Finding storage is a game of numbers, and one important number is that of the amount of storage facilities in your city. More facilities bring more options, so the odds of finding the perfect unit increase as the number of facilities in your area does. About how many storage facilties are serving the Gainesville area?
Based on our data, we estimate that there are about 33 storage facilities doing business in the Gainesville, GA area. How does that number compare to other communities? It's a full 23 facilities more than the average city in Georgia, where there are an average 10 facilities in each city. If we were to rank Gainesville among the other 88 cities in Georgia, it would come out as the 6th largest market for self storage, accounting for a surprising 3.8% of all facilities in the state. Outside of Georgia, Gainesville still has a sizeable supply of storage facilities, 24 more than the 9 that other cities across the nation average.
But how does Gainesville compare to the rest of Georgia and the nation on a per capita basis? After all, not controlling for population makes most city comparisons obsolete. Gainesville, GA has approximately 35,750 inhabitants. Do the 33 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? Other cities in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket have an average 7 storage facilities listed on our network, 26 fewer than Gainesville. By that number, we can confidently say that Gainesville, GA has plenty of extra storage space. Per capita measures seem to have corroborated our conclusion that Gainesville is in possession of a healthy number of storage businesses for its size. On a per capita basis, Gainesville ranks in the 89th percentile for storage facilities compared with other cities nationwide, meaning there is a very high amount of storage space per person. Just as Gainesville 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 Georgia, where Gainesville lands in the 82nd percentile for facilities per capita among cities in the state.
We can't feel satisfied concluding our look at facilities per capita without mentioning the fact that Gainesville is seeing some major population growth. The city saw 35.7% more people move there from 2000-2010, a whole 17.4% more growth than the 18.3% Georgia in total saw. But though the people moving into Gainesville may generate more demand for storage units, remember that the city does have a high number of storage businesses per capita, which should help balance that added demand out.
Some storage seekers are able to find much cheaper rates by looking in nearby communities in addition to their own. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. The longer trip to the facility could easily be worth the monthly savings, particularly if you only plan on accessing your unit occassionally. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Gainesville 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.
An average price of $120 a month for a storage unit makes Gainesville the 6th most expensive city in Georgia for self-storage, while Georgia itself is the 33rd most expensive state. When searching for storage in Gainesville, expect to pay $56.98 more than Georgia's average price of $63.02.
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. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Gainesville is $120 and the median income in Georgia is $45,741.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 3.15% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. According to our analysis, this makes Gainesville a very expensive place to rent a storage unit, its average price as a percent of income coming in at the 94th percentile for cities in Georgia.
If we measure according to the national scale and compare it to cities across the country, self-storage rates in Gainesville are still very expensive, ranking at the 91st percentile in terms of relative expense. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $47.85 more than that for self storage in Gainesville.
Scoring an excellent price on a storage unit in Gainesville often comes down to knowing what kind of price range to expect. Since self storage rates can vary widely from city to city, the only comparison you can accurately make is with other storage facilities in that city. In order to help you go into your storage search with the right knowledge, the analysts here at SelfStorage.com have crunched the numbers and processed the data so that you can know what kind of rental rates to expect.
The average rental rate of a self storage unit in Gainesville is $120 a month. If your're in need of storage for a longer term, remember that at that rate a unit will cost you approximately $1440 a year. Note that this average disregards the different unit sizes and so shouldn't be taken too literally. You can easily end up paying up to or exceeding twice as much money for the larger units than the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage units available in Gainesville include 5x10, 10x10, and 10x15. The average rental rates for each size of storage unit found in Gainesville are:
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It's often true that the same storage unit at the same storage facility will cost significantly more or less in April than it does in November. That's because self storage is a seasonal industry. The high season typically begins in April or May and lasts till August or September, with prices dropping back down to their lowest in the late fall and winter. Sometimes called 'National Moving Day' or 'Crazy Tuesday', the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest for storage businesses and the highest point of the high season. Cities with high proportions of university students may see more pronounced seasonal highs and lows, as many students book storage units during the summer.
Analysts at SelfStorage.com have found that seasonal price changes on self storage in Gainesville are marginally higher than in other cities, with a greater average difference between low and high seasons. Keep seasonal changes at bay by signing your storage lease during the low season and then locking in that rate for your entire stay. The lowest prices on self storage in Gainesville can be found during the month of September, with an average price of $10.95, while the most expensive month is January, with an average price of $120.
As they are closely linked to real estate prices, self storage unit prices can be very different in one part of Gainesville to another. Focus your storage search on the 30501 ZIP code of Gainesville, where units rent for an average $103.31 a month, the lowest in the entire city. Gainesville's most expensive neighborhood for storage lies within the 32608 ZIP code, where storage rental rates are an average $113.87 a month.
Looking for a budget self storage unit in Gainesville, GA? September is the best month of the year to find cheap storage, while the best prices can be found in the 30501 ZIP code. The worst time to search for storage is during January, when unit prices reach their apex, and be alert to the fact that the 32608 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.
If you’re considering buying/selling a home instead of renting, it’s crucial to find a storage unit that will last you through the purchase or sale process. Especially when, according to Zillow, Gainesville had an average home value of $225,000 which in the past year is up 0.187%.