Self Storage in Brandon, FL: Frequently Asked Questions
Is self storage in Brandon cheaper or more expensive than other cities in Florida?
As storage prices are closely tied to local real estate prices, it makes sense that rental rates can often differ substantially even in neighboring cities. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. You might have to spend more on gas getting out to that unit, but the savings you'll be building up could totally compensate for that. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Brandon 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.
An average price of $90.67 a month for a storage unit makes Brandon the 47th most expensive city in Florida for self-storage, while Florida itself is the 15th most expensive state. When searching for storage in Brandon, expect to pay $12.04 more than Florida's average price of $78.63.
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. 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 Florida is $45,281.00, which means the average storage unit in Brandon would require 2.4% of a median earner's monthly income. When we compare this storage price as a percent of income to other cities in Florida, we find that it ranks in the 73rd percentile, making it a fairly expensive place to rent storage.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in Brandon is comparatively very expensive, ranking at the 80th percentile among cities nationwide. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Brandon should cost an average of $18.52 more than the national average price of 72.15.
Self storage prices in Brandon, FL seem to spike sharply during the month of July. If that's the most expensive month, which one is cheapest?
The self storage market being of a seasonal nature, the prices on offer at the moment could be substantially different from those you'll see two months from now. Storage prices generally reach their peak during the period from May to September, coinciding with moving season. Sometimes called 'National Moving Day' or 'Crazy Tuesday', the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest for storage businesses and the highest point of the high season. 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.
Seasonality is slightly more pronounced in Brandon than it is in other cities on the SelfStorage.com network, meaning some price shifts throughout the year should be expected To avoid these seasonal changes as much as possible, try to lock in a rate during the slow season that will remain unchanged through the high season. Storage prices are at their highest in Brandon during the month of July, where they hit an average price of $175, while prices are at their lowest in September, where they go for a low $69 a month.
Which parts of Brandon are cheapest for self-storage? Which parts are more expensive?
Storage prices often follow real estate trends, which means that certain areas of Brandon can be significantly more or less expensive than others. Focus your storage search on the 39042 ZIP code of Brandon, where units rent for an average $79.72 a month, the lowest in the entire city. Brandon's priciest neighborhood for storage lies within the 33511 ZIP code, where storage rental rates are an average $121.07 a month.
How much self-storage space is there in Brandon? How many storage facilities are there per capita?
More facilities in an area mean more options, with some cities offering storage-searchers a wide range and others one that's much more narrow. About how many storage facilties are serving the Brandon area?
Based on our data, we estimate that there are about 6 storage facilities doing business in the Brandon, FL area. That's a significantly-smaller number of storage facilties than can be found in the average Florida city--4 less than the state average of 10, to be exact. Compared to the rest of the cities in Florida, Brandon ranks quite low in terms of number of facilities (77th out of all 173 cities), with a meager 0.37% share of the total. Brandon also has a below-average number of storage facilities when placed in comparison with cities nationwide. Its 6 facilities are 3 fewer than the 9 that can be found in the average American city.
On the other hand, comparing the total number of storage facilities in one city to another irrespective of the number of people that live in each city makes little sense, even when we're comparing Brandon to other cities in Florida. The population of Brandon, FL is 41,826. With 6 self-storage facilities, does Brandon offer relatively good or bad storage coverage? Comparing Brandon to other cities in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket, we find that Brandon doesn't quite have as many self storage facilities as average. Other cities in that bracket average 7 facilities, while Brandon has 1 fewer. One might point out that comparing Brandon to cities of a similar size doesn't prove its lack of storage for the size of the population, and that a better measure would be actually looking at its facilities per capita. Well, we have, and it has firmly affirmed our former results. The 6 facilities in Brandon for its 41,826 residents rank it in the 38th percentile for storage facilities per capita among cities across America. That's a relatively-low rank, and seems to indicate that there's not a whole lot of extra storage space in Brandon for those 41,826 people living there. Does Brandon perform any better in terms of per capita facilities for cities in Florida? Apparently even then the city is somewhat low on storage space, only ranking in the 38th percentile for facilities per person in Florida.
How much does a self storage unit in Brandon cost?
Before you go out looking for a cheap storage unit in Brandon, it's important that you know how much a unit in Brandon ususally costs. Even if you've booked storage units in other cities in the past, prices could be very different in your current city, which makes it difficult to know what is standard. But don't worry: we've gone ahead and calculated everything you might need to know about the price of storage in Brandon.
On average, a storage unit in Brandon goes for $90.67 a month. At those rates, a year-long stay in a unit will cost about $1088.04, in case your storage needs are more long term. Do keep in mind, though, that that average is for all unit sizes in Brandon together, so comparing it to individual units will do you little good. The actual price will largely depend upon the size of unit you're looking for. Storage units in Brandon come in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. For each standard size, here's how much you might expect to pay per month in Brandon:
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BRANDON SELF STORAGE: THE BOTTOM LINE
Searching for the lowest rate ever on a self storage unit in Brandon, FL? September is the cheapest month for storage, while the cheapest neighborhood for storage is the 39042 ZIP code. The worst time to search for storage is during July, when units cost the most, and beware that the 33511 area has the steepest prices.