Long Beach Self Storage Market Statistics:

Rent Prices, Local Inventory and Development Trends (June 2024)

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. Long Beach offers plenty of self storage options to cater to all needs and budgets.

How much does a storage unit cost in Long Beach, CA?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Long Beach is $201/month, a decrease of 1.5% compared to last year. Nationally, self storage street rates for 10×10 non-climate-controlled units saw a 5.5% year-over-year decrease, registering an average of $121 in June, 2024.

Long Beach self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Long Beach 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 Long Beach rents for $97, while a 5x10 unit would cost $132/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $335/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 $97
5x10 $132
10x10 $201
10x15 $251
10x20 $335
10x30 $505
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $95
5x10 $140
10x10 $208
10x15 $271
10x20 $344
10x30 $415

* Average monthly rates for Long Beach in June 2024.

Average storage unit cost in Long Beach 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 Long Beach storage units in Westside Long Beach, where the standard self storage unit goes for $167/mo. on average, in Central Area, where renters pay $171/mo. on average, and in Stearns Park, where the average street rates hover around $178/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out self storage listings, and their average street rates, in South Wrigley ($182) and Cherry Manor ($184).

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Long Beach is Imperial Estates with a monthly average street rate of $321, followed by University Park Long Beach.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Westside Long Beach $167
2 Central Area $171
3 Stearns Park $178
4 South Wrigley $182
5 Cherry Manor $184
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Imperial Estates $321
2 University Park Long Beach $299
3 Lakewood Village $255
4 Bixby Knolls $251
5 Arlington $247

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How Long Beach, CA, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

How self storage costs in Long Beach compare to prices in other nearby cities

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Redondo Beach, CA $263
2 Los Alamitos, CA $217
3 Torrance, CA $213
4 Long Beach, CA $201
5 Bellflower, CA $192
6 Cerritos, CA $190
7 Carson, CA $189
8 Huntington Beach, CA $185
9 Downey, CA $181
10 Hawaiian Gardens, CA $141

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for June 2024.

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $251
2 Long Beach, CA $201
3 Phoenix, AZ $116
4 Las Vegas, NV $115
5 Austin, TX $113
6 Dallas, TX $112
7 Tucson, AZ $110
8 San Antonio, TX $103
9 Houston, TX $93
10 Indianapolis, IN $82

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for June 2024.

Self storage market size in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 4,026
No. of self storage facilities 33
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 2,182,103
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 2.1
Average self storage rent in Long Beach for a standard 10x10 unit $201

Long Beach self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years.

Currently, there are 33 self storage facilities and approx. 4,026 storage units in Long Beach. The local inventory encompasses 2,182,103 square feet of storage space, offering 2.1 square feet per capita.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Long Beach housing market

Total no. of households 169,958
Y-o-y change in no. of households 1.9%
Renter households in Long Beach 101,066
Homeowner households in Long Beach 68,892
Households with mortgages in Long Beach 50,392
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 4.3
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 809
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,307
Average apartment rent $2,557
Median home value $613,800
Working from home (% of total working population) 12.5%

Self storage for residential clients: key facts and figures about the Long Beach 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 Long Beach 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.

Long Beach is home to 101,066 renters and 68,892 homeowners. The average apartment size in Long Beach is 809 sq. ft. and the average Long Beach home size is 1,307 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 StorageCafe, an online self storage search portal featuring nearly 29,000 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 30,000 self storage facilities across the U.S.

Average home size data is from PropertyShark, while demographic data is from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey.