Apparently the trend to downsize homes hasn’t reached Colorado, with four of the state’s metros landing on 24/7 Wall St.’s list of the nation’s cities with the largest homes.
Boulder ranked sixth on the list, with only Colorado Springs ranking higher at No. 3, and Fort Collins and Greeley coming in at seventh and eighth, respectively. Texas had the second-highest showing with three metros in the rankings.
According to 24/7 Wall St., Boulder’s median home size is 1,865 square feet, compared with Colorado Spring’s 1,899 square feet and No. 1-ranked Provo, Utah’s 1,980 square feet.
“As in most areas with relatively large homes, Boulder residents are quite wealthy,” according to 24/7 Wall St. “A typical household earned $71,604 in 2013, among the highest figures nationwide, and the highest among metro areas in the state.”
The website also noted that Boulder-area residents are also “exceptionally well-educated,” with 58.5 percent of adults having attained at least a bachelor’s degree as of 2013, nearly double the national figure and the highest rate in Colorado.
“The relatively expensive real estate in the area has not prevented younger Americans, who tend to have lower income, from moving to Boulder,” 24/7 Wall St. reports but notes that its higher-than-average proportion of 20- to 24-year-old residents is in part due to the presence of the University of Colorado Boulder.
Here’s a look at the complete list of 24/7 Wall St.’s cities with the largest homes:
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