Finding Self Storage in Portland, ME: Everything You Need To Know
Before beginning your self storage search in Portland, there are a few things you should know. Portland storage unit prices and availability are closely related to things like real estate prices, the type of housing available in the area, the city's wealth, and whether or not many people are moving to the area. We used US Census data on Portland to give you a better idea of these factors.Moving and Storage in Portland, ME
Many people use storage as part of their move, so if there are many people moving to Portland, you might expect storage prices to be higher and unit availability to be lower. A city with a high amount of moving activity should see substantial changes in population, so by looking at population data for Portland we can get a better idea of the amount of moving activity. The US Census tells us that the metro area population of Portland grew from 66,071 in 2010 to 66,666 in 2014, which is a rate of 0.9% growth over four years.Real Estate and Self Storage in Portland, ME
Vacancy and occupancy rates in the Portland housing market can help us gauge the demand for living space and thus self-storage space in Portland, and may hint at storage availability and pricing. Low rates of vacancy in Portland housing could indicate that real estate is in short supply. Self storage units in Portland may then also be in short supply, which means Portland storage unit prices may be higher. The US Census estimates that housing vacancy rates in Portland are at 9.2%, while the occupancy rate is at 90.8%. That's a higher rate than average for US cities, suggesting storage unit occupancy in Portland may also be higher. That might make it harder to find cheap storage in Portland.
There are 7 self storage units in Portland, ME in a 15 mile radius to choose from. This means fewer options for you to choose from, so storage prices in Portland, ME may be higher than average due to less competition.
Using $1.00/sqft as a national average, the average price for a self storage unit is $1.77. This is 76.76% higher with $0.77 net increase in cost per square foot. You'll be paying more in medium to large cities as storage prices are generally higher in densely populated areas.
Choose from multiple self storage facilities in Portland including:
If storage near Portland, Maine is not close enough to you, you may be interested in the 12 nearby cities including Biddeford, Buxton, Durham, Freeport, Gorham, Gray, Raymond, Saco, Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook, Windham.
We also have specialized storage to choose from in Portland. If you require a climate controlled unit where temperature and humidity are important, please check out our Portland, ME Climate Controlled Storage, page. If you need to store a boat, car, or RV near Portland, ME, please visit our Portland, ME Vehicle Storage page.