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

How much does a storage unit cost in Fort Worth, TX?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in Fort Worth is $96/month, a decrease of 5% 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.

Fort Worth self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth rents for $42, while a 5x10 unit would cost $60/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $154/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 $42
5x10 $60
10x10 $96
10x15 $125
10x20 $154
10x30 $213
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $45
5x10 $70
10x10 $114
10x15 $151
10x20 $188
10x30 $287

* Average monthly rates for Fort Worth in October 2023.

Average storage unit cost in Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth storage units in Cheltenham, where the standard self storage unit goes for $72/mo. on average, in Southland Terrace, where renters pay $76/mo. on average, and in Sylvania Park, where the average street rates hover around $83/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out self storage listings, and their average street rates, in Forty Oaks ($94) and Quarter Horse Estates ($100).

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in Fort Worth is Stonegate with a monthly average street rate of $235, followed by Porter Estates.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Cheltenham $72
2 Southland Terrace $76
3 Sylvania Park $83
4 Forty Oaks $94
5 Quarter Horse Estates $100
6 South Side Fort Worth $101
7 Dabney $101
8 Starks $102
9 Carver Heights $103
10 Daugherty $104
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Stonegate $235
2 Porter Estates $199
3 Terrace Landing $198
4 Watauga Heights East $194
5 Ridglea $186
6 Chamberlin Arlington Heights $176
7 Benbrook $174
8 The Villages of Eagle Mountain $165
9 River Trails $164
10 Wedgwood $160

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How Fort Worth, TX, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

How self storage costs in Fort Worth compare to prices in other nearby cities

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Bedford, TX $111
2 Hurst, TX $108
3 Euless, TX $108
4 Haltom City, TX $103
5 Keller, TX $100
6 Aledo, TX $98
7 Fort Worth, TX $96
8 Arlington, TX $94
9 Kennedale, TX $83
10 North Richland Hills, TX $80

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

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $252
2 Las Vegas, NV $120
3 Phoenix, AZ $119
4 Austin, TX $115
5 Dallas, TX $111
6 Tucson, AZ $111
7 San Antonio, TX $109
8 Fort Worth, TX $96
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 Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 9,565
No. of self storage facilities 124
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 8,669,353
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 6.1
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2023 7
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2023 (sq. ft.) 609,615
Average self storage rent in Fort Worth for a standard 10x10 unit $96

Fort Worth self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2022 alone, about 164,168 square feet of self storage space came online in Fort Worth, representing 1.9% of the existing inventory. Compared to the year before, self storage inventory in Fort Worth has increased by 2%.

Currently, there are 124 self storage facilities and approx. 9,565 storage units in Fort Worth. The local inventory encompasses 8,669,353 square feet of storage space, offering 6.1 square feet per capita.

A total of 609,615 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2023, an increase of 271.3% compared to last year.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the Fort Worth housing market

Total no. of households 317,872
Y-o-y change in no. of households 6.8%
Renter households in Fort Worth 137,625
Homeowner households in Fort Worth 180,247
Households with mortgages in Fort Worth 118,475
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.3
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 875
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,699
Average apartment rent $1,455
Median home value $228,900
Working from home (% of total working population) 7.5%

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

Fort Worth is home to 137,625 renters and 180,247 homeowners. The average apartment size in Fort Worth is 875 sq. ft. and the average Fort Worth home size is 1,699 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 Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth 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.