North Port, FL Self Storage: FAQ
Is self storage in North Port cheap?
Much like real estate values, storage prices can be totally different on one side of a city as they are on another. This should be of little surprise given storage's conection to the real estate industry. 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. The extra drive to the facility could very well be worth the monthly savings. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in North Port, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?
North Port's average price of $67.05 a month for a unit ranks it as the 93rd most expensive city for self-storage in Florida, which itself ranks as the 15th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, North Port's average price is $11.58 less than the state average 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. Given that the average price of a storage unit in North Port is $67.05 and the median income in Florida is $45,281.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.78% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. When we compare this percentage to other cities in Florida, we find that it ranks at the 45th percentile and is therefore a relatively cheap place to rent a storage unit.
When you compare the relative price of storage in North Port with cities nationwide you actually get the opposite result: it ranks at the 58th percentile, making it somewhat expensive to rent a unit here. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in North Port should cost an average of $5.10 less than the national average price of 72.15.
How much should I expect storage facilities in North Port to charge per month for my unit?
Scoring a great deal on a storage unit in North Port has everything to do with knowing what kind of price range to expect. Since the average price of storage can be over $100 different between two cities in the same state, any past experiences booking storage elsewhere will be little help here. In order to make sure you don't go into your storage search unprepared, we've had our analysts comb through all the data on North Port storage you might need.
In North Port, storage units rent at an average of $67.05 a month. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $804.6 a year. It's important to note here that that average price does include all standard storage unit sizes. As you might expect, monthly rates will change depending on the size of the unit you choose. Storage units in North Port come in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. For each standard size, the average price in North Port is:
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Which neighborhoods in North Port have the most inexpensive prices on storage units? Which have the highest prices?
Prices on self storage in North Port can change substantially with a few minutes drive in any direction. The best prices on storage in North Port can be found in the 34287 ZIP code. Units there average $90.32 a month. North Port's most pricey area for storage lies within the 34289 ZIP code, where storage rental rates are an average $97.84 a month.
How many self storage facilities are operating in the North Port, FL area?
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 North Port, are there plenty of options available, or few?
Industry experts at SelfStorage.com estimate that there are approximately 7 storage facilities servicing the North Port, FL community. When compared to other cities in Florida, North Port offers storage seekers very few different facilities to compare. The average city in the state is home to 10 storage facilties, 3 more than what can be found in North Port. To put it into more perspective, that's only 0.43% of the facilities in Florida listed on our storage network, which places North Port as only the 65th largest city in terms of storage business count out of all 173 cities in Florida. Just as it has few facilities relative to other cities in its state, North Port also has a meager number of self-storage facilities compared to other cities nationwide, 2 less than the national average of 9.
But of course, comparing the raw number of storage facilities in North Port to other cities in Florida and nationwide without taking population into account tells us very little. North Port, FL has approximately 54,223 inhabitants. Do the 7 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? Comparing North Port to other cities in the 50,000 to 100,000 population bracket, we find that North Port doesn't quite have as many self storage facilities as average. Other cities in that bracket average 11 facilities, while North Port has 4 fewer. We've further corroborated North Port's relative lack of storage space by examining its per capita count of facilities. On a self-storage facilities per-person basis, North Port ranks in the 34th percentile among cities across the United States. In other words, there's not exactly a ton of extra storage space for the 54,223 people living there. Even if we restrict our scope of comparison to the state level, North Port doesn't seem to offer its population as much storage space as other cities do, attaining a low rank in the 35th percentile for facilities per capita among cities in Florida.
Lastly, US Census data shows that North Port is growing fast, its population jumping by 133.2% from 2000 to 2010, a 115.6% higher increase than the 17.6% growth that Florida saw as a whole. North Port's high rate of growth, plus its low level of self-storage facilities per person, could cause demand for a storage unit, and possibly storage prices, to be extremely high.
Do prices on North Port, FL self storage change depending on the time of year? Should I wait until a more ideal 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. The period between April and September is typically considered the high season for storage, while prices are lower the rest of the year, notably through October and March. The single busiest day of the high season is typically National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday' by storage facility operators for the amount of activity they see that day, which is the day after Memorial Day. University towns often see the sharpest seasonal spikes, as college students rent a significant number of storage units when they go home during their summer break. Smaller sized units in particular will see a rise in price during this period.
Analysts at SelfStorage.com have found that seasonal price changes on self storage in North Port are marginally higher than in other cities, with a greater average difference between low and high seasons. 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 best month to go searching for storage in North Port is September, when the average unit goes for a low $39 a month. The worst month, on the other hand, is August, when units hit a high of $169.
SELF STORAGE IN NORTH PORT, FL: THE BOTTOM LINE
Are you trying to find a decidedly inexpensive self storage unit in North Port, FL? September is the best month to find inexpensive storage, and you'll have the most success looking in the 34287 ZIP code. The worst month to look for storage is August, when storage prices climb the highest, and remember that the 34289 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.