Some storage seekers are able to find much cheaper rates by looking in nearby communities in addition to their own. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. The extra drive to the facility could very well be worth the monthly savings. Knowing whether or not you should look in nearby cities depends on whether or not self-storage (sometimes called mini storage or public self storage) in those cities is less expensive than in Glenview. We've gone ahead and figured that out for you.
Glenview is the 83rd most expensive city for self storage in the state of Illinois, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $52.67. Illinois itself is the 12th most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Glenview, expect to pay $31.69 less than Illinois's average price of $84.36.
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. 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 Glenview will on average cost 1.23% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Illinois is $51,483.00. This is actually a relatively low percentage of income to spend on a storage unit for a city in Illinois. Compared to other cities in the state it ranks at the 28th percentile.
In addition to being relatively cheap at the state level, storage in Glenview is also relatively cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 27th percentile when compared to other 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 $19.48 less than that for self storage in Glenview.
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. 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. Those looking for storage in areas with a large population of college students might find that seasonality affects prices on smaller unit sizes in particular, as students book 5x5s and 5x10s to store their things while they go home for the summer.
Seasonal highs and lows are less extreme in Glenview than they are in other cities on the SelfStorage.com network, with prices staying relatively level throughout the year. If you'd still like to play it safe, which of course is always a good idea, one way to guard against seasonal price changes is by setting up an agreement with the facility to pay a single rate for your entire rental period. The best month to go searching for storage in Glenview is October, when the average unit goes for a low $45.67 a month. The worst month, on the other hand, is March, when units hit a high of $134.17.
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. So how many storage businesses are located in Glenview?
Industry experts at SelfStorage.com estimate that there are approximately 4 storage facilities servicing the Glenview, IL community. When placed in comparison to other cities in the state, Glenview offers storage searchers relatively few facilities: the average city in Illinois has 5 storage businesses listed on the SelfStorage.com network, 1 more than Glenview does. Out of the 119 cities in Illinois, Glenview is home to only the 45th highest count of facilities, or 0.69% of the state's total. Glenview also has a below-average number of facilities when compared to cities on the national scale, where it's 5 below the national average of 9 storage facilities.
Since, however, there are huge disparities in population between Glenview and other cities in Illinois, comparing the number of storage businesses in each tells us very little. The population of Glenview, IL is 46,207. With 4 self-storage facilities, does Glenview offer relatively good or bad storage coverage? Cities of similar size, as it turns out, offer more storage space than Glenview does. The average number of facilities for a city in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket is 7, which is 3 more than can be found in Glenview. But then again, such a population bracket covers a wide range of cities. A more accurate measure would be Glenview's per capita facility count--a measure which has confirmed our former results, showing Glenview to indeed have little storage for its size. With 4 storage businesses for 46,207 residents, Glenview ranks in the 22nd percentile for storage facilities per person in cities on our self-storage network. This means that there's very little storage space per each resident of Glenview in relation to the amount of space per resident in other cities. Even if we restrict our scope of comparison to the state level, Glenview doesn't seem to offer its population as much storage space as other cities do, attaining a low rank in the 31st percentile for facilities per capita among cities in Illinois.
We can't feel satisfied concluding our look at facilities per capita without mentioning the fact that Glenview is seeing some major population growth. The city saw 7% more people move there from 2000-2010, a whole 3.7% more growth than the 3.3% Illinois in total saw. Remember that Glenview also has a low number of storage businesses per resident. That, plus its population growth, means that storage units in Glenview are probably very much in demand.
You'll won't have the easiest of times telling a good deal on storage in Glenview from a great one if you don't know what storage in Glenview usually rents for. Comparing rates at facilities you booked storage at in other cities can give the wrong expectations, as the average price for storage could be hundreds of dollars different in that location. 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.
Storage units in Glenview rent at an average monthly rate of $52.67. For you long-term storage seekers out there, that's about $632.04 per year. But before you go out and search for storage within the context of that figure, it's important to note here that that average price includes all standard sizes of storage units. Units of different square footage can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same storage facility. The standard sizes of storage units available in Glenview include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. Here are the average monthly rental prices for each unit size:
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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, Glenview had an average home value of $540,000 which in the past year is up 0.171%.