Larger, lighter circles represent higher prices, while smaller, darker circles represent the best deals on storage. Data is taken from the Self Storage Deals directory and so does not represent a complete picture of the industry.
For today’s Mapshot we’ll be diving deep into the San Diego storage industry to examine the locations and prices of 5×10 units on sale. Which neighborhoods have the highest prices? Where can you go to nab the best deal in San Diego? Can we notice any trends in location and price?
Let’s take that last one first: yes, there are some immediately-noticeable trends going on here. As you can see, the majority of self storage facilities in San Diego are grouped into three clusters: northeast, northwest, and south (Chula Vista), forming one huge triangle with Downtown San Diego in the middle. In the northwest and south, facilities cling closely to Interstate 5, while a few in the north also group around CA 163 and Interstate 15. In the northeast (Santee and El Cajon), facilities are grouped around Route 52, Route 125, and Interstate 8.
In terms of price, the southern and northeast clusters are noticeably cheaper than facilities to the northwest, as these two clusters are further out from central San Diego (in the suburbs of Chula Vista and El Cajon, respectively). The best deal on a 5×10 unit in San Diego can be found at International Self Storage in San Ysidro, south of Chula Vista and Imperial Beach, where you can rent a unit for $55 a month.
The next best deal can be found at Great American Storage Solutions- Copley, north of San Diego proper, where units can be rented for $59 a month. This is probably the best deal closest to central San Diego. More good deals can be found at CubeSmart on Jamacha Road in Spring Valley ($59.50/mo), Storage Outlet- Chula Vista ($64/mo), and Storage Etc.-Sherman ($65/mo). From there on out, prices range up to $97 a month on 5x10s around San Diego.