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 how many self-storage businesses are operating in Fredericksburg?
SelfStorage.com has 18 storage facilities in Fredericksburg, VA listed on its network. This is a very high number of facilities for a city in Virginia, where the average city is home to approximately 8 self-storage businesses, a full 10 less than those in Fredericksburg. Furthermore, Fredericksburg accounts for a full 4.86% of facilities in Virginia and ranks as the 5th-largest storage market out of all 48 cities in Virginia. And Fredericksburg doesn't just have a lot of storage facilities for its state, either: it also surpasses the national average of 9 facilities per city by 9.
Of course, simply comparing cities irrespective of their various populations tells us very little about these cities, even when we're comparing Fredericksburg to other cities in Virginia. So how does Fredericksburg, with its population of 23,193, compare to cities with similar populations? Other cities in the 10,000 to 25,000 population bracket have an average 6 storage facilities listed on our network, 12 fewer than Fredericksburg. By that number, we can confidently say that Fredericksburg, VA has plenty of extra storage space. Indeed, that Fredericksburg has a good number of storage facilities for its population is strenthened once more when we look at its per person facility count. Per person, the 18 self-storage facilities in Fredericksburg rank it in the 86th percentile nationwide, meaning there should be a very high amount of storage space for its 23,193 residents. Is Fredericksburg still a city with a fairly-large amount of storage space for its population compared to others in Virginia? Indeed, it is, placing into the 91st percentile among cities in Virginia.
Our discussion of facilities per capita can't be completed without mentioning Fredericksburg's rapid population growth from 2000-2010, a period over which it took on 19.7% more people. That's a 6.7%-higher growth rate than Virginia, which grew by 13%, saw as a whole. But though the people moving into Fredericksburg may generate more demand for storage units, remember that the city does have a high number of storage businesses per capita, which should help balance that added demand out.
The demand for storage being as highly seasonal as it is, moving between highs and lows throughout the year, the season you decide to book a unit during can have as much affect on the price you pay as any other factor. Peaking in May through September, when most people in the United States move, and dropping to their lowest in October through March, when far fewer people move homes, storage prices and closely linked to moving patterns. The high season is considered to be in full swing on National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day after Memorial Day. In addition to families moving between homes, college students renting storage for the summer also contribute to demand during the high season, particularly in college towns.
Fredericksburg is not as affected by seasonality as other cities, with storage prices experiencing smaller price fluctuations than elsewhere. However, even though prices are less likely to change dramatically in Fredericksburg, locking in a rate for your entire stay often allows you to bargain the total price down. November is the least expensive month for storage in Fredericksburg, with an average price of $35 for a storage unit. October is the most expensive month, when storage goes for an average rate of $123.13.
It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. 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. This might make it more difficult to access your unit, but the extra money in your pocket every month may just be worth it. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Fredericksburg than in other nearby cities, we can make it easier for you to decide whether or not to take the time on a wider search.
Fredericksburg's average price of $68.17 a month for a unit ranks it as the 30th most expensive city for self-storage in Virginia, which itself ranks as the 13th most expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Fredericksburg costs an average of $15.97 less than the average storage unit in Virginia, which goes for 84.14.
But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. 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 Fredericksburg is $68.17 and the median income in Virginia is $62,444.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.31% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. Compared to the price-as-percent-of-income in other Virginia locations, Fredericksburg ranks at the 38th percentile, making self-storage here moderately affordable.
In addition to being relatively cheap at the state level, storage in Fredericksburg is also relatively cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 32nd percentile when compared to other 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 $3.98 less than that for self storage in Fredericksburg.
You'll have a hard time telling a good price on storage from a great price when you're unfamiliar with how much self storage in Fredericksburg typically costs to begin with. With the average rental rate varying widely from place to place, the only truly valuable comparison you can make is with other storage facilities in the area. But don't worry: SelfStorage.com has all the data you need in order to go into your storage search well informed.
Rental rates on storage in Fredericksburg average $68.17 per month. At that rate, staying in a unit for a year would cost about $818.04, in case you need storage for a long period of time. It must be noted that that rate averages all sizes of units in Fredericksburg, and so shouldn't necessarily be used as a definitive yardstick during your search. There often are substanial price gaps between the various unit sizes. The standard sizes of storage units in Fredericksburg are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. For each standard unit size, the average rental rate in Fredericksburg is:
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Much like real estate, self-storage prices can change drastically within the space of a few miles in Fredericksburg. You'll find the best prices on storage in the 22407 ZIP code, which averages $103.37 a month for a storage unit. On the other hand, the 22406 ZIP code is the priciest area of Fredericksburg to rent a storage unit, with rental rates averaging $133.03 a month.
Trying to reserve an outstandingly inexpensive self storage unit in Fredericksburg, VA? You'll find the absolute lowest prices during November within the 22407 ZIP code. The worst time to search for storage is during October, when unit prices reach their apex, and keep in mind that the 22406 area is the priciest in Fredericksburg for storage.
Fredericksburg, VA self storage typically costs between $45 and $227 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, Fredericksburg had an average home value of $290,000 which in the past year is up 0.063%.