Before beginning your self storage search in Arlington, there are a few things you should know. The pricing and availability of storage units in Arlington will depend on several factors such as the real estate climate, the number of people moving into or throughout the area, housing conditions in the city, and the general wealth and prosperity of the area. In order to give you a better idea of these factors in Arlington, we pulled in data from the US Census.
One of the primary uses of self storage is as a safe place to keep your things between moving homes. If many people are moving to or from Arlington, prices could be higher and availability lower. By looking at population changes in Arlington, we should be able to get an idea of how many people are moving to or from the city. According to the US Census, the Arlington metro area's population grew from 42,907 in 2010 to 44,461 in 2014, a growth rate of 3.62%.
Housing occupancy and vacancy rates in Arlington can help us get a better idea of how much demand there is for living and storage space in Arlington and thus the kind of storage prices and availability we should expect to find. If there's low vacancy rates in Arlington housing, there's likely low vacancy at Arlington storage facilities. This would allow storage facilities in Arlington to charge higher prices for their units. Arlington is estimated to have a 95% housing occupancy rate, while the vacancy rate is at 5%. The average occupancy rate in US cities is 89%, so it's likely the case that storage facilities in Arlington also have higher than average occupancy rates. High occupancy rates in Arlington will make it more difficult to find a good deal on a storage unit.
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