In a recent study conducted by Realtor.com, Washington, DC ranked first in the nation for having the smallest size homes. The study calculated the median square footage of all the homes listed for sale in September, 2011.
DC homes weighed in with a median home size of 1,000 sq. ft. and a median lot size of 2,375 sq. ft. Rounding out the top five smallest median home sizes were Hawaii, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio. The DC top ranking makes sense as this study utilized state data rather than just urban cities or Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).
Many of the smaller condos in the District are located in more venerable residential neighborhoods like Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle with larger units more readily available in neighborhoods like Logan Circle and U Street that have had a significant number of new developments built in the last ten years.