Self Storage in Longwood, FL: Frequently Asked Questions
The unit in Longwood, FL I I had planned on booking jumped in price from September to May. Is this a regular seasonal change, and if so, what's the best month to book a unit?
The demand for storage being as highly seasonal as it is, moving between highs and lows throughout the year, the season you decide to book a unit during can have as much affect on the price you pay as any other factor. This seasonality, which is primarily generated by national moving patterns, hits its zenith in the late spring and early summer, and its nadir in the fall and winter. 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. Seasonal prices are often even more extreme in college towns, where students book a large number of self storage units during their summer vacation.
According to our data, Longwood's rental rates aren't as dependent on the time of year as other cities, which leads us to conclude that seasonality is less of a factor here. Even so, it's often a good idea to book at the lowest price and then lock in that rate with the facility. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Longwood are highest during September, when the average rental rate drops to a low $39. Your chances are lowest during May, which with an average price of $115 is the most expensive time to book a unit.
How much does storage in Longwood, FL cost?
It's hard to tell a good price on storage from a great one when you're unaware of how much self storage in Longwood should cost in the first place. 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. But there's no need to worry: we here at SelfStorage.com have all the data to help you go into your storage search well-informed.
In Longwood, storage units rent at an average of $40.29 a month. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $483.48 a year. It's important to note here that that average price does include all standard storage unit sizes. Different sizes of units can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same city. Storage units in Longwood come in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. The average prices for each size of storage unit found in Longwood are:
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Which areas of Longwood are the least expensive for renting self storage? Which areas are the priciest?
Storage prices can vary widely depending on which part of Longwood you're in You'll find the best prices on storage in the 32750 ZIP code, which averages $83.47 a month for a storage unit. Storage prices are highest within the 32779 ZIP code of Longwood, where rentals average $122.54 a month.
Are storage prices in Longwood relatively low?
Some storage seekers are able to find much cheaper rates by looking in nearby communities in addition to their own. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Longwood to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
Longwood is the 148th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Florida, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $40.29. Florida itself is the 15th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Longwood costs an average of $38.34 less than the average storage unit in Florida, which goes for 78.63.
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 Longwood 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 Longwood will on average cost 1.07% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Florida is $45,281.00. This is actually a very small percentage of monthly income to spend on a storage unit in Florida. Compared to other cities in the state, it ranks at the 13th percentile, making storage here very cheap.
In addition, storage in Longwood is also very cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 19th percentile compared to other cities across the nation. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $31.86 less than that for self storage in Longwood.
What's storage facility coverage like in Longwood, FL? Are there plenty of facilities to choose from, or only a few?
Some communities are home to plenty of storage businesses, offering those looking for storage a wide variety of choices, while other communities are less-well served and may need to expand their search into neighboring cities and suburbs. In terms of the number of storage businesses in Longwood, are there plenty of options available, or few?
There are 3 total storage facilities in Longwood, FL on the SelfStorage.com network. For a city in Florida, Longwood has very few self-storage facilities to choose from. The average city in the state is served by 10 different facilties, 7 more than what's on offer at Longwood. When ranked against the other 173 cities in Florida in order of number of facilities, Longwood only comes in 114th place, with 0.19% of the state's storage facilities. The same can be said for Longwood on a national scale as well, where it has 6 fewer than the nine facilities that can be found in the average American city.
But making comparisons between any cities, whether it be comparing Longwood to its neighbors in Florida or on a national scale, isn't a very fruitful excercise when we ignore a city's population. How, then, does Longwood with its 13,491 people compare to cities of a like size? Cities of similar size, as it turns out, offer more storage space than Longwood does. The average number of facilities for a city in the 10,000 to 25,000 population bracket is 6, which is 3 more than can be found in Longwood. But on the other hand, Longwood's count of facilities per capita seems to have contended the notion that it has little storage space for the 13,491 people living there. In terms of self-storage facilities per capita, Longwood ranks in the 52nd percentile nationwide, meaning that it has a moderately-high amount of storage space for its 13,491 residents. Just as Longwood appears to have a large amount of storage space per person compared to cities across the nation, the same goes when we restrict the comparison to Florida, where Longwood lands in the 52nd percentile for facilities per capita among cities in the state.
One more thing we'd like to note regarding Longwood'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, Longwood's population fell by 2.6%. This is in contrast to the rest of Florida, which in total took on a 17.6%-larger population over the same period. Such a low growth rate relative to other cities in Florida, not to mention its higher number of facilities per capita than most of those cities, would seem to make Longwood a high supply but low demand city for storage, which of course is ideal for anyone seeking to book a unit there.
LONGWOOD SELF STORAGE: THE BOTTOM LINE
Are you looking for an exceedingly inexpensive self storage unit in Longwood, FL? Then conduct your storage search during September within the 32750 ZIP code. The worst month to look for storage is May, when units cost the most, and beware that the 32779 area has the steepest prices.