Last month Canadian homebuilder Mattamy Homes announced it had closed a deal to purchase 9,600 acres of land in southwest Florida. The deal cost a cool $86.25 million and is the largest single piece of land Mattamy has ever bought.
According to a report in the Globe and Mail, the developer is looking to build close to 15,000 homes on the land over the next 20 to 25 years.
To put 9,600 acres into perspective, we compared some fairly notable pieces of land to Mattamy’s new plot to get a grip on just how large this purchase was…
Disneyland, 160 acres
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The Forbidden City, Beijing, 178 acres
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Toronto’s High Park, 400 acres
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Central Park, 843 acres
Town of Aspen, Colorado, 2,240 acres
Cannes, France, 4,848 acres
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Highclere Castle, filming location of Downton Abbey, 5,000 acres
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