How Big is 30 Acres of Land? (Helpful Visual Comparisons)

Have you been considering buying some property? Today, land is one of the most valuable assets you could own. Whether you want to use it for personal use or for investment purposes, you can’t go wrong with purchasing a large piece of land. But how much land is right for you? In recent articles, we’ve discussed how big various acres of land are such as 5 acres, 10 acres, 50 acres, and even 300 acres. In this article, we’ll be looking at how big 30 acres of land is.

Trying to visualize how big 30 acres of land is can be difficult. I mean 30 acres is a BIG piece of land.

If one acre is 43,560 square feet, then 30 acres of land is a whopping 1,306,800 square feet. That’s the same as 145,200 square yards! 

If you’re anything like me, trying to visualize 1,306,800 square feet of land is just as difficult as trying to visualize 30 acres. So, later in this article, we’ll provide some visual examples showing just how much land you would be getting when you buy 30 acres. Not only that, but we’ll also offer suggestions on what to do with your new land.

Why 1,306,800 Square Feet?

If you’ve read any of our other posts discussing land acreage, then it should come as no surprise to you that acreage is measured in square feet. A square foot is a square’s area provided that the sides of the square are each at least one foot.

You’ve probably heard of square footage when shopping around for apartments, homes, or even commercial office buildings to rent, but land is sometimes measured in square feet as well. That’s the case with acres of land.

Each acre is 43,560 square feet. Well, that’s the simplest definition. If you need a refresher, an acre is technically the area of a furlong by a chain. One furlong is 660 feet and a chain is 66 feet in length. It gets technical, with rods and links and all, but we won’t talk about that this time since we’ve done it before.

Using simplified terms, if one acre is 43,560 square feet, then all you do is the basic math from the intro. Take 43,560, multiply it by 30, and you get 1,306,800 square feet.

Visualizing 30 Acres of Land: 5 Visual Examples

Still having trouble visualizing exactly how big 30 acres is? No problem. This is a quite a bit of land we’re talking about here, and it’s not as easy to visualize as you may want it to be. Here are some great visuals that should hopefully help you picture the vast expanse of land that 30 acres is.

23 Football Fields

In American football, a field is 91 yards. If you cover the full field from one end zone to another, that’s 1.32 acres. Considering a single football field is a little more than 1 acre, when you look at a stretch of land that’s 30 acres, how many football fields is it?

The answer is 22.7 football fields.  Can you imagine laying out nearly 23 football fields from end zone to end zone? That’s a lot of football! You would have a ton of space.

6 Luxor Hotels in Las Vegas

Hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to visit the Las Vegas strip once in your life. It’s pretty magnificent with all the hotels, lights, and entertainment. The Luxor hotel is one of the strips most iconic buildings with it being shaped like a pyramid. The Luxor covers about 5 acres of land, so with your 30 acres of land you would be able to fit 6 Luxor hotels on your property.

7 Walmart Supercenters

Maybe you’ve never been on a football field or visited the Las Vegas Strip, so those visuals were the most helpful to you. This one may be a little more up your avenue.

A Walmart Supercenter is 180,000 square feet, which is equivalent to 4.13 acres. If you divide 30 acres by 4.13, you get 7.26. You would be able to fit 7 Walmart Supercenters on your 30 acres of land! That is a lot of discount retail.

4,860 Parking Spots

According to this report from the Center for Profitable Agriculture at the University of Tennessee, you can add 162 parking spots within a single acre. By taking that number of parking spaces and multiplying it by the 30 acres of land you now have available, you can fit 4,860 parking spaces into this much land.

Disney World has 11,391 parking spaces, Universal Studios has 9,051 spaces, and Disneyland 10,000 parking spots. Your number of parking spaces isn’t too shabby either.

How long would it take to walk around 30 acres?

Let’s say you wanted to walk the perimeter of your 30-acre piece of land. How long would that take you? First, let’s look at the average walking speed, which is between 3 and 4 miles per hour (MPH). For our demonstration, we’ll use 3 miles per hour.

Remember the square footage of 30 acres is 1,306,800. If we find the square root of that number, we get 1,143.15 feet. That is the length of one of the sides of your property, but to find the perimeter, we need to multiply that number by 4 sides. So, 1,143.15 x 4 = 4,572.6 feet.

Walking at a speed of 3 mph, it would take you a little over 16 minutes to walk the perimeter of your 30-acre piece of land.

What Can You Do with 30 Acres of Land?

If you’ve decided to go through with your purchase of 30 acres of land, then congratulations! Now, you need to determine what you’re going to do with all that space. You may just want to keep the land in its natural beauty, but if you have something else in mine, then here are some ideas.

Build a Really Big Home

If you’ve always wanted to build your own home, you would have more than enough land in which to work with. You can get your dream house erected with no details spared.

One home on 30 acres would leave a lot of spare acreage available. You could add a large garage, a spacious backyard swimming pool, a tennis court, and possibly your own vineyard. The rest could be an ode to the beauty of nature, although mowing such a big lawn will definitely be a pain!

Contract Farming if the Land is Fertile

If your 30 acres of land is fertile, you can contract farming out and collect the profits every year. Or if you are up for some more work, you can start your own agriculture project. First, test the soil to determine what kind of produce you would be able to grow, do your research, and start planting!

Start a Community Housing Project 

Something we didn’t discuss is how many houses you would be able to fit on your 30 acres. If you were to build homes consisting of the average footage of 2,400 square feet, then you could fit 544 homes. Rather than use all that space yourself for fun, give back to your neighborhood and start a community housing project.

Final Thoughts 

Owning 30 acres of land is the equivalent of nearly 23 football fields and 7 Walmart Supercenters. This is 1,306,800square feet in all. Whether you’ll soon buy a 30-acre expanse of land or you’re just thinking about it for now, we hope this article provided you some helpful statistics and visualizations!







Geoff Southworth is the creator of, the site that helps new homeowners, investors, and homeowners-to-be successfully navigate the complex world of property ownership. Geoff is a real estate investor of 8 years has had experience as a manager of a debt-free, private real estate equity fund, as well as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Trauma and Cardiac Cath Lab Care. As a result, he has developed a unique “people first, business second” approach to real estate.

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