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# How many square feet are in a lot?

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Since lot sizes vary across the United States and even between individual neighborhoods within cities, there is no uniform number of feet in a lot. Minimum lot sizes are set by zoning rules established within municipalities.

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Large minimum lot sizes of 1 acre or more have been the subject of court litigation. In some communities and residential areas, minimum lot sizes have been set at as much as 5 acres. In other communities, lot sizes are as small as 6,000 square feet. For a 1-acre lot, the square footage is 43,560 feet. The philosophy behind requiring large lot sizes is to minimize crowding, reduce noise and lower the risk of spreading fires.

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A square foot is a measure of surface area, and a mile is a measure of length. There are 5,280 feet in a mile and 27,878,400 square feet in a square mile.

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There are 43,560 square feet in an acre. An acre is a measure of land area in Imperial units, and a square foot is the area enclosed by a square with each side being 1 foot long.

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The meter is a linear measurement, and square feet measure area, so square feet cannot be converted to meters. However, square feet can be converted to square meters, and there are 10.764 square feet in 1 square meter. Each linear meter measures 3.28084 feet.