When it comes to finding self-storage, the more really is the merrier: more storage businesses in your area means more unit options available, and more options mean a greater chance you'll be able to choose a unit that satisfies your storage needs. So how many storage facilities are there in Clifton?
5 storage facilities in Clifton, NJ are listed on SelfStorage.com's facility network. Across New Jersey, approximately 3 facilities are located in each city on average, 2 less than the 5 available in Clifton, meaning Clifton is home to a few more facilities than the average city. Clifton also boasts the 17th highest count of storage facilities out of all 113 cities in New Jersey, making up 1.41% of the state's facility count. While Clifton certainly has moer facilities than most cities in its state, it's an underperformer on the national level, where it's under the national average of 9 by 4 facilities.
But making comparisons between any cities, whether it be comparing Clifton to its neighbors in New Jersey or on a national scale, isn't a very fruitful excercise when we ignore a city's population. Are the 5 facilities in Clifton sufficient at supplying the 78,224 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? If we compare Clifton to other cities with populations of 50,000 to 100,000, we find that Clifton doesn't quite offer as much storage space as these others do. The average for cities in that bracket is 11, which of course beats Clifton by 6 facilities. In addition, if we look at Clifton's per capita facility count, our former findings seem to be definitively strenthened: Clifton does seem to have few facilities for its size. For a city of 78,224, 5 self-storage facilities is not a high number at all: in fact, Clifton only places in the 14th percentile for facilities per capita in United States cities, indicating a meager level of storage coverage. Just as Clifton offers little storage space per person on a national scale, the same goes when we compare the city to others in its state, where it only ranks in the 22nd percentile for facilities per capita.
Lastly, with regards to facilities per capita, we feel it worth mentioning that Clifton saw its total population fall by 1% over the first ten years of this century. The rest of New Jersey, however, did quite the opposite, taking on 4.5% more people in that same time period. Although demand for storage might be lower in Clifton compared to other cities due to its lower rate of growth, keep in mind that the city still has fewer facilities per capita than most other cities in New Jersey.
Figuring out if a certain storage facility's offered price is any good is a hard call to make if you don't know how much a unit in Clifton ought to cost in the first place. Since the average price of storage can be over $100 different between two cities in the same state, any past experiences booking storage elsewhere will be little help here. But don't worry: we've gone ahead and calculated everything you might need to know about the price of storage in Clifton.
In Clifton the average monthly rental rate for a storage unit is $106.93. Over the period of a year, that would cost approximately $1283.16, in case you're thinking of renting for a longer period of time. Keep in mind that that average does not differentiate between the different sizes of units, and so should be taken with a grain of salt. Different sizes of units can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same city. In Clifton you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, and 10x15. and 10x30. The average prices for each size of storage unit found in Clifton are:
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It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. The more expansive your search, the more facilities you'll be able to compare, and the more options you'll have. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. 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 Clifton. We've gone ahead and figured that out for you.
Clifton's average price of $106.93 a month for a unit ranks it as the 35th most expensive city for self-storage in New Jersey, which itself ranks as the 5th most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Clifton, expect to pay $10.33 more than New Jersey's average price of $96.6.
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. The median income in New Jersey is $63,646.00, which means the average storage unit in Clifton would require 2.02% of a median earner's monthly income. When we compare this storage price as a percent of income to other cities in New Jersey, we find that it ranks in the 69th percentile, making it a fairly expensive place to rent storage.
In addition, storage in Clifton is also somewhat expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 68th percentile compared to other cities across the nation. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Clifton should cost an average of $34.78 more than the national average price of 72.15.
Prices on self storage units can change dramatically from month to month over the course of the year, spiking higher or dipping lower depending on the season. This seasonality, which is primarily generated by national moving patterns, hits its zenith in the late spring and early summer, and its nadir in the fall and winter. The single busiest day for self-storage businesses is typically the notorious 'National Moving Day' (which facility operators have dubbed 'Crazy Tuesday' for the chaotic scene at many facilities) the day after Memorial Day. If you're looking for a storage unit in a location with a large student population, be aware that your high season might see an even greater lift in prices than elsewhere, as students often book a large number of units during the summer.
Seasonality is slightly more pronounced in Clifton than it is in other cities on the SelfStorage.com network, meaning some price shifts throughout the year should be expected The best way to keep seasonal changes at bay is to negotiate with the facility when you first book your unit for a single rate that will remain unchanged for the entire time you stay there. With its average price of $101.33, July is the cheapest month to book storage in Clifton. With an average price of $245, November is the most expensive month to rent storage in Clifton.
Prices on self storage in Clifton can change substantially with a few minutes drive in any direction. The cheapest neighborhood for storage space in Clifton is within the 7012 ZIP code. The average unit there goes for $144.69 a month. The most expensive part of town to rent storage in is the 7013 ZIP code, where rates average $200.44 per month.
Trying to book an astoundingly-cheap self storage unit in Clifton, NJ? Self storage hits its lowest rates during July within the 7012 ZIP code. You should avoid searching in November, when unit prices hit their pinnacle, and remember that the 7013 area is the priciest in Clifton for storage.
Clifton self storage typically costs between $69 and $362 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, Clifton had an average home value of $299,000 which in the past year is up 0.045%.