In this article, I will show you exactly how big 5 acres is in size including some great images for a visual reference.
What is an acre?
An acre is a unit of area or land measurement that equals a square with the dimensions of 66 x 660 feet which equals 43,560 square feet.
An acre is also considered to be .405 hectares or 4840 square meters.
5 acres would equal 43,560 x 5 = 217,800 square feet or 0.02 square kilometers.
Use the following examples to see just how large 5 acres is.
4 Football fields
A professional football field used in the USA, has the dimensions of 360 x 160 feet including the end zones which equals 57,600 square feet. This is equal to 1.32 acres.
If you can picture 4 football fields side by side, they would equal just over 5 acres total.
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77 Doubles tennis courts
The tennis courts that are used by doubles players are larger than singles courts. The dimensions of a doubles court are 78 feet x 36 feet which equals 2808 square feet total.
There are 15.5 doubles tennis courts in 1 acre and 77.5 of them in 5 acres.
⅓ Yankee Stadium
Yankee stadium in New York is 635,000 square feet. This is equal to 14.5 acres. 5 acres of land would fit inside Yankee stadium 3 times.
378 boxing rings
A professional boxing ring has dimensions of 24 x 24 feet. This equals 576 square feet. Although they can range in size and some boxing rings can be 16 x 16 feet, the larger size is more common.
Therefore, 1 acre of land equals 75 boxing rings and 5 acres equals 378 boxing rings.
How many houses will fit on 5 acres of land?
88 homes that are 2500 square feet each will cover 5 acres of land.
A family home of around 2500 square feet in size is considered to be a larger home. This is equal to about 0.057 acres. If you are looking to visualize 5 acres in area, picture 88 of these homes together and it will be close to 5 acres.
How long would it take to walk 5 acres?
On average, a person walks around 3 to 4 miles per hour and covers 4 feet per second. It should take you 35 seconds to cover 1 acre. To walk 5 acres, it will take you 175 seconds which is around 3 minutes.