In June 2017, Trove surveyed over three hundred self storage unit rental facilities across the Bay Area to gather data on pricing trends.
If you’re in the market to rent a storage unit, or if you’re a proprietor of a self storage facility, here’s what you need to know:
Storage prices are highly correlated to real estate prices, so, naturally, storage in the San Francisco Bay Area continues to be expensive. A small 10’ x 10’ unit, roughly the size to store the contents of a one bedroom apartment, is on the market for an average of $204/month. Furthermore, there’s often no availability at all for storage in central city locations for popular unit sizes with good access.
The most expensive storage is clustered around San Francisco, Marin County and the Peninsula. Renting a storage unit gets significantly cheaper in East Bay and south of the bay.
Most Expensive Bay Area Cities For Renting a 10′ x 10′ Storage Unit
Mill Valley – $379/month is the average price for a 10′ x 10′ storage unit
Millbrae – $309/month
San Francisco – $292/month
San Rafael – $289/month
Los Gatos – $266/month
Cheapest Bay Area Cities for Renting a 10′ x 10′ Storage Unit
Newark – $121/month is the average price for a 10′ x 10′ storage unit
San Pablo – $149/month
Union City – $148/month
Cupertino – $162/month
Dublin – $166/month
This data only covers available storage units advertised online or reachable phone, gathered over June 2017.