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. Storage facilities just on the periphery of your current search might have some great rental rates, and you'll only find them if you search a little more broadly. The sum you'll save each month could totally be worth the extra drive, especially if you'll only need to visit your unit on the rare occasion. But on the other hand, if we can show that self-storage (commonly known as mini storage or public self storage) is cheaper in New Braunfels than its surroundings, there's no reason to waste time looking elsewhere.
New Braunfels is the 24th most expensive city for self storage in the state of Texas, with the average price of a storage unit there coming in at $104. Texas itself is the 22nd most expensive state for storage. In general, storage units in New Braunfels go for $30.97 more than the state average of $73.03.
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. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for New Braunfels storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. In Texas, the median income is $48,902.00 a year, which would make the average $104 unit in New Braunfels cost 2.55% of a median earner's monthly income. When compared to storage price as a percent of income in other cities in Texas, New Braunfels ranks in the 86th percentile, meaning that storage here is quite expensive.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in New Braunfels is comparatively very expensive, ranking at the 82nd percentile among cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $31.85 more than that for self storage in New Braunfels.
It's hard to tell a good price on storage from a great one when you're unaware of how much self storage in New Braunfels should cost in the first place. Since unit prices can change dramatically from one city to the next, the only real measure you have is other facilities in the immediate area. In order to help you go into your storage search as informed as possible, we've had our storage analysts go over all the data on New Braunfels we have available.
Storage rentals in New Braunfels have an average montly rate of $104. If your storage needs are of a longer term, remember that at those rates you'll be paying approximately $1248 a year. Don't, however, take that number too seriously, as it doesn't discriminate by unit size. You can, after all, end up paying twice as much for the larger unit sizes than the smaller sizes. The standard sizes of storage available in New Braunfels include 5x10, 10x10, and 10x15. The average prices for each size of storage unit found in New Braunfels are:
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If you do your comparison shopping for storage units a few months from now, you might be surprised to see that prices have changed. That's because the self storage market is highly seasonal. This seasonality is primarily driven by moving season, which lasts from May to September and generally causes storage prices to spike. 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. 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.
New Braunfels is not as affected by seasonality as other cities, with storage prices experiencing smaller price fluctuations than elsewhere. Despite the low level of seasonality, those looking for a self storage unit may still want to lock in their price at the time of booking. Storage prices are at their highest in New Braunfels during the month of August, where they hit an average price of $135, while prices are at their lowest in April, where they go for a low $35 a month.
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? If I'm searching for storage in New Braunfels, should I expect plenty of available storage facilities, or only a few?
There are 18 total storage facilities in New Braunfels, TX on the SelfStorage.com network. Other Texas cities have an average of 16 facilities on our network, 2 less than New Braunfels, which leads us to conclude that New Braunfels offers a moderately-high number of facilities. It should come as no surprise then that New Braunfels has the 40th-highest count of facilities out of all 179 cities on our network in Texas, acting as home to 0.63% of facilities in Texas. But what about on a national scale? Even then, New Braunfels has more storage facilities than the average city, 9 more than the average 9, to be exact.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing New Braunfels to other cities in Texas irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. Do the 18 self storage facilities in New Braunfels offer the 55,867 people living there enough extra storage space? How does New Braunfels compare to similarly-sized cities? For its population, New Braunfels has a few more facilities than average. The average for cities with a population of 50,000 to 100,000 is 11 facilities, which of course is 7 less than the 18 in New Braunfels. We've further confirmed New Braunfels's relative surplus of storage space by examining its per capita count of facilities. Per capita, New Braunfels ranks in the 64th percentile for storage facilities compared to cities across the country. That means there's a reasonably-high amount of storage space in New Braunfels compared to other cities. And just as New Braunfels ranks high for storage space per capita on a national scale, it also has a large number of storage businesses for a city in Texas, placing at the 61st percentile.
Another thing about New Braunfels we feel we should mention is that it's growing, and rapidly, having seen its population increase by 44.7% between the 2000 and 2010 census, a 24.1% higher growth rate than the 20.6% the state of Texas experienced as a whole. Fortunately enough, New Braunfels has that high level of facilities per person, which should help to mitigate any spikes in demand caused by a migration into the city.
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, New Braunfels had an average home value of $225,000 which in the past year is down 0.059%.