1 (855) 404-6910 Need help? Se habla español

Knoxville Self Storage Units and Mini Storage in Knoxville, Tennessee

Self Storage in Knoxville: FAQ

Home to the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!), Knoxville is one of the largest and important cities in the Appalachian region. It offers excellent access to the forest-covered Smoky Mountains, particularly the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the country. As a Knoxvillian you might know all of that well, but do you know how much you should expect to pay per month for a storage unit in Knoxville?

Is there a sizeable supply of storage space available in Knoxville? Should I expand my search into nearby towns and suburbs?

The more facilities there are in the area you're searching, the more options you'll have. So how many self-storage businesses are operating in Knoxville?

Based on our data, we estimate that there are about 58 storage facilities doing business in the Knoxville, TN area. When compared to other cities in Tennessee, there are a very large number of facilities operating in Knoxville. The average Tennessee city is home to only 13 facilities, 45 less than in Knoxville. Furthermore, Knoxville accounts for a full 14.33% of facilities in Tennessee and ranks as the 1st-largest storage market out of all 31 cities in Tennessee. How does Knoxville fare against cities outside of Tennessee? On a national scale, it still has more facilities than the average city, 49 more than the average 9, to be more precise.

But of course, comparing the raw number of storage facilities in Knoxville to other cities in Tennessee and nationwide without taking population into account tells us very little. Do the 58 self storage facilities in Knoxville offer the 185,100 people living there enough extra storage space? How does Knoxville compare to similarly-sized cities? The average number of storage businesses listed on our network in cities with populations of 100,000 to 250,000 is 18. As Knoxville has a whopping 40 more storage facilities than that, we can conclude that Knoxville has plenty of extra storage space for its size. That Knoxville has few facilities for its size seems to be further verified when we look at Knoxville's actual per capita storage facility coverage. Per capita, Knoxville ranks in the 63rd percentile for storage facilities compared to cities across the country. That means there's a reasonably-high amount of storage space in Knoxville compared to other cities. But if Knoxville appeared to have a large amount of storage space for a city on the national scale, it doesn't in Tennessee, where it only ranks in the 46th percentile.

Finally, it also seems that Knoxville is undergoing a modest level of population growth. According to the US Census, Knoxville grew by 5% from 2000 to 2010, which, though not insignificant, is 6.5% less than the 11.5% growth Tennessee saw. But even if Knoxville isn't seeing a precipitous rise in population, remember that it still does have relatively few storage businesses for its current population.

How much do storage facilities in Knoxville, TN typically charge for a unit?

Before you go out looking for a cheap storage unit in Knoxville, it's important that you know how much a unit in Knoxville ususally costs. 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. In order to prevent you from going into your storage search unprepared, we here at SelfStorage.com have prepared the numbers you need to know.

In Knoxville the average monthly rental rate for a storage unit is $68.22. At those rates, a year-long stay in a unit will cost about $818.64, in case your storage needs are more long term. Now, it should be noted that that average rate is for all sizes of units in Knoxville, and so should not necessarily be used as a definitive yardstick. You can, after all, end up paying twice as much for the larger unit sizes than the smaller sizes. In Knoxville you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The following are the average prices for each size:

Storage Unit SizeAverage Price in Knoxville, TN
5x5$48.33
5x10$41.02
10x10$91.3
10x15$114.71
10x20$135.09
10x30$135.08

Is storage in Knoxville cheaper than in other cities?

Self storage rates being as highly-dependent on the real estate market as they are, it should come as no surprise that prices can change dramatically within the space of a few miles. 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. The extra drive to the facility could very well be worth the monthly savings. In order to help you know whether or not to expand your search, the analysts at SelfStorage.com have done the math to figure out whether self-storage (also called mini storage or public self storage) in Knoxville is relatively more or less expensive than other cities.

With its average price of $68.22 a month for a unit, Knoxville is the 9th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Tennessee, which itself is the 39th most-expensive state for storage. In general, storage units in Knoxville go for $8.11 more than the state average of $60.11.

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. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Knoxville is $68.22 and the median income in Tennessee is $41,044.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.99% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. As a percentage of income, storage costs rank at the 72nd percentile among cities in Tennessee, making Knoxville more expensive than most cities.

The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in Knoxville is comparatively somewhat expensive, ranking at the 67th percentile among cities nationwide. The national average monthly price of a storage unit is $72.15. Depending on the size of unit you rent and the time of year, you should expect to pay approximately $3.93 less than that for self storage in Knoxville.

Are certain parts of Knoxville more cheap for storage units than others?

As they are closely linked to real estate prices, self storage unit prices can be very different in one part of Knoxville to another. Searching for storage in the 37918 ZIP code should yield the cheapest rental rates, as units there average $76.90 a month, lower than anywhere else in Knoxville. Storage prices are highest within the 37932 ZIP code of Knoxville, where rentals average $140.40 a month.

What's the best time of year to book self storage in Knoxville, TN?

It's often true that the same storage unit at the same storage facility will cost significantly more or less in April than it does in November. That's because self storage is a seasonal industry. Storage seasonality is in synch with the moving seasons, which are at their highest in the late spring and summer, as a huge amount of storage demand is generated by people moving into new homes. Sometimes called 'National Moving Day' or 'Crazy Tuesday', the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest for storage businesses and the highest point of the high season. 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.

