This North Carolina City Ranks Number 1 For Most Spacious Living Conditions Nationwide
Looking to get a spacious home in an urban environment? A new study by StorageCafe ranks Raleigh North Carolina first nationally for the most spacious living conditions in a city nationwide. So what does that actually mean? Well for starters according to their data, the median home size in the Raleigh market is just under 1,950 square feet. And the total size of the lot those homes are on averages around 10,500 square feet. Which is fantastic, I can’t tell you how many entire neighborhoods I’ve seen built on the land that once held a single home in Charlotte. The idea of having a yard for your kids to play in seems to be a thing of the past.
But even though it seems to be a problem, we have it much better in the south than in other parts of the country. In fact, seven of the top 10 cities for most spacious living were all in the South. Raleigh took the top spot closely followed by Atlanta and then Charlotte. StorageCafe found that in Charlotte the average lot size is actually slightly larger than Raleigh at 10,600 square feet. The homes are slightly smaller though at 1,900 square feet. But for the most part, the two markets are pretty comparable. Good news for the people who hold a friendly rivalry between the two cities.
Other stand-out cities on the list included Nashville, TN, Louisville, KY, and Jacksonville, FL. Nashville offers the largest lot size with an average of 11,810 square feet. The worst cities for spacious homes? Philadelphia and Chicago.
Top 10 Cities For Spacious Living
- Raleigh, NC
- Atlanta, GA
- Charlotte, NC
- Omaha, NE
- Nashville, TN
- Austin, TX
- Jacksonville, FL
- Bakersfield, CA
- Fresno, CA
- Tulsa, OK
So moral of this story, is if you’re in the market to purchase a home in North Carolina and want spacious living conditions Raleigh or Charlotte aren’t bad places to make the purchase. Sure the market is crazy and prices are sky high. But at least you’ll get space for that price? As someone who is looking to purchase in the near future, I still don’t feel good about the market.
Read the full StorageCafe study and methodology here.