Finding the best price on a storage unit in Saugerties can be tough if you don't know what a good price is. Even if you've booked storage units in other cities in the past, prices could be very different in your current city, which makes it difficult to know what is standard. That's why we've had our analysts at SelfStorage.com analyze all the data you might need to find a cheap unit in Saugerties.
In Saugerties, storage units rent at an average of $81 a month. That's $972 a year, for those of you whose storage needs are of a lengthier nature. Note, however, that that figure is the average for all sizes taken together, and so shouldn't be used as the basis for your storage search. As you might expect, monthly rates will change depending on the size of the unit you choose. In Saugerties you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Here are the average rental rates for each standard size in Saugerties:
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Finding the unit you need at the price you want has everything to do with what's available in your area, with more facilities offering more options. So how many storage facilities are there in Saugerties?
In total, 2 Saugerties storage businesses have listed themselves on our self-storage facility network. That's a significantly-smaller number of storage facilties than can be found in the average New York city--4 less than the state average of 6, to be exact. It should come as litte surprise then that Saugerties only ranks as the 73rd largest storage market out of the 113 cities in New York, accounting for a mere 0.3% of the state's total facilities. Saugerties 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.
But how does Saugerties compare to the rest of New York and the nation on a per capita basis? After all, not controlling for population makes most city comparisons obsolete. Are the 2 storage facilities providing the 3,830 people living in Saugerties with enough storage space? Among the other similarly-sized cities we have listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Saugerties has fewer self-storage facilities than average. Cities in its population bracket (1,000 to 5,000) average 3 facilities, while Saugerties comes under that mark by 1. But does Saugerties's relationship to other cities in the 1,000 to 5,000 bracket prove that there are relatively few self-storage facilities for the population, or would a different measure be more relevant? As it turns out, per capita data seems to have repudiated the importance of those figures. Saugerties places into the 77th percentile for storage facilities per person nationwide, meaning that the 3,830 people living there should have plenty of extra storage space. The same goes for Saugerties when we compare it to other cities in New York: just as it achieves a high rank for per capita storage facilities versus cities nationwide, it ranks in the 76th percentile for cities in New York.
Before drawing the topic of storage facilities per capita to a close, we think it important to bring the fact that Saugerties has been experiencing a shrinking population to the table. Saugerties had 1.9% less people in 2010 than it did in 2000. The state of New York, however, had 2.1% more. Combine the fact that fewer people are moving to Saugerties relative to the rest of its state with the high number of storage facilities per capita and you get the recipe for a high supply, low demand storage market, making it a great place to search for and find a storage unit.
As self storage is a seasonal industry, the rates you're seeing now may be very different from those on the same unit at the same facility a few months down the road. Storage prices generally reach their peak during the period from May to September, coinciding with moving season. 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. 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.
According to our data, Saugerties's rental rates aren't as dependent on the time of year as other cities, which leads us to conclude that seasonality is less of a factor here. Despite the fact that seasonal price changes are less of a risk in Saugerties, they're not impossible, so a good idea might be to play it safe and lock in your rate for the entirety of your stay, if possible. Storage prices are at their highest in Saugerties during the month of June, where they hit an average price of $121, while prices are at their lowest in April, where they go for a low $54 a month.
Sometimes storage prices in the next town or suburb over are significantly cheaper than those in your immediate area. 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. Sure, it might be more of a pain to drive to the facility, but hundreds of dollars in potential savings might alleviate that. 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 Saugerties. We've gone ahead and figured that out for you.
An average price of $81 a month for a storage unit makes Saugerties the 62nd most expensive city in New York for self-storage, while New York itself is the 6th most expensive state. To give you a better idea of what this means, Saugerties's average price is $15.58 less than the state average of $96.58.
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. 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. In New York, the median income is $50,994.00 a year, which would make the average $81 unit in Saugerties cost 1.91% of a median earner's monthly income. When we compare this percentage to other cities in New York, we find that it ranks at the 45th percentile and is therefore a relatively cheap place to rent a storage unit.
On the other hand, storage in Saugerties is somewhat expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 64th percentile nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $8.85 more than that for self storage in Saugerties.
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, Saugerties had an average home value of $229,000 which in the past year is down 0.004%.