Before you start your storage search in Harrisonburg, it's important that you know how much a unit in Harrisonburg typically costs. Being that the average price of storage unit can be different by hundreds of dollars between two cities in the same state, any past experiences booking storage elsewhere will help you little in figuring out how much you should pay. But don't worry: SelfStorage.com has all the data you need in order to go into your storage search well informed.
In Harrisonburg, self storages rents at an average rate of $49.33 a month. To give those thinking of renting storage for a year or more some better perspective, that's about $591.96 per anum. 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. Self storage in Harrisonburg comes in these standard sizes: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, and 10x30. The average monthly rental rates for each are:
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As storage prices are closely tied to local real estate prices, it makes sense that rental rates can often differ substantially even in neighboring cities. By widening the breadth of your search, you'll open yourself up to even more facilities and a greater range of possibilities. The extra drive to the facility could very well be worth the monthly savings. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in Harrisonburg, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?
With its average price of $49.33 a month for a unit, Harrisonburg is the 40th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Virginia, which itself is the 13th most-expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Harrisonburg's average price is $34.81 less than the state average of $84.14.
While average prices will give you a good idea of how much you should expect to spend, they don't necessarily tell us if storage is relatively affordable in that city. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Harrisonburg storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. In Virginia, the median income is $62,444.00 a year, which would make the average $49.33 unit in Harrisonburg cost 0.95% of a median earner's monthly income. Compared to the price of storage as a percent of income in all Virginia cities, Harrisonburg ranks at the 17th percentile, which means that self-storage here is very affordable.
If we measure according to the national scale and compare it to cities across the country, self-storage rates in Harrisonburg are still very cheap, ranking at the 13th percentile in terms of relative expense. Expect to pay $22.82 less than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Harrisonburg.
The more facilities there are in the area you're searching, the more options you'll have. If I'm searching for storage in Harrisonburg, should I expect plenty of available storage facilities, or only a few?
According to our estimates, there are approximately 9 storage businesses operating facilities in Harrisonburg. Harrisonburg's 9 facilities make it one of the larger cities for storage in Virginia: the state average is 8 facilities per city, 1 less than what's available in Harrisonburg. It makes sense then that Harrisonburg is also the 13th largest in terms of facilities out of all 48 cities in Virginia listed on our storage network, accounting for approximately 2.43% of self storage facilities listed in that state. The national average for storage facilities per city is 9, perfectly matching Harrisonburg's 9 facilities.
But of course, there are vast differences in population between Harrisonburg and other cities in Virginia, and even more so nationwide, so not controlling for population makes little sense. Are the 9 storage facilities providing the 45,137 people living in Harrisonburg with enough storage space? Harrisonburg, as it turns out, has a moderately-high amount of storage space for a city its size. The average for cities in its 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket is 7 facilities, which is, of course, 2 fewer than Harrisonburg's 9. It is important to note that comparing cities of like size might not be the best measure, and that a more accurate conclusion might be had by looking at how many facilities there are for Harrisonburg's 45,137 people--a figure which seems to have challenged our finding that there's plenty of storage to be had there. Per capita, Harrisonburg places in the 49th percentile for storage facilities among cities across the United States. In other words, there are relatively few storage businesses serving the local Harrisonburg market for its size, so extra storage space might be harder to find here. Does Harrisonburg perform any better in terms of per capita facilities for cities in Virginia? Apparently even then the city is somewhat low on storage space, only ranking in the 38th percentile for facilities per person in Virginia.
We can't feel satisfied concluding our look at facilities per capita without mentioning the fact that Harrisonburg is seeing some modest population growth. The city saw 11.6% more people move there from 2000-2010. Though that's not insignificant, it is 1.4% less growth than the 13% that Virginia in total saw. Keep in mind, though, that while there's probably not as much demand generated by people moving into town as there is in other Virginia cities, Harrisonburg already has relatively fewer storage facilities for its size than many of those faster-growing cities.
Harrisonburg self storage typically costs between $40 and $100 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, the average price of a home in Harrisonburg is $202,500.