Nearly A Quarter Of All New Homes Have A Three-Car Garage

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October 24, 2016

Two-car garages are still the norm, but like the size of the typical American house as a whole, garages are getting bigger.

NAHB Eye on Housing analyzed Census Bureau Survey of Construction data and found that 24 percent of homes that completed construction in 2015 have three-car garages. In 1992, 11 percent of homes had a garage for three or more cars.

In 2015, 61 percent of new homes offered a two-car garage, a rate fairly consistent over the last 25 years.

There are also clear regional differences for parking options in new homes. In the Northeast, no garage or carport is available in 18 percent of homes, the highest such share. In the West, that is true in only 3 percent of homes, the lowest Census region. The Midwest had the highest share of three or more car garages, at 42 percent of new homes.

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