Before beginning your self storage search in Athens, there are a few things you should know. The pricing and availability of storage units in Athens 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. We used US Census data on Athens to give you a better idea of these factors.
If there are many people moving to or from Athens, prices could be higher than in other cities. That's because self storage if often used as part of a home move. By looking at population changes in Athens, we should be able to get an idea of how many people are moving to or from the city. The Athens metro area grew from 12,720 persons in 2010 to 12,819 persons in 2014 according to the US Census, an increase of 0.78%.
Housing occupancy and vacancy rates in Athens can help us get a better idea of how much demand there is for living and storage space in Athens and thus the kind of storage prices and availability we should expect to find. If there's low vacancy rates in Athens housing, there's likely low vacancy at Athens storage facilities. This would allow storage facilities in Athens to charge higher prices for their units. Athens is estimated to have a 89.3% housing occupancy rate, while the vacancy rate is at 10.7%. The average occupancy rate in US cities is approximately 89%, which is lower than the rate in Athens, suggesting that storage unit inventory might also be tighter in Athens. With fewer units available, storage facilities in Athens may charge higher prices.
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