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

How much does a storage unit cost in San Antonio, TX?

Currently, the average cost of a 10x10 storage unit in San Antonio is $109/month, a change of 11.2% 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.

San Antonio self storage prices by unit size

Besides the standard 10x10 unit, the San Antonio 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 San Antonio rents for $49, while a 5x10 unit would cost $68/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $186/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 $49
5x10 $68
10x10 $109
10x15 $146
10x20 $186
10x30 $253
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $53
5x10 $76
10x10 $127
10x15 $170
10x20 $214
10x30 $299

* Average monthly rates for San Antonio in October 2021.

Average storage unit cost in San Antonio 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 San Antonio in Woodlawn Hills, where the standard self storage unit goes for $103/mo. on average, in West Commerce, where renters pay $104/mo. on average, and in Nogalitos - South Zarzamora, where the average street rates hover around $106/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out listings in Oakmont Downs and Ingram Hills, where self storage street rates start at $24/mo. and $42/mo., respectively.

Other neighborhoods, on the other hand, come with higher street rates. The most expensive neighborhood in San Antonio is Forest Crest with a monthly average street rate of $245, followed by Fort Sam Houston.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Woodlawn Hills $103
2 West Commerce $104
3 Nogalitos - South Zarzamora $106
4 Oakmont Downs $119
5 Ingram Hills $120
6 Oakland Estates $125
7 Huebner - Leon Creeks $126
8 Highland Hills $127
9 Camelot - East Village $128
10 Woodstone $128
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Forest Crest $245
2 Fort Sam Houston $232
3 Northeast Inner Loop $223
4 Encino Park $191
5 Trophy Ridge $191
6 Northwest San Antonio $189
7 City South $174
8 Spring Creek $168
9 Greater Dellview $168
10 Stinson Airport Vicinity $165

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How San Antonio, TX, Self Storage Compares With Other Cities

How self storage costs in San Antonio compare to prices in other nearby cities

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 Leon Valley, TX $113
2 Schertz, TX $111
3 Helotes, TX $109
4 Universal City, TX $109
5 San Antonio, TX $109
6 Converse, TX $107
7 New Braunfels, TX $105
8 Cibolo, TX $102
9 Spring Branch, TX $96
10 Bulverde, TX $82

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

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

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

# City Average Street Rate
1 New York City, NY $247
2 Chicago, IL $135
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 San Antonio, TX

San Antonio self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 14,120
No. of self storage facilities 249
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 15,580,643
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 8.4
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2021 6
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2021 (sq. ft.) 460,176
Average self storage rent in San Antonio for a standard 10x10 unit $109

San Antonio self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2020 alone, about 615,034 square feet of self storage space came online in San Antonio, representing 4.0% of the existing inventory.

Currently, there are 249 self storage facilities and approx. 14,120 storage units in San Antonio. The local inventory encompasses 15,580,643 square feet of storage space, offering 8.4 square feet per capita.

A total of 460,176 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2021.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the San Antonio housing market

Total no. of households 501,400
Y-o-y change in no. of households 0.7%
Renter households in San Antonio 231,078
Homeowner households in San Antonio 270,322
Households with mortgages in San Antonio 157,365
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.1
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 856
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,650
Average apartment rent $1,177
Median home value $163,100
Working from home (# of total working population) 3.2%

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

San Antonio is home to 231,078 renters and 270,322 homeowners. The average apartment size in San Antonio is 856 sq. ft. and the average San Antonio home size is 1,650 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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.