Self Storage in Tarpon Springs: FAQ
Are storage rental rates seasonal? Do storage unit prices in Tarpon Springs, FL change depending on the time of year?
Changing seasonal demand often causes storage prices to swing between highs and lows during different parts of the year. 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. Known to some in the industry as 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest of the year for storage and brings the high season into full swing. Cities with high proportions of university students may see more pronounced seasonal highs and lows, as many students book storage units during the summer.
The difference in price between high and low seasons is negligible in Tarpon Springs, which experiences low seasonal effects, according to our data. Still, booking during the low season and locking in your price with the facility is an important part of getting a good deal on self storage. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Tarpon Springs are highest during January, when the average rental rate drops to a low $42. Your chances are lowest during October, which with an average price of $94 is the most expensive time to book a unit.
How much should my Tarpon Springs storage unit cost per month?
Before you go out looking for a cheap storage unit in Tarpon Springs, it's important that you know how much a unit in Tarpon Springs ususally costs. You can't even use past experiences booking storage elsewhere, as average prices will be totally different in other cities, even other cities in FL. But don't worry: we've gone ahead and calculated everything you might need to know about the price of storage in Tarpon Springs.
In Tarpon Springs, storage units rent at an average of $42 a month. If you're thinking of renting a unit for the long term, that's approximately $504 per year. Don't, however, take that number too seriously, as it doesn't discriminate by unit size. You can, after all, end up paying twice as much for the larger unit sizes than the smaller sizes. There are six standard sizes of storage units in Tarpon Springs, including: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. Here are the average rental rates for each standard size in Tarpon Springs:
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Is there a sizeable supply of storage space available in Tarpon Springs? Should I expand my search into nearby towns and suburbs?
If your area is well-served by a large number of facilities, finding the right unit might be easier for you than for others in communities where less storage space is on offer. About how many storage facilties are serving the Tarpon Springs area?
Industry experts at SelfStorage.com estimate that there are approximately 4 storage facilities servicing the Tarpon Springs, FL community. That's a significantly-smaller number of storage facilties than can be found in the average Florida city--6 less than the state average of 10, to be exact. To put it into more perspective, that's only 0.25% of the facilities in Florida listed on our storage network, which places Tarpon Springs as only the 103rd largest city in terms of storage business count out of all 173 cities in Florida. Tarpon Springs is below the national average as well, with 5 fewer storage facilities than the national average of 9 per city.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Tarpon Springs to other cities in Florida irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. Tarpon Springs, FL has approximately 23,493 inhabitants. Do the 4 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? Tarpon Springs, as it turns out, has fewer storage facilities than is typical of a city its size. Cities with a population of 10,000 to 25,000 have an average 6 facilities, 2 more than Tarpon Springs's 4. Per capita measures seem to have verified our conclusion that Tarpon Springs is in possession of few storage businesses for its size. The 23,493 people living in Tarpon Springs have access to 4 self-storage facilities, which puts them in the 43rd percentile for facilities per capita nationwide. That's not a very high rank, meaning that Tarpon Springs doesn't offer a ton of storage businesses for its 23,493 residents to choose from. Even when we only compare Tarpon Springs to other cities in its state, it still appears to have relatively little self-storage space for the size of its population, coming in at the 42nd percentile for facilities per capita among cities in Florida.
It also bears mentioning that Tarpon Springs saw some population growth in the past decade, growing by 9.8% from 2000 to 2010. Though that's not an insignificant number, it is in fact 7.8% less growth than the 17.6% the state of Florida experienced over the same period. But even if Tarpon Springs isn't seeing a precipitous rise in population, remember that it still does have relatively few storage businesses for its current population.
Is self storage in Tarpon Springs 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. Storage facilities just on the periphery of your current search might have some great rental rates, and you'll only find them if you search a little more broadly. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Tarpon Springs 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.
Tarpon Springs's average price of $42 a month for a unit ranks it as the 144th 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, Tarpon Springs's average price is $36.63 less than the state average of $78.63.
But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. 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 Tarpon Springs is $42 and the median income in Florida is $45,281.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.11% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. When compared to the price of storage as a percent of income in all Florida cities, Tarpon Springs ranks at the 16th percentile, meaning that storage here is extremely affordable.
Tarpon Springs storage prices are very cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with national cities they rank in the 21st percentile. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Tarpon Springs should cost an average of $30.15 less than the national average price of 72.15.