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Best Self Storage Units in Cincinnati, Ohio of 2024

Best Self Storage Units in Cincinnati, Ohio of 2024

Book a storage unit in Cincinnati, Ohio today. Compare available unit sizes, prices, amenities, customer reviews, and other features of 26 facilities in the area.

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The Cost of Self Storage in Cincinnati, OH

The overall cost of living in Cincinnati is slightly lower than the national average, and this includes average real estate and home rental costs which are significantly more affordable than most areas in the United States. However, Cincy’s average costs for storage unit rentals are higher than the Ohio and U.S. averages due to several factors.

With the high population of Cincinnati being the third largest in Ohio and the ranking 65th throughout the United States, the higher demand for storage unit rentals in the city drives the increase in costs. The greater Cincinnati tri-state area, which encompasses several areas in southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky, is also home to at least 18 universities and colleges. This translates to a significant population of college students affecting the costs of storage units in the metropolitan area.

Average cost of storage units in Cincinnati, OH compared to state and national averages
Size of Storage Unit City Average State Average National Average
5×5 $37 $34 $41
5×10 $55 $48 $59
10×10 $84 $80 $95
10×15 $106 $103 $113
10×20 $121 $107 $133

What to Consider when Looking for Storage in Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati has a Sperling comfort index of 7.2 (10 being the highest), making the city’s climate among the most pleasant in Ohio. The area’s four seasons include snowy winters and warm to hot, humid summers, which may affect the condition of sensitive items. Depending on the season or duration of storage, climate-controlled storage units are recommended for furniture, business documents, electronics and paintings. A unit’s regulated environment helps avoid mold and mildew buildup due to moist air and prevents valuables from cracking and rusting due to extreme temperatures.

The Sperling’s Best Places property crime rating for Cincinnati is 74.6, more than twice the greater Cincinnati, Ohio state and U.S. averages. Make sure to choose self-storage facilities that use 24-hour surveillance systems, restricted gate access, unit alarms and other security measures against theft and burglary. Facilities in areas outside the city proper may also be suitable alternative options.

Helpful Tips for Moving to Cincinnati, OH

Fondly referred to as the Paris of America and Queen City of the West, Cincinnati is culturally rich with its historic architecture, prominent theater scene and the largest Oktoberfest in the United States, to name a few. Cincy, home to the country’s first all-professional football team, serves as a haven for Cincinnati Reds fans. For foodies, the city’s well-loved local fare include goetta, Cincinnati-style chili and Graeter’s Ice Cream.

Getting around Cincinnati, whether for work or leisure, is quite challenging. The city is ranked 36th among the most congested in the United Statea as of 2018, where travellers spent an average of 60 hours per year in traffic. While transportation improvements are ongoing, expect to encounter several construction zones. If driving during rush hour, opt for alternate routes which may take longer distances but shorter travel times. When exploring other areas around Cincinnati take advantage of Interstate 275 during off-peak periods to avoid interchange traffic bottlenecks.

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