Scoring an excellent price on a storage unit in Roswell often comes down to knowing what kind of price range to expect. With the average rental rate varying widely from place to place, the only truly valuable comparison you can make is with other storage facilities in the area. That's why, in order to help you go into your storage search as knowledgeable as possible, we've had our storage analysts go over all the data on Roswell we have available.
In Roswell, self storages rents at an average rate of $67 a month. That's roughly $804 a year, for those of you whose need for storage is of a lengthier nature. Don't, however, put too much weight on that number, as it does not discriminate by unit size. It's not uncommon for larger units to be more than twice as costly as the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage units in Roswell are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Here are the average monthly rental rates for each size:
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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 Roswell, are there plenty of options available, or few?
Based on our data, we estimate that there are about 2 storage facilities doing business in the Roswell, GA area. That's a very small number of facilties compared to what's on offer in other Georgia cities, a full 8 fewer than the Georgia average of 10 per city. When ranked against the other 88 cities in Georgia in order of number of facilities, Roswell only comes in 78th place, with 0.24% of the state's storage facilities. Roswell also has a below-average number of storage facilities when placed in comparison with cities nationwide. Its 2 facilities are 7 fewer than the 9 that can be found in the average American city.
Of course, simply comparing cities irrespective of their various populations tells us very little about these cities, even when we're comparing Roswell to other cities in Georgia. Are the 2 storage facilities providing the 87,719 people living in Roswell with enough storage space? Comparing Roswell with other cities in its 50,000 to 100,000 population group shows us that Roswell has significantly fewer self-storage facilities for its size relative to these other cities. With an average of 11 facilities per city, Roswell is an average 9 behind those in the 50,000 to 100,000 group, with substantially-less storage space. One may of course argue that measuring Roswell against cities of a like size isn't the best yardstick and does not prove that there are few storage facilities for the number of people who live there. In order to address these concerns we've looked at Roswell's facilities per person, which seems to have verified our former conclusions. Among storage facilities across the United States, Roswell ranks in the 2nd percentile for self-storage facilities per resident. That extremely-low rank indicates a low amount of self storage space for the 87,719 inhabitants of Roswell, meaning the securing your ideal storage unit could be more difficult in Roswell than it is in other cities. If we restrict our scope down to the state level, we get similar results: for cities in Georgia, Roswell only ranks in the 3rd percentile, meaning that Roswell has little per capita storage space even compared to other cities in its state.
The fact that Roswell is growing, but not doing so at a particularly rapid rate, also bears mentioning in our discussion of storage facilities per person. The US Census reports that Roswell saw 7.5% more people move there in the first decade of this century. That's not insignificant, though it is 10.8% less than the 18.3% population that Georgia saw altogether. Remember, though, that while relatively fewer people are moving into Roswell and generating additional demand for storage, there's already a shorter supply of that storage than in most other cities in Georgia, as Roswell had a low level of facilities per capita for its state.
Scoring a good monthly price 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. 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. 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 determined that seasonal swings aren't as extreme in Roswell as they are in other cities. 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. With its average price of $54.67, May is the cheapest month to book storage in Roswell. With an average price of $138.5, February is the most expensive month to rent storage in Roswell.
It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. 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 longer trip to the facility could easily be worth the monthly savings, particularly if you only plan on accessing your unit occassionally. If self-storage (often known as public self storage and mini storage) in Roswell is more expensive than elsewhere, then you should definitely broaden your search. So we asked our analysts to find out.
Roswell's average price of $67 a month for a unit ranks it as the 30th most expensive city for self-storage in Georgia, which itself ranks as the 33rd most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Roswell's average price is $3.98 more than the state average of $63.02.
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 Georgia, the median income is $45,741.00 a year, which would make the average $67 unit in Roswell cost 1.76% of a median earner's monthly income. This is a relatively-large percentage of income compared to other cities in Georgia, ranking in at the 65th percentile statewide. We have to conlude from this that storage in Roswell is somewhat expensive.
The same holds true on a national scale, where self-storage rates in Roswell are comparatively somewhat expensive, ranking in at the 57th percentile among cities on our nationwide network. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Roswell should cost an average of $5.15 less than the national average price of 72.15.
Much like real estate, self-storage prices can change drastically within the space of a few miles in Roswell. Storage is cheapest in the 30076 ZIP code in Roswell, where the average rental price is $99.00. You probably won't be finding the best deal on storage in the 30075 ZIP code in Roswell, which with an average price of $152.32 a unit is the highest-priced neighborhood in town.
Are you trying to book the best possible rate on a self storage unit in Roswell, GA? May is the best month to search for storage, and the best area to look for storage is the 30076 ZIP code. You should avoid searching in February, when prices are at their acme, and be alert to the fact that the 30075 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.
Roswell, GA self storage typically costs between $44 and $215 a month. Storage is currently in stock.
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, Roswell had an average home value of $300,000 which in the past year is up 0.127%.