Self Storage in Kissimmee: FAQ
How much storage space is there in Kissimmee? Will it be easy to find a good facility?
A greater number of storage facilities equates to more available storage space, so the number of facilities operating in your city will be one of the most important factors in your storage search. So are there a large or small number of storage businesses operating in Kissimmee?
There are 29 total storage facilities in Kissimmee, FL on the SelfStorage.com network. This is a very high number of facilities for a city in Florida, where the average city is home to approximately 10 self-storage businesses, a full 19 less than those in Kissimmee. This ranks Kissimmee as the 11th largest storage market out of 173 Florida cities in terms of number of facilities, making up 1.76% of the state's total. How does Kissimmee fare against cities outside of Florida? On a national scale, it still has more facilities than the average city, 20 more than the average 9, to be more precise.
But making comparisons between any cities, whether it be comparing Kissimmee to its neighbors in Florida or on a national scale, isn't a very fruitful excercise when we ignore a city's population. Kissimmee, FL has approximately 62,632 inhabitants. Do the 29 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? Cities with populations of 50,000 to 100,000 have, on average, 11 self-storage facilities listed on the SelfStorage.com network. Seeing that Kissimmee is home to 18 more facilities, we can say with confidence that it has a very high amount of storage space for its size. But then again, such a population bracket covers a wide range of cities. A more accurate measure would be Kissimmee's per capita facility count--a measure which has supported our former results, showing Kissimmee to indeed have plenty of storage space for its population. Among cities nationwide, Kissimmee ranks in the 74th percentile for the number of storage units per capita, offering its 62,632 residents a moderately-high amount of storage space. Among cities in Florida, Kissimmee still has a high number of storage businesses listed on our network per inhabitant, ranking in at the 75th percentile statewide.
Our discussion of facilities per capita can't be completed without mentioning Kissimmee's rapid population growth from 2000-2010, a period over which it took on 27.4% more people. That's a 9.8%-higher growth rate than Florida, which grew by 17.6%, saw as a whole. But even if Kissimmee's growth in population has caused a surge in demand, keep in mind that the city still, even after all that growth, has a good number of facilities per capita, which may balance out the population surge.
Are storage rental rates seasonal? Do storage unit prices in Kissimmee, FL change depending on the time of year?
It's often true that the same storage unit at the same storage facility will cost significantly more or less in April than it does in November. That's because self storage is a seasonal industry. 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. National Moving Day (the day following Memorial Day) is typically seen as the first real day of the high season and is often the busiest day of the year for storage facilities. College students looking for a place to keep their things during the summer holiday can also have an effect on high season prices, pushing up prices on smaller units in particular, which is something to keep in mind if you live in a college town.
Prices on self storage in Kissimmee 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. If you'd still like to play it safe, which of course is always a good idea, one way to guard against seasonal price changes is by setting up an agreement with the facility to pay a single rate for your entire rental period. April is the most expensive month for storage in Kissimmee, with an average price of $98.7. The cheapest prices on storage in Kissimmee can be found during the month of February, where the average cost of a unit is $65.31.
How much should I expect to pay for a self storage unit in Kissimmee, FL?
Finding the best price on a storage unit in Kissimmee can be tough if you don't know what a good price is. Average prices varying as they do from place to place, the only valuable comparison you can make is with other storage facilities in the area. That's why, in order to make sure you go into your storage search as well-informed as possible, we've gone ahead and gathered the data for you.
On average, a storage unit in Kissimmee goes for $67.93 a month. If you're thinking of renting a unit for the long term, that's approximately $815.16 per year. Note that this is the average price regardless of size and shouldn't be taken too literally. Larger units can be more than twice as expensive as the smaller sizes. In Kissimmee you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. For each standard size, here's how much you might expect to pay per month in Kissimmee:
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Is self storage in Kissimmee cheap?
Self storage rates being as highly-dependent on the real estate market as they are, it should come as no surprise that prices can change dramatically within the space of a few miles. 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. To some, the greater distance to the facility is worth the greater savings. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Kissimmee to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
An average price of $67.93 a month for a storage unit makes Kissimmee the 91st most expensive city in Florida for self-storage, while Florida itself is the 15th most expensive state. In general, storage units in Kissimmee go for $10.70 less than the state average of $78.63.
These average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage in one city is compared to another, as the cost of living changes from place to place. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. The median income in Florida is $45,281.00, which means the average storage unit in Kissimmee would require 1.8% of a median earner's monthly income. This is actually a moderately-low percentage of income to spend on a storage unit: compared to other cities in Florida it ranks at the 47th percentile.
On the other hand, storage in Kissimmee is somewhat expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 59th percentile nationwide. 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 $4.22 less than that for self storage in Kissimmee.
Where can I book the cheapest storage units in Kissimmee, Florida?
Storage prices often follow real estate trends, which means that certain areas of Kissimmee can be significantly more or less expensive than others. The cheapest neighborhood for storage in Kissimmee is within the 34741 ZIP code, where prices average $91.89 a month. You probably won't be finding the best deal on storage in the 34746 ZIP code in Kissimmee, which with an average price of $159.98 a unit is the most expensive neighborhood in town.
KISSIMMEE SELF STORAGE: THE BOTTOM LINE
Keeping an eye out for a ridiculously inexpensive self storage unit in Kissimmee, FL? February is the best time to begin your search for storage, and the best area to look for storage is the 34741 ZIP code. Do your best to avoid searching in April, when unit prices reach their year-long summit, and be aware that the 34746 area is costlier than other areas.