San Antonio Self Storage Market Statistics:

Rent Prices, Local Inventory and Development Trends (March 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. 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 $112/month, a decrease of 0.9% compared to last year. Nationally, self storage street rates for 10×10 non-climate-controlled units saw a 2.3% year-over-year decrease, registering an average of $127 in March, 2023.

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 $67/month. Average street rates for a 10x20 unit stand at $189/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 $67
10x10 $112
10x15 $151
10x20 $189
10x30 $259
Climate-Controlled Units*
Unit Size Avg. Street Rate
5x5 $52
5x10 $74
10x10 $123
10x15 $167
10x20 $213
10x30 $308

* Average monthly rates for San Antonio in March 2023.

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 San Antonio storage units in Nogalitos - South Zarzamora, where the standard self storage unit goes for $100/mo. on average, in West Commerce, where renters pay $104/mo. on average, and in Ingram Hills, where the average street rates hover around $107/mo.

If you’re looking for other great deals, check out self storage listings, and their average street rates, in Park Village ($116) and Oakmont Downs ($119).

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 $266, followed by Northeast Inner Loop.

Cheapest Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Nogalitos - South Zarzamora $100
2 West Commerce $104
3 Ingram Hills $107
4 Park Village $116
5 Oakmont Downs $119
6 Camelot - East Village $121
7 Huebner - Leon Creeks $121
8 Oakland Estates $123
9 Highland Hills $130
10 North Central San Antonio $132
Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Self Storage
# Neighborhood Average Street Rate
1 Forest Crest $266
2 Northeast Inner Loop $235
3 Fort Sam Houston $227
4 Encino Park $205
5 Stinson Airport Vicinity $202
6 Trophy Ridge $199
7 Northwest San Antonio $197
8 City South $191
9 Greater Dellview $186
10 Guadalupe Westside $176

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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 Schertz, TX $125
2 Converse, TX $122
3 Leon Valley, TX $118
4 San Antonio, TX $112
5 New Braunfels, TX $109
6 Cibolo, TX $107
7 Helotes, TX $104
8 Spring Branch, TX $102
9 Universal City, TX $100
10 Bulverde, TX $94

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

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 $250
2 Phoenix, AZ $125
3 Chicago, IL $125
4 Austin, TX $120
5 Las Vegas, NV $119
6 Dallas, TX $117
7 Tucson, AZ $116
8 San Antonio, TX $112
9 Houston, TX $97
10 Indianapolis, IN $88

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

Self storage market size in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio self storage market statistics

No. of self storage units approx. 15,702
No. of self storage facilities 261
Local self storage inventory (sq. ft.) 16,545,085
Self storage sq. ft. per capita 8.7
New self storage facilities set for delivery in 2023 5
New self storage supply set for delivery in 2023 (sq. ft.) 436,373
Average self storage rent in San Antonio for a standard 10x10 unit $112

San Antonio self storage construction trends

The self storage sector has maintained an active development pipeline in recent years. In 2022 alone, about 390,756 square feet of self storage space came online in San Antonio, representing 2.4% of the existing inventory. Compared to the year before, self storage inventory in San Antonio has increased by 2.5%.

Currently, there are 261 self storage facilities and approx. 15,702 storage units in San Antonio. The local inventory encompasses 16,545,085 square feet of storage space, offering 8.7 square feet per capita.

A total of 436,373 square feet of self storage space is projected for completion in 2023, an increase of 11.7% compared to last year.

What’s driving demand for self storage?

Quick overview of the San Antonio housing market

Total no. of households 535,610
Y-o-y change in no. of households 6.8%
Renter households in San Antonio 255,441
Homeowner households in San Antonio 280,169
Households with mortgages in San Antonio 159,561
Median number of rooms (all housing units) 5.1
Average apartment size (sq. ft.) 863
Average home size (sq. ft.) 1,666
Average apartment rent $1,289
Median home value $186,200
Working from home (% of total working population) 6.5%

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 255,441 renters and 280,169 homeowners. The average apartment size in San Antonio is 863 sq. ft. and the average San Antonio home size is 1,666 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 StorageCafe, 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 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.