-Atlanta’s median size (1,914 square feet) wedged it between Houston and Washington D.C. The median value in this region ($196,000, or $104 per square foot) was on par with Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and cheaper than places with generally smaller housing such as Detroit, Kansas City, and Chicago
-Atlanta was one of only three US cities to grow by over a million people in the last ten years, and it’s projected to grow even faster over the next ten years, adding 2.5 million more people by 2040.
-A new study ranking the country’s 45 largest cities by the size of homes lends credence to the idea that Atlanta housing really does go big, relatively speaking.
-According to the analysis by Lending Tree, an online mortgage service, the Big Peach counts the second largest median homes in the country behind Houston. The list’s top 10 is ruled by SunBelt states, especially Texas.
-Analysts examined a database of almost all houses in the U.S., and for each city, they looked at the median size of homes in Core-Based Statistical Areas, which appears to refer to metro Atlanta, and not just the city proper.
-A Lending Tree writer issued this backhanded compliment: “South equals size … Southern cities dominate the top 10, with Atlanta, known for its sprawl, at No. 2.”
Source: Curbed Atlanta