Room to roam: Top 10 US states with largest lot sizes

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If you’re looking for a house with a supersized backyard, you’re best bet is to search in the Eastern U.S.

Only one Western state — Montana at No. 2, with a median lot size of 73,616 square feet — ranked in the top 10 for states with the largest median lot sizes for sale, based on properties for sale at real estate search site Realtor.com in September.

In fact, a majority of the states ranking in the list of top 10 list for largest median lot sizes that month were found in states east of the Mississippi River.

Vermont topped the list with a median lot size of 75,794 square feet. Two other Northeast states were in the top five: New Hampshire, at No. 4 with a median lot size of 48,787 square feet; and Maine, ranked fifth with a median lot size of 44,431 square
feet.

Median lot size by state dropped drastically from the largest to the 10th largest, from Vermont’s 75,794 square feet to Tennessee’s 27,443 square feet, a difference of 48,351 square feet. The nationwide average median lot size was 12,632 square feet.

While median home price didn’t track exactly with median lot size, four of the highest median-priced homes on the list were in the top five. They are (in order of lot size, highest to lowest): Vermont (ranked No. 1) at $249,000; Montana, No. 2, at $250,000;
New Hampshire, No. 4, at $244,900; and Maine, No. 5, at $219,000. All were above the national average median home price of $195,000.

All top 10 states with the largest median lot sizes had a median of three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

(View the full list of median house sizes for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.)

State: Vermont

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 75,794
Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,815
Median price $249,000
Lot cost per sq. ft. $3.29

Vermont mountain ski home image via Shutterstock.

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State: Montana

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 73,616
Median house size (sq. ft.)

2,040
Median price $250,000
Lot cost per sq. ft. $3.40


Montana Ranch house image via Shutterstock.

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State: Mississippi

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 56,628
Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,879
Median price $118,000
Lot cost per sq. ft. $2.08


Antebellum plantation home on the banks of the Mississippi River image via Shutterstock.

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State: New Hampshire

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 48,787
Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,768
Median price $244,900
Lot cost per sq. ft. $5.02

  New Hampshire home image via Shutterstock.

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State: Maine

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 44,431
Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,663
Median price $219,000
Lot cost per sq. ft. $4.93


 New England home in Acadia National Park, Maine, image via Shutterstock.

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State: Louisiana

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 43,560
Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,768
Median price $169,900
Lot cost per sq. ft. $3.90


Louisiana two-story home image via Shutterstock.

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State: West Virginia

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 40,511
Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,714
Median price $149,900
Lot cost per sq. ft. $3.70


 West Virginia home image via Shutterstock.

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State: Arkansas

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 32,234
Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,792
Median price $149,900
Lot cost per sq. ft $4.65


Sunset at Arkansas farm image via Shutterstock.

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State: Wisconsin

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 30,000
Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,669
Median price $174,900
Lot cost per sq. ft $5.83


Wisconsin lakeside house image via Shutterstock.

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State: Tennessee

 

Median lot size (sq. ft.) 27,443
Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,848
Median price $169,900
Lot cost per sq. ft $6.19


Antebellum Nashville, Tenn., home image via Shutterstock.

Inman News reporter Paul Hagey compiled this report.

View the full list of median house sizes for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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Median square foot lot size of homes for sale at Realtor.com (September 2011)

State Sq. ft.
U.S. 12,632
Vermont 75,794
Montana 73,616
Mississippi 56,628
New Hampshire 48,787
Maine 44,431
Louisiana 43,560
West Virginia 40,511
Arkansas 32,234
Wisconsin 30,000
Tennessee 27,443
Alaska 26,572
Georgia 26,572
Alabama 26,136
Connecticut 21,780
Michigan 21,780
Wyoming 21,780
Hawaii 21,778
Kentucky 21,344
North Carolina 20,038
South Carolina 19,166
Nebraska 19,107
Virginia 18,731
Massachusetts 16,553
New Mexico 14,375
Minnesota 14,375
Illinois 13,939
Indiana 13,504
Idaho 13,068
New York 13,068
Missouri 12,636
Kansas 12,632
Oklahoma 12,197
Pennsylvania 12,197
South Dakota 12,066
Ohio 12,023
Washington 11,761
North Dakota 11,250
Delaware 10,890
Iowa 10,800
Rhode Island 10,441
Colorado 10,202
Maryland 10,047
Florida 10,026
New Jersey 10,019
Oregon 10,019
Utah 10,019
Texas 9,583
Arizona 8,276
California 7,200
Nevada 6,098
Washington, D.C. 2,375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Realtor.com

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