Do you have the opportunity to purchase a large plot of land? Maybe you are looking to build your home and want land surrounding you or maybe you’re looking for investment opportunities. Whatever brings you here, we’re here to help! First, you need to decide how much land you want. 10 acres, 20 acres, 50 acres? In this article, we’ll discuss how much land you would get if you purchased 75 acres.
Since one acre is approximately 43,560 square feet, that makes 75 acres 3,267,000 square feet or 363,000 square yards. In other words, the amount of land you own is massive!
Although the square footage is good to know, it most likely does not help you visualize how big a piece of land you would be getting. Continue reading for some excellent examples to help you visualize just how much space you would be getting.
Why 3,267,000 Square Feet?
Does 3,267,000 square feet for 75 acres seem like an arbitrary number to you? That’s fair, but to understand why 75 acres is as many square feet as it is, you have to look at what one-acre measures in square feet.
That’s 43,560 square feet. Yes, that number seems a bit arbitrary too, so let’s explain where it comes from a little, shall we? An acre is the area you get when you take a chain and a furlong, which is 66 feet by 660 feet respectively.
A chain is indeed a unit of measurement, at least in this application. It’s always 66 feet or 22 yards. You can divide chains into rods, of which one chain is 4 rods, with a rod being a measurement of meters. You can also divide chains into links, which is 66/100th of a United States survey foot.
Of course, we’re talking about acres here, so we’re not delving any further into rods or links than that. Getting back to chains, chains constitute furlongs, with 10 chains making one furlong. What’s a furlong, then? To explain it as we did in that post about 10 acres, a furlong is 1/8th of a mile or 660 feet. Other equivalencies include 40 rods (okay, so there’s rods one more time) or 220 yards.
To calculate an acre, you need to multiply the furlong by the chain. If you super-sized your multiplication, you’d reach 3,267,000 square feet for 75 acres.
Visualizing 75 Acres of Land: 7 Awesome Examples
If you’re still having a hard time fathoming what owning 75 acres of land would be like, then take a look at this video. It’s drone footage of a log home in Otsego County, NY that shows how amazingly expansive 75 acres truly is.
Here are some other helpful examples that are equivalent of 75 acres to help you see just how much land we’re talking about here! (Hint: it’s a lot.)
57 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 75 acres, how many football fields is it?
The answer is 56.8 football fields. Yes, imagine laying out nearly 57 football fields from end zone to end zone and that tells you the size of 75 acres. You’d have tons of space.
Almost Six Times Larger Than Windsor Castle
The breathtaking Windsor Castle in Berkshire, UK resides on gorgeous countryside. Dating back nearly 1,000 years, the castle is an architectural wonder that’s also renowned for housing lineages of the British royal family, including the current Queen.
Windsor Castle has 1,000 rooms, most of which are allowed to be visited by the public. Even still, with all that space, the castle is only 13 acres, smaller than even nearby Buckingham Palace, which is 19 acres.
You’d have more than 60 acres of space compared to Windsor Castle, where the Queen splits her time!
33 1/3 Times the Size of the White House
We don’t have royalty in the US, but we do have our President of the United States. This esteemed political official lives in the White House, which is a stately building in Washington, DC. Have you ever wondered how big the White House is?
Although the White House itself sits on 18 acres of land, the house itself is 1.50 acres. That’s enough room for six stories with 35 bathrooms, three kitchens, 16 guest and family rooms, and 132 other rooms.
You’d have 33 1/3 times the space of the White House with 75 acres of land!
1,361 Homes That Are 2,400 Square Feet A piece
The ideal home is a roomy one, probably about 2,400 square feet. You could have your own community of homes across 75 acres, accommodating 1,361 homes of this size!
More Than 18 Walmart Super Centers
Now, even trying to visualize 6 Windsor Castles or 1,361 homes could pose to be challenging. How about we relate it so something more familiar. The typical Walmart Super Center is 180,000 square feet, which is equal to 4.13 acres. That being said, you could fit 18.1 Super Walmarts in your 45-acre piece of land.
How Long Does It Take to Walk Around 75 Acres?
Surely, since 75 acres is so very vast, you could get some great exercise walking around your expanse of land, right? Absolutely! First, we need to determine how many feet your perimeter would be.
If your land was a perfect square, each side would be 1,807.5 feet, giving you an overall perimeter of 7,230 feet. Assuming you walk at the normal average walking pace of 3 miles per hour, you can walk the perimeter of your 75 acres in about 26 minutes.
What Can You Do with 75 Acres of Land?
As the proud owner of 75 acres of land, you’re still scratching your head wondering what to do with all that space. Allow us to present a couple of suggestions!
Make Your Own Amusement Park
Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas is 75 acres, California’s Great America is 100 acres, and Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is only 107 acres. You can see what we’re getting at here. With 75 acres of land to your name, you can easily build an amusement park that’s very spacious.
This wouldn’t have to be a private park either, but one that’s open to the public for thousands and thousands of families to make timeless memories.
Start a Housing Community
As mentioned earlier, you could fit 1,361 homes of 2,400 square feet each on your 75 acres. Depending on zoning laws, you could easily contract it out to build your own neighborhood. Houses are always in need so this would be a great investment.
Another way to use the land to your advantage is for agriculture. You could either start your own farming business or hire a company to do it for you. Farmland is defiantly an asset that will forever be beneficial to you and your community.
If you’ve somehow been fortunate enough to receive 75 acres of land, you’re going to have so much land that you won’t know what to do with it all. Your land outpaces such monumental buildings as Windsor Castle and the White House.
No matter how you decide to use the land, you’re at no shortage of options!
Understanding the size of an acre is important. But throwing more and more words to describe a piece of land isn’t very helpful, so we’ve made some visual comparisons for your use in understanding or explaining the size of an Acre.
How big is 5 acres of land? The size of a football field? Bigger? What could you do with so much land? We’ll tell you all this and more ahead so you can make the most of all 5 acres of land that you’ve purchased!
Seeing numbers in front of you is one thing, but visualizing them is another. Don’t worry, we’ll share lots of fun examples on just how big 10 acres of land is so you can start planning what to do with all your space!