Survey: Do Americans Want a Big Yard in 2024?

A mom playfully sprays her two young daughters with a hose in their large backyard

Having green space to escape to is a part of the American Dream, but how much turf are we talking about?

To find out, LawnStarter surveyed over 1,000 U.S. adults about their yard preferences, including ideal acreages and their goals for using that space.

Below, you’ll see the full survey results, including demographic insights such as gender, age, and income.

Shopping for a home with a bigger (or smaller) yard? Compare your options with our ranking of 2024’s Cities With the Biggest Yards


Survey Results

Behind the Survey

LawnStarter collected survey responses from a random sample of 1,020 U.S. adults aged 18 or older via Alchemer and Cint between Jan. 9 and 10, 2024. 

Each response was anonymized using a unique user ID generated and assigned by Cint.

Make the Most of Your Space

Whether you wish to expand or downsize your property, utilize your yard space with some of our landscaping ideas below. 

Design an oasis for nature lovers:

  • Attract birds to sing in your yard.
  • Make your backyard a paradise for your cats and/or dogs.
  • Add a splash of zen with a koi pond.

Fill your property with entertaining spaces:

Other practical elements to consider:

Hire a local LawnStarter crew to keep your backyard in shape — no matter how big or small. 

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Sav Maive

Sav Maive is a writer and director based in San Antonio. Sav is a graduate of the University of Virginia and is a loving cat and plant mom.