By Paul Emrath
Copyright © 2016 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS
A recent NAHB study shows that the median size of a subdivision in the United States is 25 total acres, and the median number of housing units in a subdivision is 50. The results are based on a survey of development projects currently under way or recently completed, conducted by NAHB’s Economics and Housing Policy Group in May 2016. NAHB conducted a similar survey once before, in 2014. Results were not drastically different, although the median number of housing units in a subdivision was somewhat higher in the earlier survey.
The 2016 survey collected information on whether a subdivision was inside or outside a metro area, and the type of housing built in it: single-family detached, attached (townhomes or apartment buildings) or a mix of the two. The median number of housing units in subdivisions inside metro areas is 50, compared to 46 for ... read the article at the NAHB website