL!!!!! photo of Crestline Self Storage13
4 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Denver, CO 80232
6.5 miles away
10x10 Unit
15% Off and Half Off First Month photo of CubeSmart Self Storage14
4 out of 5 stars
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U-Stor-All

Denver, CO 80223
3.1 miles away
5x10 Unit
No admin fee with your online reservation! photo of U-Stor-All15
3 out of 5 stars
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CubeSmart Self Storage

Federal Heights, CO 80260
7.8 miles away
5x15 Unit
15% Off and Half Off First Month photo of CubeSmart Self Storage16
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Security Self Storage - Quebec

Denver, CO 80224
5.9 miles away
10x16 Unit
1/2 OFF The First Month's Rent! photo of Security Self Storage - Quebec17
4 out of 5 stars
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Uncle Bob's Self Storage - Aurora

Aurora, CO 80012
7.8 miles away
5x10 Unit
Pay the remaining days this month, next month 50% off! photo of Uncle Bob's Self Storage - Aurora18
4 out of 5 stars
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Storage Masters - Denver

Denver, CO 80247
6.2 miles away
5x10 Unit
FREE LOCAL MOVE IN TRUCK & LOCK! Minimal Charges Apply to truck. Call Site Manager to Reserve. photo of Storage Masters - Denver19
4 out of 5 stars
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Security Self Storage - Holly

Denver, CO 80222
5.2 miles away
5x10 Unit
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