Prices on self storage in Knoxville do not vary as widely between high and low seasons as they do on average in other cities, so seasonality should be less of an issue for potential renters here. But even if price changes are less of a risk in Knoxville, locking in a rate is almost always a smart, safe move. April is the least expensive month for storage in Knoxville, with an average price of $45.14 for a storage unit. November is the most expensive month, when storage goes for an average rate of $76.83.

SELF STORAGE IN KNOXVILLE, TN: THE BOTTOM LINE

Are you looking for a very good rate on a self storage unit in Knoxville, TN? April is the best time to begin your hunt for storage, and the least expensive units are located in the 37918 ZIP code. Try to avoiding looking for storage during November, the priciest month of the year for storage, and be alert to the fact that the 37932 area has the highest prices.

Knoxville, TN self storage typically costs between $30 and $185 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, Knoxville had an average home value of $127,900 which in the past year is up 0.033%.

SelfStorage.com Renters' Score

Review of Knoxville Self Storage
Overall Average: 4.1 out of 5
Average Value: 3.7 out of 5
Average Time Spent on Paperwork: 3.7 out of 5
Average Security: 3.4 out of 5
Average Service: 4.3 out of 5
Average Cleanliness: 4.0 out of 5
Based on 32 reviews
The SelfStorage Renters' Score provides a review of Knoxville Self Storage facilities based on the feedback from the community of online renters. Be sure to read renters' reviews of individual facilities before you book.
loading

The Knoxville self storage
you need at the price you want.

loading

Knoxville Self-Storage & Storage Units for Rent

Showing 1-20 of 91 results

Price Location Unit Details Promotions Photos

Rocky Hill Storage

Knoxville, TN 37919
6.9 miles away
10x10 Unit
photo of Rocky Hill Storage1
4 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Storage Pros - Knoxville - Shotsman Ln.

Knoxville, TN 37918
7.1 miles away
5x10 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Knoxville - Shotsman Ln.2
4 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Storage Pros - Papermill

Knoxville, TN 37909
3.2 miles away
10x5 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Papermill3
4 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Storage Pros - Knoxville - Walker Blvd.

Knoxville, TN 37917
4 miles away
5x10 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Knoxville - Walker Blvd.4
4 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

American Self Storage Center

Louisville, TN 37777
8.5 miles away
5x10 Unit
5x5 climate control or 4x10 limited access unit only 30.00 a month. photo of American Self Storage Center5 Check Availability

Storage Pros - Knoxville - Central Pike

Knoxville, TN 37912
4.2 miles away
5x10 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Knoxville - Central Pike6
3 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Storage Pros - Knoxville - Middlebrook Pike

Knoxville, TN 37921
3.6 miles away
5x10 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Knoxville - Middlebrook Pike7
4 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Storage Pros - Knoxville - Linden Ave.

Knoxville, TN 37917
1.4 miles away
4x8 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Knoxville - Linden Ave.8 Check Availability

Storage Pros - Alcoa

Alcoa, TN 37701
10.7 miles away
5x10 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Alcoa9
4.5 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Metro Storage

Knoxville, TN 37912
6.5 miles away
8x10 Unit
No Admin Fee with your Online Reservation! photo of Metro Storage10 Check Availability

Knoxville Star Storage East

Knoxville, TN 37917
5 miles away
5x5 Unit
photo of Knoxville Star Storage East11
4.5 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Storage Pros - Knoxville - Unicorn Dr.

Knoxville, TN 37923
9.1 miles away
3x5 Locker
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Knoxville - Unicorn Dr.12
4.5 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Storage Pros - Knoxville - Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37923
9.3 miles away
10x10 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Knoxville - Kingston Pike13 Check Availability

Storage Pros - Knoxville - Chapman Hwy

Knoxville, TN 37920
2.4 miles away
4x8 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Knoxville - Chapman Hwy14
3.5 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Storage Pros - Sutherland

Knoxville, TN 37919
3 miles away
10x10 Unit
Student Special: 15% Off with Valid Student ID photo of Storage Pros - Sutherland15
4 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Knoxville Star Storage North

Knoxville, TN 37912
4.7 miles away
5x10 Unit
We Match Competitors Monthly Prices! Discounts Available! photo of Knoxville Star Storage North16
4 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Colony Village Mini Storage

Knoxville, TN 37923
9.4 miles away
5x10 Unit
Pre-pay 5 months, get the 6th month free!! Must rent unit for at least 2 months. $50 Damage deposit photo of Colony Village Mini Storage17
4.5 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

A+ Storage - Knoxville

Knoxville, TN 37912
6.7 miles away
10x10 Unit
Move In Special - Prepay for 3 months and your 4th month is FREE!!! photo of A+ Storage - Knoxville18
4.5 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Knoxville Star Storage West

Knoxville, TN 37919
8 miles away
5x10 Unit
photo of Knoxville Star Storage West19
4 out of 5 stars
Check Availability

Carr's Mini Storage Inc

Seymour, TN 37865
12.3 miles away
Add Your Facility