Storage rental rates are highly seasonal, with prices often fluctuating widely throughout the year. This seasonality is primarily driven by moving season, which lasts from May to September and generally causes storage prices to spike. The day after Memorial Day (which those in the moving and storage industries often refer to as 'Crazy Tuesday') is typically seen as the start of the high season and is frequently the most expensive day to rent storage during that season. In addition to families moving between homes, college students renting storage for the summer also contribute to demand during the high season, particularly in college towns.
The difference between seasons is somewhat greater in Marlborough than it is elsewhere, meaning you should be more wary of seasonal effects. If you know how long you'll be renting your unit, one way of avoiding seasonal price changes is by agreeing to pay a single rate for your entire stay. The lowest prices on self storage in Marlborough can be found during the month of December, with an average price of $78.25, while the most expensive month is August, with an average price of $199.
Before you start your storage search in Marlborough, it's important that you know how much a unit in Marlborough typically costs. 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 prevent you from going into your storage search in the dark, we've had our analysts comb through all the data on Marlborough storage you might need.
You should expect to pay an average of $175 a month for self storage in Marlborough. If you're considering a longer stay in your storage unit then at that rate you'd be paying approximately $2100 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. As should be expected, monthly rates will be quite different depending on thedimensions of the unit you choose. The standard sizes of storage units in Marlborough are: 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. Here are the average monthly rental prices for each unit size:
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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. So how many storage businesses are located in Marlborough?
In total, 8 Marlborough storage businesses have listed themselves on our self-storage facility network. That's a signifcantly-higher number of facilities more than the average Massachusetts city offers. Other cities in the state average only 3 facilities, 5 less than what's available in Marlborough. Out of all 69 cities in Massachusetts listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Marlborough ranks as the 6th-highest in terms of number of storage businesses, accounting for 3.37% of facilities. While the average city in Massachusetts may have fewer storage facilities than Marlborough, the average city nationwide actually has more: 1 more than Marlborough, to be exact.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Marlborough to other cities in Massachusetts irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. We ought to be comparing Marlborough, with its population of 38,465, to cities of similar size. It turns out that Marlborough actually does have a decent amount of storage space for its size, with a few more facilities than average. Cities with populations of 25,000 to 50,000 average 7 storage facilities, 1 fewer than in Marlborough. But then again, such a population bracket covers a wide range of cities. A more accurate measure would be Marlborough's per capita facility count--a measure which has supported our former results, showing Marlborough to indeed have plenty of storage space for its population. Per capita, Marlborough ranks in the 50th percentile for storage facilities compared to cities across the country. That means there's a reasonably-high amount of storage space in Marlborough compared to other cities. Just as Marlborough 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 Massachusetts, where Marlborough lands in the 83rd percentile for facilities per capita among cities in the state.
It also bears mentioning that Marlborough saw a large amount of population growth in the past decade, growing by 5% from 2000 to 2010, a good 1.9% more growth than the 3.1% the state of Massachusetts experienced over the same period. Thankfully, Marlborough's robust number of storage facilities per person should be able to handle any extra demand created by a large influx of new residents.
Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. That's why those looking for the best deal on a storage unit should expand the area of their search as far and wide as possible. Though you may have to travel farther to access your unit, the additional savings might just be worth it. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Marlborough 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.
Marlborough is the 4th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Massachusetts, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $175. Massachusetts itself is the 8th most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Marlborough, expect to pay $79.42 more than Massachusetts's average price of $95.58.
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. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Marlborough storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. In Massachusetts, the median income is $63,085.00 a year, which would make the average $175 unit in Marlborough cost 3.33% of a median earner's monthly income. When compared to storage price as a percent of income in other cities in Massachusetts, Marlborough ranks in the 95th percentile, which means that self-storage here is quite expensive.
In addition to being very expensive at the state level, storage in Marlborough is also very expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 92nd percentile when compared to other cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $102.85 more than that for self storage in Marlborough.
Marlborough self storage typically costs between $95 and $164 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, Marlborough had an average home value of $279,900 which in the past year is up 0.077%.