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Los Angeles 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. Los Angeles offers plenty of self storage options to cater to all needs and budgets.

How much does a storage unit cost in Los Angeles, CA?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Los Angeles is $254/month, a change of 6.7% 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.

Los Angeles self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles rents for $113, while a 5x10 unit would cost $162/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $471/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 $113
5x10 $162
10x10 $254
10x15 $353
10x20 $471
10x30 $621
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $119
5x10 $185
10x10 $286
10x15 $403
10x20 $506
10x30 $591

* Average monthly rates for Los Angeles in October 2021.

Average storage unit cost in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles in Chesterfield Square, where the standard self storage unit goes for $131/mo. on average, in Eagle Rock, where renters pay $159/mo. on average, and in Valley Village, where the average street rates hover around $171/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out listings in Winnetka and Valley Glen, where self storage street rates start at $63/mo. and $15/mo., respectively.

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Los Angeles is Pico - Union with a monthly average street rate of $708, followed by Pico.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Chesterfield Square $131
2 Eagle Rock $159
3 Valley Village $171
4 Winnetka $172
5 Valley Glen $173
6 Woodland Hills $176
7 Cypress Park $189
8 Historic South-Central $192
9 Arleta $195
10 Westlake $201
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Pico - Union $708
2 Pico $389
3 Del Rey $355
4 Mid-City Santa Monica $344
5 Venice $340
6 Sunkist Park $334
7 Sherman Oaks $322
8 Reseda $322
9 Atwater Village $314
10 Studio City $313

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How Los Angeles, CA, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

How self storage costs in Los Angeles compare to prices in other nearby cities

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Santa Monica, CA $414
2 Culver City, CA $267
3 South Pasadena, CA $263
4 Inglewood, CA $260
5 Burbank, CA $258
6 Glendale, CA $256
7 Los Angeles, CA $254
8 West Hollywood, CA $252
9 El Segundo, CA $232
10 Vernon, CA $186

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

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Los Angeles, CA $254
2 New York City, NY $247
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 Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 7,193
No. of self storage facilities 91
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 6,257,446
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 1.7
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2021 2
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2021 (sq. ft.) 193,352
Average self storage rent in Los Angeles for a standard 10x10 unit $254

Los Angeles self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2020 alone, about 86,524 square feet of self storage space came online in Los Angeles, representing 1.4% of the existing inventory.

Currently, there are 91 self storage facilities and approx. 7,193 storage units in Los Angeles. The local inventory encompasses 6,257,446 square feet of storage space, offering 1.7 square feet per capita.

A total of 193,352 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2021.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Los Angeles housing market

Total no. of households 1,383,869
Y-o-y change in no. of households 0.7%
Renter households in Los Angeles 874,365
Homeowner households in Los Angeles 509,504
Households with mortgages in Los Angeles 369,714
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 4.1
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 791
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,521
Average apartment rent $2,540
Median home value $642,400
Working from home (# of total working population) 5.7%

Self storage for residential clients: key facts and figures about the Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles is home to 874,365 renters and 509,504 homeowners. The average apartment size in Los Angeles is 791 sq. ft. and the average Los Angeles home size is 1,521 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.

Self storage interest: How customers search for Los Angeles self storage

Interest for self storage has been growing over the last decade, as Google Trends data shows. We’ve looked at the most popular keyword used in conjunction with Los Angeles self storage-related searches, "self storage", to see the latest trends in consumer search habits. June, July and August are generally the most popular months for self storage searches.

Data Source:  Google Trends

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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.