How big is an acre of land

How big is an acre of land?

Posted by Tiffany Wilson on March 9, 2016

A lot of people don't know how big an acre really is, so on this The Rural Rules video, we show you the exact size of an acre.

Subscribe to Rethink:Rural's monthly e-newsletterDon’t worry, it’s not a silly question.

How big is an acre of land? Even people who think they know the size of an acre can get confused.

In The Rural Rules, a new video series we’ve put together with our parent company, Raydient Places + Properties, we address questions like that to help you get out of “rookie” status and enter the land buying process with confidence.

Watch below as our host, Jason Shearer, shows you exactly how big an acre of land is.



As Jason explains in the video, an acre is about 208 by 208 feet square. It's also the same size as a football field.

The video offers a quick overview of the number of acres you might need for various land uses, but don’t worry - we’re just getting started on helping you understand acreage.

Use the links below to view our "How big is an acre?" series that explains exactly how many acres you’ll need for various uses, including:


Do you have a question about buying or owning country land? We'd love to hear from you! Use this form to submit a question. If we answer it on camera, we'll send you a Rethink:Rural hat!

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Tiffany Wilson

The former editor of Rethink:Rural, Tiffany Wilson has been passionate about writing - and country life - since childhood. She grew up in a log house in the hills of a small town in Upstate New York. She previously worked as a newspaper reporter and hospital communications coordinator. Today, she lives with her husband and children in Yulee, Florida.

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