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. This seasonality, which is primarily generated by national moving patterns, hits its zenith in the late spring and early summer, and its nadir in the fall and winter. The high season is considered to be in full swing on National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day after Memorial Day. Cities with high proportions of university students may see more pronounced seasonal highs and lows, as many students book storage units during the summer.
Manassas is not as affected by seasonality as other cities, with storage prices experiencing smaller price fluctuations than elsewhere. But even if price changes are less of a risk in Manassas, locking in a rate is almost always a smart, safe move. The best month to go searching for storage in Manassas is February, when the average unit goes for a low $57.64 a month. The worst month, on the other hand, is October, when units hit a high of $139.85.
Just as real estate prices do, storage prices can change from one block in Manassas to the next. Storage is cheapest in the 20112 ZIP code in Manassas, where the average rental price is $103.11. You might want to avoid searching in the 20109 ZIP code, which, with its average unit price of $153.45 a month, is the most expensive neighborhood for self storage in Manassas.
The more facilities there are in the area you're searching, the more options you'll have. In terms of the number of storage businesses in Manassas, are there plenty of options available, or few?
9 storage facilities in Manassas, VA are listed on SelfStorage.com's facility network. That's slightly higher than most other cities in Virginia, where each city averages 8 facilities, 1 less than what's available in Manassas. It makes sense then that Manassas 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. On a national scale, Manassas's 9 storage facilities precisely match the national average.
But of course, comparing Manassas to other cities in Virginia or across the nation regardless of population tells us very little. Are the 9 facilities in Manassas sufficient at supplying the 36,514 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? It turns out that the average city in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket has 7 self-storage facilities listed on our network. That's 2 fewer facilities than are listed in Manassas, leading us to conclude that Manassas is slightly above-average among cities of similar size. But then again, such a population bracket covers a wide range of cities. A more accurate measure would be Manassas's per capita facility count--a measure which has affirmed our former results, showing Manassas to indeed have plenty of storage space for its population. On a national scale, Manassas ranks moderately high for its self-storage facilities per capita, placing it in the 55th percentile. In other words, there should be plenty of extra storage space for the 36,514 people living there. But the average city in Virginia, on the other hand, must have significantly more storage per capita than cities on the national scale do, as Manassas doesn't rank so well back home in Virginia. Manassas only places in the 48th percentile among its peers in Virginia, which might make it harder to find the storage unit you're looking for here than in other cities in Virginia.
Another thing about Manassas we feel we should mention is that while it has grown in the past decade, it hasn't done so by as much as the rest of Virginia has. Manassas saw a small 4.6% jump between the 2000 and 2010 census, 8.4% less than the 13% the state of Virginia experienced as a whole. Recall, however, that Manassas also had a low number of storage facilities per person for its state, so while there might not be as much demand generated by inbound migration, demand may already be high due to its short supply.
Searching storage in Manassas without knowing how much a unit should cost is no way to go about finding a good price. Storage prices can shift dramatically from one city to another, so knowing the standard for a specific area can be difficult without prior experience booking storage there. But you needn't fret, need to fret,as our analysts have sifted through the data and have all the figures on storage in Manassas that you might need.
You should expect to pay an average of $90.87 a month for self storage in Manassas. If your're in need of storage for a longer term, remember that at that rate a unit will cost you approximately $1090.44 a year. Don't, however, put too much weight on that number, as it does not discriminate by unit size. There often are substanial price gaps between the various unit sizes. The standard sizes of storage units available in Manassas include 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20. For each standard storage unit size, here's how much you should expect to pay per month in Manassas:
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It's often the case that storage prices can swing to the opposite end of the spectrum within a few blocks in the same city, just as real estate values are liable to do. By expanding your search into areas you might not have thought to look, you might be able to happen upon some excellent deals. The extra drive to the facility could very well be worth the monthly savings. That being said, if we can determine that self-storage (which also goes by mini storage and public storage) prices are lower in Manassas 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.
An average price of $90.87 a month for a storage unit makes Manassas the 15th most expensive city in Virginia for self-storage, while Virginia itself is the 13th most expensive state. In more exact terms, storage in Manassas costs an average of $6.73 more than the average storage unit in Virginia, which goes for 84.14.
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. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Manassas storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. The median income in Virginia is $62,444.00, which means the average storage unit in Manassas would require 1.75% of a median earner's monthly income. Compared to other cities in Virginia, this is a fairly-high percentage of income to spend on storage, ranking Manassas in the 70th percentile statewide. This leads us to label the city as a somewhat expensive place to rent self-storage.
Manassas self-storage prices are somewhat expensive on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 56th percentile. 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 $18.72 more than that for self storage in Manassas.
Looking for an especially cheap self storage unit in Manassas, VA? February is the best time to begin your hunt for storage, while the cheapest area for storage is within the 20112 ZIP code. Do your best to avoid searching in October, the most expensive month, and keep in mind that the 20109 area is the most expensive.
Manassas, VA self storage typically costs between $48 and $209 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, Manassas had an average home value of $289,000 which in the past year is up 0.057%.