You'll have a hard time telling a good price on storage from a great price when you're unfamiliar with how much self storage in Westland typically costs to begin with. Even though you may have booked storage units in other cities in the past, prices could be quite different in your current location, which makes it difficult to know what the standard price is. 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 Westland storage you might need.
Rental rates on storage in Westland average $90.73 per month. If your storage needs are longer-term, keep in mind that that would equate to an average price of $1088.76 per year. Keep in mind though that prices for all unit sizes in Westland were included when calculating that figure, so comparing it any individual unit will do you little good. 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 Westland include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average monthly rental rates for each are:
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Just like real estate prices, prices on storage can be totally different in different parts of the same city. One of the best pieces of advice we can give customers looking for the cheapest storage in their area is to expand the breadth of their search. While it's true that accessing the unit will be more cumbersome the farther it is away, the potential savings could make you complacent with any extra inconvenience. We've had our analysts go over the data on self-storage (sometimes known as public self storage or mini storage) in Westland to see how it compares with other cities in its state.
Westland's average price of $90.73 a month for a unit ranks it as the 15th most expensive city for self-storage in Michigan, which itself ranks as the 26th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Westland costs an average of $22.56 more than the average storage unit in Michigan, which goes for 68.17.
These average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage in one city is compared to another, as the cost of living changes from place to place. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Westland storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. A storage unit in Westland will on average cost 2.25% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Michigan is $48,308.00. According to our analysis, this makes Westland a very expensive place to rent a storage unit, its average price as a percent of income coming in at the 80th percentile for cities in Michigan.
Westland self-storage prices are very expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 75th percentile. Expect to pay $18.58 more than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Westland.
Rental rates on self storage units can change significantly from one month to the next over the course of the year, climbing higher or diving lower depending on the season. Late spring to late summer is typically considered the high season, while fall, winter, and early spring are when prices are usually at their lowest. The high season comes into full swing on the day after Memorial Day, which is such a popular time to rent storage that those in the industry have taken to calling it 'Crazy Tuesday.' 5x5 and 5x10 units often see wider seasonal swings, primarily due to college students renting these smaller sizes when they leave town for the summer. College towns will be particularly affected by this.
Those looking for storage in Westland 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. 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. You're most likely to get a good deal on a storage unit in Westland during the month of November, when the average price is at its lowest, $49.07 a month. You're least likely to get a good deal in January, when the average price is a high $90.73.
More facilities in an area mean more options, with some cities offering storage-searchers a wide range and others one that's much more narrow. About how many storage facilties are serving the Westland area?
Based on our data, we estimate that there are about 12 storage facilities doing business in the Westland, MI area. Other Michigan cities have an average of 6 facilities on our network, 6 less than Westland, which leads us to conclude that Westland offers a moderately-high number of facilities. Indeed, Westland ranks as the 10th city out of the 73 cities on our network in Michigan in terms of number of storage facilities, accounting for a whopping 2.6% of facilities in the state. How does Westland fare against cities outside of Michigan? On a national scale, it still has more facilities than the average city, 3 more than the average 9, to be more precise.
But how does Westland compare to the rest of Michigan and the nation on a per capita basis? After all, not controlling for population makes most city comparisons obsolete. 77,288 people make Westland their home. Is 12 a relatively high or low number of storage facilities for such a population? It turns out that Westland actually does have a decent amount of storage space for its size, with a few more facilities than average. Cities with populations of 50,000 to 100,000 average 11 storage facilities, 1 fewer than in Westland. But is there indeed a relative surplus of storage space in Westland for the size of its population? Per capita data seems to have disproven this. On a self-storage facilities per-person basis, Westland ranks in the 40th percentile among cities across the United States. In other words, there's not exactly a ton of extra storage space for the 77,288 people living there. How does Westland compare to other cities in Michigan? Even when we restict the scope to other cities in its state, Westland still only ranks at the 48th percentile for per capita storage facilities.
We should note, in concluding our discussion of per capita storage space, that Westland saw a net decrease in population over the first decade of this century, losing 10.8% of its population. That's a -10.2% greater loss than the -0.6% decrease in population experienced by the state of Michigan as a whole. But even if Westland isn't seeing a precipitous rise in population, remember that it still does have relatively few storage businesses for its current population.
Self Storage rates can change dramatically from one neighborhood to the next in Westland. The best prices on storage in Westland can be found in the 48186 ZIP code. Units there average $87.06 a month. You probably won't be finding the best deal on storage in the 48185 ZIP code in Westland, which with an average price of $107.13 a unit is the most pricey neighborhood in town.
Do you want to find an astoundingly inexpensive self storage unit in Westland, MI? Self storage hits its lowest rates during November within the 48186 ZIP code. The least optimal time to search for storage is in January, when unit prices are at their zenith, and be alert to the fact that the 48185 area has the worst prices.
Westland self storage typically costs between $28 and $159 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, Westland had an average home value of $87,500 which in the past year is up 0.315%.