We’ve all heard the phrase “everything is bigger in Texas,” and according to LendingTree, that’s especially relevant when it comes to housing.
According to the online lending company, Austin, Houston, and Dallas were all listed in the top 10 for major U.S. cities with the largest home sizes.
Data from the Census Bureau revealed the median size of new homes completed in the second quarter of this year was 2,412 square feet, which might explain why Texas cities are ranking so high on the list.
Population and job growth have been prevalent all throughout the Lone Star State in recent years, and more new home being built means more larger homes in general.
Right now, the average home size in Dallas is 1,862 square feet, while Houston and Austin have an average home size of 1,952 and 1,861 square feet respectively.
Texas also provides a strong value as well, especially here in Dallas. According to the LendingTree report, Dallas has a median price per square foot of just $117, which is significantly below cities on the list with the highest price per square foot, like San Jose ($693), San Francisco ($559), Los Angeles ($400), and San Diego ($345).