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September 28, 2016

These Cities May Offer the Best Backyards

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These Cities May Offer the Best Backyards

Which cities have the most public park land available for home owners to enjoy? These parks – which may offer sweeping views of mountains or untouched landscapes – could offer more opportunities for backyards with tranquil views to residents.

BUILDER took a look at cities that offer the most public parks relative to the number of total households. The following cities ranked highest:

1. Fremont, Calif.

  • Adjusted City Area: 49,516 acres
  • Parkland: 25,109 acres
  • Number of households: 73,007
  • Parkland per 1,000 households: 343.9 acres

2. New Orleans

  • Adjusted City Area: 107,655 acres
  • Parkland: 27,208 acres
  • Number of households: 152,788
  • Parkland per 1,000 households: 178.1 acres

3. El Paso, Texas

  • Adjusted City Area: 159,763 acres
  • Parkland: 29,767 acres
  • Number of households: 218,127
  • Parkland per 1,000 households: 136.5 acres

4. Henderson, Nev.

  • Adjusted City Area: 68,542 acres
  • Parkland: 14,558 acres
  • Number of households: 107,007
  • Parkland per 1,000 households:  136 acres

5. Albuquerque, N.M.

  • Adjusted City Area: 116,051 acres
  • Parkland: 27,463 acres
  • Number of households: 219,867
  • Parkland per 1,000 households: 124.9 acres

6. San Diego, Calif.

  • Adjusted City Area: 205,918 acres
  • Parkland: 48,405 acres
  • Number of households: 493,446
  • Parkland per 1,000 households: 98.1 acres

7. Honolulu

  • Adjusted City Area: 36,329 acres
  • Parkland: 12,006 acres
  • Number of households: 127,394
  • Parkland per 1,000 households: 94.2 acres

View the full top 10 list and more about the criteria used for the study at builderonline.com.

Source: “Cities Offering the Most Public Parkland Per Household,” BUILDER Online  (2015)