An acre is 43,650 square feet, so a quarter of an acre is one-fourth of an acre, or 10,912.5 square feet. A quarter-acre is defined as 1,210 square yards of land since an acre is 4,840 square yards.
Quarter-acre properties come in various sizes. The square footage is computed by multiplying the lot length by the lot width. It is actually a quarter-acre lot if the result equals 10, 912.5 square feet. Although the measurements of quarter-acre lots are certain to vary (length times width), any combination of computed dimensions counts toward the total square footage.
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