Dallas Self Storage Market Statistics:

Rent Prices, Local Inventory and Development Trends (October 2023)

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

How much does a storage unit cost in Dallas, TX?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Dallas is $111/month, a decrease of 4.3% compared to last year. Nationally, self storage street rates for 10×10 non-climate-controlled units saw a 4.6% year-over-year decrease, registering an average of $124 in October, 2023.

Dallas self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Dallas 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 Dallas rents for $43, while a 5x10 unit would cost $68/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $190/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 $68
10x10 $111
10x15 $149
10x20 $190
10x30 $261
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $48
5x10 $74
10x10 $127
10x15 $178
10x20 $235
10x30 $350

* Average monthly rates for Dallas in October 2023.

Average storage unit cost in Dallas 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 Dallas storage units in Las Palmas, where the standard self storage unit goes for $91/mo. on average, in Walnut Hills, where renters pay $100/mo. on average, and in Lochwood, where the average street rates hover around $101/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out self storage listings, and their average street rates, in Encino Hills ($104) and Bent Trail ($105).

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Dallas is Waterford at Goldmark with a monthly average street rate of $463, followed by Design District.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Las Palmas $91
2 Walnut Hills $100
3 Lochwood $101
4 Encino Hills $104
5 Bent Trail $105
6 Kleberg $108
7 Westmoreland Village $109
8 Huntington Park $113
9 Polk Terrace $115
10 Casa View Heights $117
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Waterford at Goldmark $463
2 Design District $383
3 Old East Dallas Ranaissance Coalition $294
4 Hockaday $284
5 Aspen Creek $228
6 Uptown Dallas $227
7 Love Field $212
8 Arbor Springs $210
9 Vickery Meadow $204
10 Koreatown $201

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

How Dallas, TX, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Farmers Branch, TX $147
2 Lancaster, TX $138
3 Dallas, TX $111
4 Addison, TX $109
5 Duncanville, TX $102
6 Mesquite, TX $101
7 Carrollton, TX $98
8 Garland, TX $94
9 Irving, TX $94
10 Rowlett, TX $92

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for October 2023.

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $252
2 Chicago, IL $132
3 Las Vegas, NV $120
4 Phoenix, AZ $119
5 Austin, TX $115
6 Dallas, TX $111
7 Tucson, AZ $111
8 San Antonio, TX $109
9 Houston, TX $94
10 Indianapolis, IN $84

Average street rates for non-climate-controlled 10x10 units for October 2023.

Self storage market size in Dallas, TX

Dallas self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 11,885
No. of self storage facilities 150
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 10,102,721
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 5.2
Average self storage rent in Dallas for a standard 10x10 unit $111

Dallas self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2022 alone, about 87,987 square feet of self storage space came online in Dallas, representing 0.9% of the existing inventory. Compared to the year before, self storage inventory in Dallas has increased by 0.9%.

Currently, there are 150 self storage facilities and approx. 11,885 storage units in Dallas. The local inventory encompasses 10,102,721 square feet of storage space, offering 5.2 square feet per capita.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Dallas housing market

Total no. of households 515,138
Y-o-y change in no. of households 0.3%
Renter households in Dallas 301,691
Homeowner households in Dallas 213,447
Households with mortgages in Dallas 119,394
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 4.5
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 848
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,543
Average apartment rent $1,592
Median home value $275,300
Working from home (% of total working population) 7.1%

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

Dallas is home to 301,691 renters and 213,447 homeowners. The average apartment size in Dallas is 848 sq. ft. and the average Dallas home size is 1,543 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 StorageCafe, an online self storage search portal featuring nearly 27,000 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.