Self Storage in Venice, FL: Frequently Asked Questions
How many storage facilities do I have to choose from in Venice? Does the area offer a large number of options?
Finding the unit you need at the price you want has everything to do with what's available in your area, with more facilities offering more options. If I'm searching for storage in Venice, should I expect plenty of available storage facilities, or only a few?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 9 storage businesses operating in Venice, FL. To give you some perspective, the average city in Florida has 10 facilties listed on the SelfStorage.com network. That's much higher than Venice, which offers a full 1 fewer facilities. Compared to the rest of the cities in Florida, Venice ranks quite low in terms of number of facilities (50th out of all 173 cities), with a meager 0.55% share of the total. On a national scale, Venice's 9 storage facilities precisely match the national average.
Of course, simply comparing cities irrespective of their various populations tells us very little about these cities, even when we're comparing Venice to other cities in Florida. The population of Venice, FL is 20,770. With 9 self-storage facilities, does Venice offer relatively good or bad storage coverage? Comparing Venice to other cities in the 10,000 to 25,000 population bracket, we find that Venice has a few more facilities than average. That bracket's average is 6 facilities per city, 3 less than what can be found in Venice. But then again, such a population bracket covers a wide range of cities. A more accurate measure would be Venice's per capita facility count--a measure which has affirmed our former results, showing Venice to indeed have plenty of storage space for its population. Venice ranks in the 73rd percentile for self-storage facilities per capita nationwide, meaning that compared to other cities across the country, Venice has a decent amount of storage space. The same goes for Venice when we compare it to other cities in Florida: just as it achieves a high rank for per capita storage facilities versus cities nationwide, it ranks in the 74th percentile for cities in Florida.
In discussing facilities per capita, we also feel that we should mention the fact that though Venice's population is growing, the rest of Florida is growing more. Venice's population saw a 12.4% increase in the first decade of this century, 5.2% less than the 17.6% increase the whole state of Florida experienced. 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 Venice a high supply but low demand city for storage, which of course is ideal for anyone seeking to book a unit there.
Do prices on Venice, FL self storage change depending on the time of year? Should I wait until a more ideal month to book a unit?
If you do your comparison shopping for storage units a few months from now, you might be surprised to see that prices have changed. That's because the self storage market is highly seasonal. Storage prices generally reach their peak during the period from May to September, coinciding with moving season. 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.
Those looking for storage in Venice shouldn't have to worry as much about seasonal prices swings, as according to our data these swings are much less extreme here than elsewhere. Even though you shouldn't have to worry as much about your rates changing later in the year, it's always best to lock in your rate with the facility if possible. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Venice are highest during August, when the average rental rate drops to a low $33.6. Your chances are lowest during November, which with an average price of $67.2 is the most expensive time to book a unit.
Is self storage in Venice expensive?
It's often the case that storage prices can swing to the opposite end of the spectrum within a few blocks in the same city, just as real estate values are liable to do. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. Sure, it might be more of a pain to drive to the facility, but hundreds of dollars in potential savings might alleviate that. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Venice to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
Venice is the 130th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Florida, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $51. Florida itself is the 15th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Venice's average price is $27.63 less than the state average of $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. We use our 'relative price' scale to calculate the relative affordability of storage in a given area using the state median income. In Florida, the median income is $45,281.00 a year, which would make the average $51 unit in Venice cost 1.35% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of monthly income this is very cheap compared to other cities in Florida, ranking at the 24th percentile statewide, allowing us to say that storage in Venice is extremely affordable.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in Venice is comparatively relatively cheap, ranking at the 34th percentile among cities 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 $21.15 less than that for self storage in Venice.
How much should I expect to pay for a self storage unit in Venice, FL?
How can you hunt for a cheap storage unit if you don't know how much one in Venice should cost? Since unit prices can change dramatically from one city to the next, the only real measure you have is other facilities in the immediate area. In order to help you along your storage search the analysts at SelfStorage.com have crunched the numbers and processed the data so that you can know what kind of prices to expect.
In Venice the average monthly rental rate for a storage unit is $51. That's $612 a year, for those of you whose storage needs are of a lengthier nature. Don't, however, take that number too seriously, as it doesn't discriminate by unit size. Different sizes of units can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same city. There are six standard sizes of storage units in Venice, including: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. The average prices for each size of storage unit found in Venice are:
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