Home on the Ranch

Texas loves this architectural style for homes the most

Texas loves this architectural style for homes the most

Spring Branch Central home for sale 4211 Birchton Street
There's no shortage of ranch-style homes in Houston. Photo courtesy of Redfin

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
4. Dallas-Plano-Irving
5. Austin
6. Houston

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.