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Overview of Shopping Centers

Montgomery County, 2002

Summary Data from the Montgomery County Shopping Center Directory:

  • Montgomery County has 199 shopping centers, totaling 22,360,000 square feet (as of September 2001).
  • The average shopping center in Montgomery County opened in 1977 and has 112,360 square feet of retail space.
  • About 42 percent of the County's retail centers opened since 1980.
  • Nearly two-thirds of the County's shopping centers are less than 30 years old.
  • Neighborhood centers comprise more than two-thirds of centers in Montgomery County.
  • The average size of the 134 neighborhood centers is 54,800 square feet.
  • About 4 percent or 800,000 square feet or more of retail space is located in neighborhood centers than in community centers. Together, they comprise about 63 percent of shopping center square footage in the County.
  • The average size of the 50 community centers is 132,000 square feet.

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Source: Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning, Research and Technology Center