In Texas, which boasts the most ranches of any state in the country, it’s fitting that ranch-style homes are the most popular architectural style for residences. Houston homeowners especially love ranchers.
A survey by Trulia, an online marketplace for residential real estate, found that ranch-style homes push aside other types of homes — including Colonial, Cape Cod, Victorian, midcentury modern, Tudor and Georgian — for likability among Texas adults.
As a refresher, ranch-style homes are single-story structures with features like a low roofline, open floor plan, rectangular or L shape, and a stucco, brick, or wood exterior.
In Texas, you can find the most ranch-style homes on the market in the Fort Worth-Arlington area, Trulia reports; Houston comes in at No. 6. Here are the top areas in the state for ranch-style homes listed on Trulia, ranked from the highest percentage to the lowest:
1. Fort Worth-Arlington
2. San Antonio
3. El Paso
Overall, the Trulia survey shows Americans favor craftsman-style homes (43 percent), followed by ranch (41 percent) and Colonial (36 percent). However, most U.S. adults 55 and over (52 percent) vote for ranch-style homes.
“Each architectural style across the country adds character and charm to a neighborhood, making each one unique,” Lynnette Bruno, Trulia’s vice president of communications and research, says in a release.