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Mesa Self Storage Market Statistics:

Rent Prices, Local Inventory and Development Trends (October 2021)

Self storage has become crucial for navigating major life events. It can be particularly useful for events such as moving, downsizing and when changes in household composition occur, as well as when engaging in home remodeling projects and organizational endeavors. Mesa offers plenty of self storage options to cater to all needs and budgets.

How much does a storage unit cost in Mesa, AZ?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Mesa is $109/month, a change of 19.8% compared to last year. Nationally, self storage street rates for 10×10 non-climate-controlled units saw a 8.5% year-over-year change, registering an average of $128 in October, 2021.

Mesa self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Mesa self storage market includes several other types of units that can vary in terms of size and amenities, and naturally, price.

For instance, a 5x5 self storage unit in Mesa rents for $43, while a 5x10 unit would cost $64/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $174/month. Non-climate-controlled units typically come with lower price tags than their climate-controlled counterparts of the same size.

Non-Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $43
5x10 $64
10x10 $109
10x15 $143
10x20 $174
10x30 $229
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $47
5x10 $76
10x10 $126
10x15 $171
10x20 $214
10x30 $361

* Average monthly rates for Mesa in October 2021.

Average storage unit cost in Mesa by neighborhood

Self storage prices can vary depending on location as some neighborhoods might offer more budget-friendly self storage rates than others. You can find cheap storage units in Mesa in Parkwood Ranch, where the standard self storage unit goes for $100/mo. on average, in Sherwood, where renters pay $110/mo. on average, and in Fountain of the Sun, where the average street rates hover around $112/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out listings in Arboleda and Mesa Grande, where self storage street rates start at $29/mo. and $18/mo., respectively.

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Mesa is Superstition Springs with a monthly average street rate of $235, followed by Gateway Airport.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Parkwood Ranch $100
2 Sherwood $110
3 Fountain of the Sun $112
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Superstition Springs $235
2 Gateway Airport $180
3 Dobson Ranch $160

Compare average storage prices in Mesa neighborhoods

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Want to find the best self storage deals? Browse listings in your preferred Mesa neighborhoods and Mesa Zip Codes for more details on what’s available and compare rent prices, unit sizes and amenities.

How Mesa, AZ, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

How self storage costs in Mesa compare to prices in other nearby cities

Check out the table below to see how self storage in Mesa compares rent-wise to other places within a 50-mile radius.

# City Average Street Rate
1 Scottsdale, AZ $174
2 San Tan Valley, AZ $153
3 Fountain Hills, AZ $134
4 Chandler, AZ $133
5 Queen Creek, AZ $132
6 Gilbert, AZ $126
7 Tempe, AZ $122
8 Gold Canyon, AZ $121
9 Mesa, AZ $109
10 Apache Junction, AZ $104

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for October 2021.

How self storage costs in Mesa compare to rates in other sought-after cities in the US

Check out the table below to see how self storage rent in Mesa compares to other popular cities in the US.

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $247
2 Phoenix, AZ $127
3 Las Vegas, NV $125
4 Austin, TX $119
5 Dallas, TX $116
6 Tucson, AZ $114
7 San Antonio, TX $109
8 Mesa, AZ $109
9 Houston, TX $95
10 Indianapolis, IN $86

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for October 2021.

Self storage market size in Mesa, AZ

Mesa self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 3,671
No. of self storage facilities 76
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 4,853,557
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 5.7
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2021 1
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2021 (sq. ft.) 81,600
Average self storage rent in Mesa for a standard 10x10 unit $109

Mesa self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2020 alone, about 316,972 square feet of self storage space came online in Mesa, representing 6.5% of the existing inventory.

Currently, there are 76 self storage facilities and approx. 3,671 storage units in Mesa. The local inventory encompasses 4,853,557 square feet of storage space, offering 5.7 square feet per capita.

A total of 81,600 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2021.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Mesa housing market

Total no. of households 181,130
Y-o-y change in no. of households 1.5%
Renter households in Mesa 70,436
Homeowner households in Mesa 110,694
Households with mortgages in Mesa 70,714
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.0
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 819
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,620
Average apartment rent $1,460
Median home value $246,700
Working from home (# of total working population) 8.9%

Self storage for residential clients: key facts and figures about the Mesa housing market

Generally associated with life events, the self storage industry is equipped to respond to people with changing housing situations, whether that means moving, downsizing, welcoming a new baby, or embracing multi-generational living. Lifestyle choices are also a demand driver for self storage, including preferences for snowbirding, digital nomading and RV travelling.

Looking at the type of residential customers that the Mesa self storage sector serves, it caters to both renters and homeowners, acting as extensions of their homes when living spaces are not big enough for the things people own.

Mesa is home to 70,436 renters and 110,694 homeowners. The average apartment size in Mesa is 819 sq. ft. and the average Mesa home size is 1,620 sq. ft.

Self storage for business

Alongside the residential sector, self storage responds to needs arising from conducting business. Entrepreneurs and small business owners, including brick-and-mortar retailers, can turn to self storage to store their merchandise all while keeping it accessible.

Legal and medical professionals often turn to self storage as they are generally required to keep hard copies of their records. Realtors and interior designers also find self storage particularly useful for temporarily storing staging furniture. Moreover, blue collar businesses can benefit from storing their heavy equipment and supplies close to their work site.

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Where does our data come from?

All data related to self storage was compiled by STORAGECafé, an online self storage search portal featuring more than 25,000 listings across the U.S.

The self storage rental statistics on this page were sourced from our sister company, Yardi Matrix, the industry's most comprehensive market intelligence tool for investment professionals, equity investors, lenders and property managers who underwrite and manage investments in the multifamily, student housing, self storage, office and industrial sectors. Yardi Matrix maintains operational profiles for over 29,000 self storage facilities across the U.S.