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. That's why those looking for the best deal on a storage unit should expand the area of their search as far and wide as possible. To some, the greater distance to the facility is worth the greater savings. If we can show that self-storage (also known as public self storage and mini storage) in Alvin is more expensive than its surroundings, then you'll know to expand your search.
Alvin's average price of $112 a month for a unit ranks it as the 21st most expensive city for self-storage in Texas, which itself ranks as the 22nd most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Alvin, expect to pay $38.97 more than Texas's average price of $73.03.
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. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Alvin is $112 and the median income in Texas is $48,902.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 2.75% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. When compared to storage price as a percent of income in other cities in Texas, Alvin ranks in the 88th percentile, meaning that storage here is quite expensive.
In addition, storage in Alvin is also very expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 86th percentile compared to other cities across the nation. 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 $39.85 more than that for self storage in Alvin.
Finding and locking in a good monthly rate on your self storage unit has a lot to do with the time of year you book it, as prices vacillate from season to season. The high season lasts from late spring to late summer, the most popular period for those moving into a new home. Known to some in the industry as 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest of the year for storage and brings the high season into full swing. Cities with high proportions of university students may see more pronounced seasonal highs and lows, as many students book storage units during the summer.
Analysts at SelfStorage.com have found that seasonal price changes on self storage in Alvin are marginally higher than in other cities, with a greater average difference between low and high seasons. Those looking for storage here should try to hedge against these fluctuations by locking in their monthly rate. The lowest prices on self storage in Alvin can be found during the month of August, with an average price of $35, while the most expensive month is March, with an average price of $118.
Scoring a great deal on a storage unit in Alvin has everything to do with knowing what kind of price range to expect. You can't even use past experiences booking storage elsewhere, as average prices will be totally different in other cities, even other cities in TX. In order to help you along your storage search the analysts at SelfStorage.com have crunched the numbers and processed the data so that you can know what kind of prices to expect.
Prices on storage in Alvin average $112 per month. At those rates, a year-long stay in a unit will cost about $1344, in case your storage needs are more long term. Don't, however, take that number too seriously, as it doesn't discriminate by unit size. The price difference between the smallest units and the largest can be huge. Storage units in Alvin come in these standard sizes: 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. The average prices for each size of storage unit found in Alvin are:
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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? When it comes to the number of facilities operating in Alvin, how many options are available?
SelfStorage.com has 5 storage facilties in Alvin, TX listed on its network. Is 5 facilities more or less than what can be found in other cities in Texas? Unfortunately for those looking for storage in Alvin, it's a whole lot less: the average city in Texas offers 16 facilities to choose from, a whole 11 more than in Alvin. It should come as litte surprise then that Alvin only ranks as the 115th largest storage market out of the 179 cities in Texas, accounting for a mere 0.18% of the state's total facilities. Just as Alvin has a below-average number of storage facilities for a city in Texas, the same is true on a national scale, where the city has 4 fewer facilities than the 9 that can be found in the average US city.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Alvin to other cities in Texas irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. Alvin, TX has approximately 23,284 inhabitants. Do the 5 storage businesses there offer the community enough storage space? For its 10,000 to 25,000 population bracket, Alvin comes a bit under the mark in terms of number of self-storage facilities. Cities in this bracket average 6 facilities, 1 more than what can be found in Alvin. But does Alvin's relationship to other cities in the 10,000 to 25,000 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. Per capita, Alvin ranks in the 51st percentile for storage facilities compared to cities across the country. That means there's a reasonably-high amount of storage space in Alvin compared to other cities. For a city in Texas, however, Alvin doesn't appear to have quite as much storage space for its population, and only places at the 48th percentile for storage businesses per person.
Finally, according to US Census data, Alvin's population grew by 8.4% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, -12.2% less than the 20.6% growth that Texas grew as a whole. Keep in mind, though, that while there's probably not as much demand generated by people moving into town as there is in other Texas cities, Alvin already has relatively fewer storage facilities for its size than many of those faster-growing cities.
Alvin, TX self storage typically costs between $43 and $175 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, Alvin had an average home value of $160,500 which in the past year is up 0.014%.