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Long Beach 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. 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 $186/month, a change of 2.8% 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.

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 $86, while a 5x10 unit would cost $128/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $316/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 $86
5x10 $128
10x10 $186
10x15 $237
10x20 $316
10x30 $468
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $96
5x10 $145
10x10 $222
10x15 $258
10x20 $329
10x30 $506

* Average monthly rates for Long Beach in October 2021.

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 storage units in Long Beach in Central Area, where the standard self storage unit goes for $149/mo. on average, in Westside Long Beach, where renters pay $162/mo. on average, and in Hellman, where the average street rates hover around $167/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out listings in Cherry Manor and South Wrigley, where self storage street rates start at $62/mo. and $42/mo., respectively.

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 $288, followed by University Park Long Beach.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Central Area $149
2 Westside Long Beach $162
3 Hellman $167
4 Cherry Manor $171
5 South Wrigley $173
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Imperial Estates $288
2 University Park Long Beach $270
3 Arlington $237
4 Freeway Circle $223
5 Ramona Park $221

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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 $280
2 Los Alamitos, CA $215
3 Torrance, CA $209
4 Cerritos, CA $198
5 Downey, CA $187
6 Long Beach, CA $186
7 Carson, CA $182
8 Bellflower, CA $182
9 Huntington Beach, CA $180
10 Hawaiian Gardens, CA $167

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

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 $247
2 Long Beach, CA $186
3 Phoenix, AZ $127
4 Las Vegas, NV $125
5 Austin, TX $119
6 Dallas, TX $116
7 Tucson, AZ $114
8 San Antonio, TX $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 Long Beach, CA

Long Beach self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 3,226
No. of self storage facilities 33
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 2,194,682
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 2.1
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2021 1
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2021 (sq. ft.) 84,525
Average self storage rent in Long Beach for a standard 10x10 unit $186

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. 3,226 storage units in Long Beach. The local inventory encompasses 2,194,682 square feet of storage space, offering 2.1 square feet per capita.

A total of 84,525 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2021.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Long Beach housing market

Total no. of households 166,813
Y-o-y change in no. of households 0.2%
Renter households in Long Beach 100,354
Homeowner households in Long Beach 66,459
Households with mortgages in Long Beach 49,353
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 4.3
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 804
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,307
Average apartment rent $2,376
Median home value $559,000
Working from home (# of total working population) 6.1%

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 100,354 renters and 66,459 homeowners. The average apartment size in Long Beach is 804 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 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.