It’s always been your goal to own some land, and now you’re ready to make good on it. You don’t want too much land to your name, as the maintenance can be overwhelming, so you’re thinking about buying an acre, maybe even .75 acres. How much land is this?
Since an acre is approximately 43,560 square feet, .75 acres is 32,670 square feet. That’s a difference of 10,890 square feet.
Admittedly, .75 acres as a measurement is a bit tricky since it’s not quite one full acre but it’s more than half of one. In this article, we’ll help you make sense of how much land .75 acres is by breaking down the math and sharing equivalents to things like NBA basketball courts. Keep reading!
Why 32,670 Square Feet?
The closest comparison to .75 acres of land is one acre. To calculate an acre, you need to multiply a furlong by a chain. A furlong is 220 yards, which is exactly an eighth of one mile. It also translates to 660 feet. A chain is 22 yards or 66 feet. Doing the math leaves us with 43,560 square feet.
Yet .75 acres isn’t quite a full acre, so you won’t have that much square footage. You will use 43,560 to multiply the area of your land, which is 32,670 square feet. If you’re curious, .75 acres is approximately 0.0117 square miles whereas one acre of land is 0.00156 square miles.
As we said in the intro, if you subtracted the square footage of an acre by the square footage of .75 acres or 32,670 square feet, you’d get 10,890.
That means an acre has 10,890 square feet more than .75 acres, which is no insignificant number. Some of the biggest museums in the world feature 12,000 square feet of display space if that helps you put the number into perspective. Even still, .75 acres is plenty, as you’ll soon see!
Visualizing .75 Acres of Land – 5 Eye-Opening Examples
Speaking of putting things into perspective, next, we want to present some examples of things that are roughly .75 acres. As we mentioned before, since this amount of land isn’t quite an acre but it’s more than half of one, it’s a lot harder to picture in your head than it would be to close your eyes and imagine one acre. We hope these examples help!
Almost 12 Tennis Courts
Anyone up for a fun game of tennis? A doubles tennis court measures 36 feet wide and 78 feet long with a playing area of 2,808 square feet. Using that precise number, with 32,670 square feet to your name, you’d have room for 11.63 tennis courts.
The US Open features 22 tennis courts throughout its outdoor grounds, so you’d be able to fit about half that with your .75 acres, which is not too bad!
More than 130,000 Potatoes
According to Square Foot Gardening, you can plant up to four potatoes in a square foot of land. These would likely be smaller potatoes to prevent overcrowding, but that shows you the potential of even one square foot. Since you have more than 32,000 more square feet available on .75 acres of land, you could grow 130,680 potatoes.
Nearly 7 Basketball Courts
Can’t get enough of basketball? Rather than merely watch it on TV or go to live games, you can build your own NBA-sized basketball courts on your .75 acres of land. A basketball court measures 4,700 square feet, giving you space for exactly 6.95 of them.
776 King-Sized Beds
Do you feel like snuggling up? The average king-sized bed can seem gargantuan when you’re in it, but it’s only 42 square feet. Across .75 acres of land, if you filled the space with nothing but king-sized beds, you’d have room for 777.85 of them.
With that many beds at your disposal, you’d have enough sleeping quarters to rival even some of the biggest hotels!
13 Average-Sized Homes
What a person constitutes as an average-sized home is not the same all over the country, but it’s about 2,500 square feet. The math here is rather straightforward. By dividing 32,670 and 2,500, you get 13.068, which we can round down to 13 homes.
How Long Does It Take to Walk Across .75 Acres of Land?
Walking is good exercise, not to mention it’s a fantastic way to get to know your .75 acres of land. Seeing the whole thing on foot will allow you to start planning how you can use it, which we’ll talk more about in the next section.
You’re wondering how much time you’ll spend walking from one side of the .75 acres to another. It won’t be as long as you might have thought, but it depends on your walking speed. If you’re walking at the average pace of 3 to 4 miles per hour, that’s considered a normal walking speed. Anything less than 3 MPH would be very leisurely.
As we’ve discussed on the blog in our post about the size of an acre, crossing an acre at 3 to 4 MPH will only take you 35.61 seconds, which is 36 seconds when you round up. We already know that .75 acres isn’t quite one acre, so you would be able to traverse your land at the above walking pace in less than 35 seconds.
If you’re trying to get some exercise, you might want to plan a couple of laps around your .75 acres, as a 30-second walk isn’t really much! You won’t even break a sweat unless it’s a very warm day out.
What Can You Do with .75 Acres of Land?
An acre is quite a generous amount of land, so even if you don’t quite have one acre, you’re not lacking space in the slightest. Making good use of your land will help you derive the most enjoyment out of it, so what should you do with it?
At the end of the day, it’s your decision, but here are some ideas that can inspire you.
Build Homes or Apartments
As we discussed earlier, your .75 acres of land has enough space for 13 homes that are each 2,500 square feet. You could build exactly that number of homes or slightly fewer so each property would have room for a sizable backyard.
Maybe you’re more into apartments? The size of a typical apartment is 880 to 900 square feet. At 900 square feet, you could build 35 apartments on your .75 acres. You could either run your own housing community or an apartment complex and lease out living space.
Start a Potato Farm
A square foot is enough to grow two to four potatoes, as mentioned. On your .75 acres, you could have a booming potato business as you harvest thousands of spuds. Even if you only devote half of your land to growing potatoes, you’d have a healthy enough harvest that you could earn some serious cash!
Open Your Own Hotel
We talked before about the number of beds you could fit on 32,670 square feet of land, which is 776. These aren’t just any beds either, but large, plush, comfy king-sized beds. Rather than stack bed on top of bed throughout your .75 acres of land, you could always start your own hotel with more than enough lodging for everyone who comes through.
Add a Tennis Facility
Sports lovers, we didn’t forget you. Although .75 acres doesn’t leave you with enough room for the number of tennis courts featured at the US Open (which is 22, if you need the refresher), you can squeeze in about half that number, which is not too shabby. Alternately, you can comfortably fit more than 5 basketball courts. If you wanted, you could even do a mix of b-ball courts and tennis courts!
If you’re the owner of .75 acres of land, you should be proud. You have quite a significant amount of land to your name, enough to build 11 tennis courts, 35 apartments, or fit 776 king-sized beds. We hope this article helped open you up to all the possibilities .75 acres can hold!