Lists Where Americans Live Small or Live Big

August 10, 2015

A data team from analyzed 1.8 million listings of single-family homes and condos for sale in major metropolitan areas to see which cities have the smallest homes, and which have the largest.

The Northeast has many of the nation’s smallest homes, which attributes to the region’s high population density, and the fact that it “has more homes from a time when people just built smaller. The top 5 cities for smallest homes are Jersey City, N.J., Honolulu, Hawaii, Detroit, Mich., Des Moines, Iowa, and Yonkers, N.Y.

Meanwhile, sprawl and spreading out is a common trait in the Southwest. The top five cities when it comes to share of biggest homes are Aurora, Colo., Plano, Texas, Scottsdale, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gilbert, Ariz.

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