Larger, lighter circles represent higher prices, while smaller, darker points represent the best deals.
Behold: storage unit prices around the City of Brotherly love on the 25th of June, 2012. Today we’re focusing on medium 5×10 units, of which a whopping 42 Philadelphia storage facilities have on offer. If you need storage space, Philly’s got it.
But as we can see not all storage facilities are created equal. Philadelphia’s 5×10′s can go for as low as $29 a month to as high as $121, with everything in-between. It’s all about location, location, location.
The most noticeable trend in prices around Philadelphia is the same that we expect in most cities: the closer to the city’s core the more expensive the unit. Unlike other cities we’ve looked at no other trends are easily discernible–what we do have in Philadelphia is a few important exceptions to our rule. Most surprising is Simply Storage- Kensington’s price of $29 a month, the lowest of the day. It’s not simply the fact that Simply Storage- Kensington is a full $13.50 cheaper than the next-cheapest facility that makes it a rare find, but that Simply Storage- Kensington is one of the closest facilities to downtown Philadelphia, with some of its neighboring facilities charging as high as $109 a unit. Other good close-to-downtown deals that buck the trend can be found at Safeguard Self Storage- Frankford ($54/mo) and at the Safeguard Self Storage on Hunting Avenue ($69).
Throughout Philadelphia’s suburbs and into New Jersey our rule generally holds true: the farther out we travel the lower the prices, with some particularly-good rates in the southern Garden State. Head out into Cherry Hill on Marlton Pike East to find a string of deals starting at United Storage Cherry Hill ($51.75), followed by CubeSmart Self Storage ($42.50), and finishing with Self Storage Hampshire- Cherry Hill ($55).
Head north along I-95 to find Safeguard Self Storage on Keystone St ($49) or take a left on Levick Street and a right down Frankford Ave to find Mr. Storage- Mayfair ($49). More deals can be found north of town: seek out Simply Storage- Germantown ($57) just a few blocks north of Germantown Ave or Mr. Storage- Olney ($49) north of Roosevelt Blvd.
The deals are out there. Go get em.
Brian Shreckengast is a writer at Self Storage Deals.