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

How much does a storage unit cost in Aurora, IL?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Aurora is $97/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.

Aurora self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Aurora 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 Aurora rents for $45, while a 5x10 unit would cost $65/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $176/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 $45
5x10 $65
10x10 $97
10x15 $130
10x20 $176
10x30 $241
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $47
5x10 $86
10x10 $127
10x15 $171
10x20 $223
10x30 $275

* Average monthly rates for Aurora in October 2021.

Average storage unit cost in Aurora 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 Aurora in Downtown Aurora and Beau Ridge, where the standard self storage unit goes for $111/mo. on average, in Westbury Farm, where renters pay $113/mo. on average, and in Briar Court Villas, where the average street rates hover around $117/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out listings in Amberwood and Madison Park, where self storage street rates start at $26/mo. and $54/mo., respectively.

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

How Aurora, IL, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Lisle, IL $144
2 Yorkville, IL $128
3 Batavia, IL $124
4 Bolingbrook, IL $119
5 Geneva, IL $116
6 Plainfield, IL $115
7 Naperville, IL $113
8 Aurora, IL $97
9 West Chicago, IL $96
10 North Aurora, IL $90

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

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

Check out the table below to see how self storage rent in Aurora 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 Aurora, IL $97
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 Aurora, IL

Aurora self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 733
No. of self storage facilities 12
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 677,237
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 2.1
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2021 N/A
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2021 (sq. ft.) N/A
Average self storage rent in Aurora for a standard 10x10 unit $97

Aurora self storage construction trends

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

Currently, there are 12 self storage facilities and approx. 733 storage units in Aurora. The local inventory encompasses 677,237 square feet of storage space, offering 2.1 square feet per capita.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Aurora housing market

Total no. of households 63,568
Y-o-y change in no. of households 0.6%
Renter households in Aurora 22,572
Homeowner households in Aurora 40,996
Households with mortgages in Aurora 30,037
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.6
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 905
Average home size (sq. ft.) N/A
Average apartment rent $1,500
Median home value $189,900
Working from home (# of total working population) 5.5%

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

Aurora is home to 22,572 renters and 40,996 homeowners. The average apartment size in Aurora is 905 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.