Over the course of your search you'll likely be comparing a number of facilities against one another to find the right option for you. Most would agree that the more storage businesses there are to compare, the better. After all, who doesn't like options? So does Simpsonville offer plenty of options when it comes to different storage facilities?
Industry experts at SelfStorage.com estimate that there are approximately 9 storage facilities servicing the Simpsonville, SC community. Cities at a national and South Carolina state level also average 9 storage facilities. Simpsonville has the 16th most storage facilities out of all 40 cities in the state of South Carolina, with 2.41% of the state's total facilities.
If we're making comparisons between cities, however, we're missing out on some important insights if we don't factor population in, even if we're simply comparing Simpsonville to the rest of South Carolina. 17,778 people make Simpsonville their home. Is 9 a relatively high or low number of storage facilities for such a population? Considering that the average city that falls in the 10,000 to 25,000 population bracket has 6 self storage facilities, we can conclude that Simpsonville, which boasts 3 more, has a fairly-high amount of storage space for its size. One may of course argue that measuring Simpsonville against cities of a like size isn't the best yardstick and does not prove that there are plenty of storage facilities for the number of people who live there. In order to address these concerns we've looked at Simpsonville's facilities per person, which seems to have confirmed our former conclusions. Per person, the 9 self-storage facilities in Simpsonville rank it in the 77th percentile nationwide, meaning there should be a very high amount of storage space for its 17,778 residents. How does Simpsonville compare to its neighbors in South Carolina? It seems that even compared to other cities in South Carolina, Simpsonville still has a large amount of storage space on offer for its population, as it sits in the 51st percentile for facilities per capita.
Another thing about Simpsonville we feel we should mention is that it's growing, and rapidly, having seen its population increase by 19.7% between the 2000 and 2010 census, a 4.4% higher growth rate than the 15.3% the state of South Carolina experienced as a whole. But seeing as Simpsonville still has a high number of facilities per capita despite its decade of growth, it seems that the storage industry has been able to keep up with the rising demand by building more facilities in the area.
Much like real estate values, storage prices can be totally different on one side of a city as they are on another. This should be of little surprise given storage's conection to the real estate industry. 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. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in Simpsonville, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?
An average price of $90 a month for a storage unit makes Simpsonville the 9th most expensive city in South Carolina for self-storage, while South Carolina itself is the 16th most expensive state. In more exact terms, storage in Simpsonville costs an average of $11.47 more than the average storage unit in South Carolina, which goes for 78.53.
An average price alone, however, doesn't tell you if storage is or isn't more affordable in one city versus another, as the cost of living will also be different. We use our 'relative price' scale to calculate the relative affordability of storage in a given area using the state median income. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Simpsonville is $90 and the median income in South Carolina is $41,549.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 2.6% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. As a percent of the average local income, self-storage in Simpsonville is quite expensive, with its relative price ranking in at the 79th percentile in South Carolina.
If we measure according to the national scale and compare it to cities across the country, self-storage rates in Simpsonville are still very expensive, ranking at the 83rd percentile in terms of relative expense. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $17.85 more than that for self storage in Simpsonville.
One of the most prominent factors involved with finding a cheap storage unit is the time of year you go searching for that unit, as storage prices change due to seasonal demand. The high season lasts from late spring to late summer, the most popular period for those moving into a new home. 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.' 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 not particularly pronounced in Simpsonville, meaning that month-to-month prices vary less than they do elsewhere. Even though you shouldn't have to worry as much about your rates changing later in the year, it's always best to lock in your rate with the facility if possible. Those looking for self storage in Simpsonville will find the lowest prices in April, with its average price of $40. September, however, is the most expensive month, averaging $117.
If you're new to searching for self storage in Simpsonville you might not know what kind of prices should be expected. Being that the average price of storage unit can be different by hundreds of dollars between two cities in the same state, any past experiences booking storage elsewhere will help you little in figuring out how much you should pay. That's why, in order to help you go into your storage search as knowledgeable as possible, we've had our storage analysts go over all the data on Simpsonville we have available.
On average, storage facilities in Simpsonville charge a monthly rental rate of $90 for a storage unit. For you long-term storage seekers out there, that's about $1080 per year. However, it is important that we note that this figure includes all storage unit sizes. The prices you'll actually see on units will largely depend upon their size. In Simpsonville you'll have the option of renting six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. By size, the average monthly rates in Simpsonville are:
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Simpsonville self storage typically costs between $30 and $150 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, Simpsonville had an average home value of $209,000 which in the past year is up 0.032%.