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The definition of a shopping center varies.  Basically there are five different types of shopping centers:

bullet Strip
bullet Neighborhood
bullet Community
bullet Regional
bullet Super Regional

A “Strip” center provides a small number of retail and/or service tenants.  Typically this shopping center designation may have two to fifteen tenants.  The “Strip” center rarely exceeds 30,000 square feet of gross leaseable area (GLA).

A “Neighborhood” center provides for the sale of convenience goods (foods, drugs and sundries) and personal services (laundry, dry cleaning, barbering, shoe repairing, etc.) for the day-to-day living needs of the immediate neighborhood.  It is built around a supermarket as the principal tenant.  In theory, the neighborhood center has a typical gross leaseable area (GLA) of 60,000 square feet.  In practice, it may range in size from 30,000 to 100,000 square feet.

The “Community” center provides a wider range of facilities for the sale of soft lines (wearing apparel for men, women and children) and hard lines (hardware and appliances).  Many are built around a junior department store, a variety store or a discount department store as the major tenant, in addition to a supermarket.  In theory, its typical size is 150,000 square feet of gross leaseable area (GLA), but in practice, it may range in size from 100,000 to 300,000 or more square feet.

The “Regional" center provides for general merchandise, apparel, furniture, and home furnishings in depth and variety, as well as a range of services and recreational facilities.  It is built around one or two full-line department stores of generally not less than 75,000 square feet.  In theory, its typical size may range from 250,000 to more than 900,000 square feet.  The regional center provides services typical of a business district yet not as extensive as those of the super regional center.

Super Regional
A “Super Regional” center provides for extensive variety in general merchandise, apparel, furniture and home furnishings, as well as a variety of services and recreational facilities.  It is built around three or more full-line department stores of generally not less than 100,000 square feet each.  In theory, the typical size of a super regional center is about 1,000,000 square feet of gross leaseable area (GLA).  In practice, the size ranges from about 600,000 to more than 1,500,000 square feet.

There are a few bureaus that provide shopping center estimates reflecting the number of centers broken down by size category.  Whenever new nationwide totals are available, retailcriteria.com will post them.

At last count the number of centers by size within the continental United States were as follows:

Nationwide Totals 

Number of Centers

Less than 100,000 27,317
100,001 to 200,000 10,581
200,001 to 400,000 3,696
400,001 to 800,000 1,354
800,001 to 1,000,000  319
More than 1,000,000 395
Total 43,662

Charged Fee:  $1.00 per Shopping Center Location Information, as grouped by County.

By providing retailcriteria.com with the state and county, we will search our database for the shopping centers pertaining to your particular request.  You would receive an informational report for each shopping center in your requested county(ies).

For each shopping center we located in your requested county(ies), you will be charged $1.00 each.  For example:  there are 36 shopping centers listed within our database for Union County, New Jersey.  Therefore, if you requested the shopping centers for Union County, New Jersey, the charge would be $36.00.

retailcriteria.com has provided a list of all the shopping centers in our database according to State and County.  The alphabetical list by State then by County provides you with the number of shopping centers listed in each County so you will know the cost of each County.  Until this complete listing is posted, please email us your state and county for a price quote. 

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