As self storage is a seasonal industry, the prices you're seeing now may be very different from those on the same unit at the same facility a few months down the road. The high season lasts from late spring to late summer, the most popular period for those moving into a new home. The single busiest day of the high season is typically National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday' by storage facility operators for the amount of activity they see that day, which is the day after Memorial Day. University towns often see the sharpest seasonal spikes, as college students rent a significant number of storage units when they go home during their summer break. Smaller sized units in particular will see a rise in price during this period.
There's not as much of a difference between prices during the high and low seasons in Summerville as there is in other cities, meaning seasonality is less of a concern here. Even so, it's often a good idea to book at the lowest price and then lock in that rate with the facility. April is the least expensive month for storage in Summerville, with an average price of $59.2 for a storage unit. September is the most expensive month, when storage goes for an average rate of $119.5.
Before you start your storage search in Summerville, it's important that you know how much a unit in Summerville typically costs. Storage prices can shift dramatically from one city to another, so knowing the standard for a specific area can be difficult without prior experience booking storage there. But you needn't fret, need to fret,as our analysts have sifted through the data and have all the figures on storage in Summerville that you might need.
Storage businesses in Summerville rent out their units at an average price of $64 a month. At that rate, staying in a unit for a year would cost about $768, in case you need storage for a long period of time. 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. 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 in Summerville are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. For each standard storage unit size, here's how much you should expect to pay per month in Summerville:
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A greater number of storage facilities equates to more available storage space, so the number of facilities operating in your city will be one of the most important factors in your storage search. About how many storage facilties are serving the Summerville area?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 17 storage businesses operating in Summerville, SC. Summerville is home to a slightly-higher number of storage facilities than most other cities in South Carolina. The average city in South Carolina is home to 9 storage businesses, 8 less than what can be found in Summerville. Out of all 40 cities in South Carolina listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Summerville ranks as the 6th-highest in terms of number of storage businesses, accounting for 4.55% of facilities. Does Summerville perform as well against other cities outside of its state? In fact it does, as its 17 facilities put it 8 above the national average of 9 per city.
Since, however, there are huge disparities in population between Summerville and other cities in South Carolina, comparing the number of storage businesses in each tells us very little. Are the 17 storage facilities providing the 45,239 people living in Summerville with enough storage space? Summerville offers tons of storage space for a city its size: other cities with populations 25,000 to 50,000 average only 7 storage facilities, while Summerville offers 10 more than that. But then again, such a population bracket covers a wide range of cities. A more accurate measure would be Summerville's per capita facility count--a measure which has strenthened our former results, showing Summerville to indeed have plenty of storage space for its population. The 17 facilities serving Summerville's 45,239 residents place it in the 68th percentile for self-storage facilities per capita nationwide, meaning that there's a pretty high amount of storage space for each person in Summerville. But if Summerville appeared to have a large amount of storage space for a city on the national scale, it doesn't in South Carolina, where it only ranks in the 38th percentile.
Finally, according to US Census data, Summerville's population grew by 60% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, a surprising 44.7% more growth than the 15.3% that South Carolina grew as a whole. Though this influx of new residents may have indeed created a greater demand for storage, keep in mind that Summerville still boasts an abundant number of facilities per capita, meaning that storage businesses seem to have been able to keep up with the added demand for units.
Some of the most successful storage finds occur when the storage seeker includes nearby towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods in their search. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. The extra drive to the facility could very well be worth the monthly savings. But is it worth expanding your search, or is self-storage (commonly called mini storage or public storage) cheaper in Summerville than its surroundings? We asked the analysts at SelfStorage.com to find out.
Summerville is the 23rd most expensive city for self storage in the state of South Carolina, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $64. South Carolina itself is the 16th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Summerville's average price is $14.53 less than the state average of $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. That's why we've developed a 'relative price' scale that takes state median income into account. A storage unit in Summerville will on average cost 1.85% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in South Carolina is $41,549.00. This is a moderately small percentage of income to spend on a self-storage unit compared to rates in other cities, ranking at the 43rd percentile among other cities in South Carolina, meaning self-storage here is relatively cheap.
Nationally, however, self-storage in Summerville is actually somewhat expensive, ranking at the 61st percentile. Expect to pay $8.15 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Summerville.
Summerville, SC self storage typically costs between $51 and $225 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, Summerville had an average home value of $194,400 which in the past year is up 0.135%.