The popularity of ride-sharing services and the coming of driver less cars paints a picture of garages disappearing from American homes. But we’re not there yet. Americans are still mostly dependent on their cars, and that means homeowners crave garage space.
In fact, the majority of homeowners want space in their garages to accommodate two or more cars, A recent survey of 24,000 new home shoppers across the country the overwhelming majority of them said they sought a home with a garage.
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau of the 795,000 new single-family homes built in 2017, 65% had two-car garages and only 6% had one-car garages, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of homes built with no garages has declined over the last decade, while homes built with two-car garages is on the rise.
As the size of homes goes up, so does the number of garage spaces the homeowner tends to want. For example, 78.3% of homes between 2,000 to 2,399 square feet have a two-car garage, while only 15.2% of homes smaller than 1,200 square feet have two-car garages, according to data from the National Association of Home Builders.
Among the 130 single family homes sold in Wallingford during the first 10 months of the year – just 26.2% were homes without a garage. Just over 43% of homes had a 2 car garage and 23.8% had a 1 car garage.
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