ROCKLEDGE, FL Self Storage: FAQ
The unit in ROCKLEDGE, FL I I had planned on booking jumped in price from September to June. Is this a regular seasonal change, and if so, what's the best month to book a unit?
Finding and locking in a good monthly rate on your self storage unit has a lot to do with the time of year you book it, as prices vacillate from season to season. 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 comes into full swing on the day after Memorial Day, which is such a popular time to rent storage that those in the industry have taken to calling it 'Crazy Tuesday.' Seasonal prices are often even more extreme in college towns, where students book a large number of self storage units during their summer vacation.
Our data shows that the average price of a storage unit does not change throughout the year in ROCKLEDGE to the same degree as it does in most cities, so seasonality should be less of a hassle for those looking for storage in ROCKLEDGE. Still, hunting for storage during the cheapest month of the year is always a great way to find a good deal. The lowest prices on self storage in ROCKLEDGE can be found during the month of September, with an average price of $45.27, while the most expensive month is June, with an average price of $126.09.
How much do storage businesses in Rockledge charge per month for a storage unit?
It's hard to tell a good price on storage from a great one when you're unaware of how much self storage in Rockledge should cost in the first place. Comparing facilities you booked storage at in other cities will do you little good, as the average price for storage could be hundreds of dollars different. But don't worry: we've gone ahead and calculated everything you might need to know about the price of storage in Rockledge.
Prices on storage in Rockledge average $81.25 per month. If you're thinking of renting a unit for the long term, that's approximately $975 per year. This average does encompass all storage unit sizes, so it should be taken with a large grain of salt. Different sizes of units can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same city. The standard sizes of storage available in Rockledge include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. The average prices for each are:
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Is self storage in Rockledge expensive?
Some storage seekers are able to find much cheaper rates by looking in nearby communities in addition to their own. 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. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in Rockledge, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?
Rockledge is the 60th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Florida, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $81.25. Florida itself is the 15th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Rockledge costs an average of $2.62 more than the average storage unit in Florida, which goes for 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. A storage unit in Rockledge will on average cost 2.15% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Florida is $45,281.00. When we compare this storage price as a percent of income to other cities in Florida, we find that it ranks in the 64th percentile, making it a fairly expensive place to rent storage.
When placed on a national scale and compared to cities across the country, storage prices in Rockledge are still somewhat expensive, ranking at the 73rd percentile in terms of relative expense. Expect to pay $9.10 more than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Rockledge.
How many storage facilities are serving the community of Rockledge, FL?
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. When it comes to the number of facilities operating in Rockledge, how many options are available?
According to our numbers, there are 8 total storage facilities in Rockledge, FL. For a city in Florida, Rockledge has very few self-storage facilities to choose from. The average city in the state is served by 10 different facilties, 2 more than what's on offer at Rockledge. Rockledge accounts for a mere 0.49% of facilities listed in Florida and only ranks as the 173 largest city out of the state's 173 in terms of number of facilities. The same can be said for Rockledge on a national scale as well, where it has 1 fewer than the nine facilities that can be found in the average American city.
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 Rockledge to the rest of Florida. We ought to be comparing Rockledge, with its population of 24,763, to cities of similar size. It turns out that Rockledge actually does have a decent amount of storage space for its size, with a few more facilities than average. Cities with populations of 10,000 to 25,000 average 6 storage facilities, 2 fewer than in Rockledge. But then again, such a population bracket covers a wide range of cities. A more accurate measure would be Rockledge's per capita facility count--a measure which has affirmed our former results, showing Rockledge to indeed have plenty of storage space for its population. Among cities nationwide, Rockledge ranks in the 64th percentile for the number of storage units per capita, offering its 24,763 residents a moderately-high amount of storage space. But does Rockledge have a large number of storage facilities per person for a city in Florida? Indeed, it does, ranking at the 65th percentile.
The fact that Rockledge is growing, and doing so at a rapid rate, also bears mentioning in our discussion of storage facilities per person. The US Census reports that Rockledge saw 21.5% more people move there in the first decade of this century, 3.9% more than the 17.6% population that Florida saw altogether. Though this influx of new residents may have indeed created a greater demand for storage, keep in mind that Rockledge still boasts an abundant number of facilities per capita, meaning that storage businesses seem to have been able to keep up with the added demand for units.