In RentCafe’s ranking of apartment sizes for U.S. Metros, Plano ends up in the fourth spot for the largest one- and two-bedroom apartments and third in studios when measured by average square feet. The list, in which Dallas doesn’t even break the top 15 (it was tied for 18th with Irving), compared apartment sizes by location and over time throughout the top 50 largest metropolitan areas.
Also interesting, and a trend that many Dallasites are seeing, is the overall shrinking of apartments. According to RentCafe’s YardiMatrix, apartment sizes have shrunk by 8 percent overall in the last decade, with studios getting a very claustrophobic 18 percent smaller.
In Dallas, we ranked 10th in largest apartment size when measured by population, though, but Atlanta finished first, as it did in almost every category. If you want to rent a big space, you have to move to Georgia it seems.
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