The 19 Biggest Shopping Malls In The United States By Square Footage

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The 19 Biggest Shopping Malls In The United States

 

1. Mall of America – Bloomington, MN

 
The biggest shopping mall in the United States is the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. With a total of 12 anchor stores and entertainment venues, including the Nickelodeon Universe and Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, the Mall of America is only 193,200 square feet smaller than the second and third malls on our list combined!

Retail Space: 5,600,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 555

Primary Owner: Triple Five Group

Year Opened: 1992

 

2. American Dream – East Rutherford, NJ

 
Also owned by Triple Five Group, the American Dream shopping mall in East Rutherford, New Jesery is the second largest mall in the United States. Similar to the Mall of America, it combined retail and entertainment venues including a Nickelodeon Universe theme park, DreamWorks Water Park, and the Big SNOW American Dream indoor ski slope.

Retail Space: 3,000,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 450

Primary Owner: Triple Five Group

Year Opened: 2019

 

3. King of Prussia Mall – King of Prussia, PA

 
The third largest mall in the country, King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania is also one of the oldest malls in the United States. Originally built as two distinct buildings known as The Court and The Plaza, the property was connected with a major renovation in 2016 catapulting King of Prussia Mall to number three on our list of the shopping biggest malls in the United States by square footage.

Retail Space: 2,793,200 square feet

Number of Stores: 450

Primary Owner: Simon Property Group

Year Opened: 1963

 




4. South Coast Plaza Mall – Costa Mesa, CA

 
The biggest shopping mall on the West Coast of the United States, South Coast Plaza Mall is also one of the oldest in the country. Unlike other malls on this list, it is still owned by the Segerstrom Family who originally developed the property in 1967. While it ranks 4th in size by square footage, South Coast Plaza had the highest pre-COVID retail sales volume of any shopping mall in America at $1.5 billion annually. A luxury shopping destination, its 275 stores represent the highest concentration of design fashion retail stores in the country.

Retail Space: 2,738,730 square feet

Number of Stores: 280

Primary Owner: Segerstrom Family

Year Opened: 1967

 

5. Aventura Mall – Aventura, FL

 
The largest mall in Florida, and the Southeastern United States, the Aventura Mall his home to over 300 stores and 50 restaurants. it also features the Arts Aventura Mall, an experiential art exhibit. The exhibit includes Rainbow Valley playground, South Florida’s first interactive playground and the Aventura Slide Tower, a 93 foot tubular slide.

Retail Space: 2,700,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 300

Primary Owner: Turnberry Associates

Year Opened: 1963

 

6. Del Amo Fashion Center – Torrance, CA

 
Formerly the largest shopping mall by square footage in the United States, the Del Amo Fashion Center now ranks 6th on our list. Originally developed as multiple stores and malls, the Del Amo Fashion Center formerly opened in 1981 when an enclosed pedestrian bridge connected what were then commonly known as Bullock’s Fashion Center and Broadway Fashion Center. The mall was the largest in the country until the Mall of America opened in 1992.

Retail Space: 2,500,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 250

Primary Owner: Simon Property Group

Year Opened: 1961

 

7. The Galleria – Houston, TX

 
The biggest shopping mall in Texas, The Galleria is part of one of the largest mixed use urban centers in the country. In addition to 375 retail stores, The Galleria is also home to an indoor ice skating rink open year round to the public. The overall Galleria property is also home to a Class A office complex and two Westin hotels.

Retail Space: 2,400,838 square feet

Number of Stores: 375

Primary Owner: Simon Property Group

Year Opened: 1970

 

8. Destiny USA – Syracuse, NY

 
The largest mall in New York, Destiny USA is also the tallest mall in the top 10 with 6 floors of retail stores, dining, and entertainment options. The mall was built on top of an old scrap yard in an industrial section of Syracuse known as “Oil City” as part of an overall redevelopment of the area.

Retail Space: 2,400,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 250

Primary Owner: The Pyramid Companies

Year Opened: 1990

 




9. Roosevelt Field – Garden City, NY

 
Roosevelt Field is the largest shopping mall on Long Island and the second largest in the state of New York. The property was originally an airport and landing strip, known as Roosevelt Field. Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight took off from the air strip in 1927.

Retail Space: 2,366,692 square feet

Number of Stores: 294

Primary Owner: Simon Property Group

Year Opened: 1956

 

10. Ala Moana Center – Honolulu, HI

 
The largest outdoor shopping mall in the world, the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu ranks as the 10th biggest shopping mall in the United States by square footage. While there are shopping malls larger than the Ala Moana Center, there are none more valuable. With assets valued at $5.74 billion the Ala Moana Center is the most valuable property on our list of the country’s biggest shopping malls.

Retail Space: 2,270,186 square feet

Number of Stores: 350

Primary Owner: Brookfield Properties Retail Group

Year Opened: 1959

 

11. Sawgrass Mills – Sunrise, FL

 
Having undergone 4 expansions since opening in 1990, Sawgrass Mills now ranks as the 11th largest shopping mall in the country. In addition to being the 2nd largest mall in Southeast Florida, Sawgrass Mills holds the distinction of being the largest single story outlet mall in the United States.

Retail Space: Lauderdale 2,260,610 square feet

Number of Stores: 350

Primary Owner: Simon Property Group

Year Opened: 1990

 

12. Palisades Center – West Nyack, NY

 
Taking over 16 years to receive approval and buil, the Palisades Center is the 2nd largest mall in the greater New York City and the 12th largest in the United States. It is one of the busiest and most lucrative malls in the country with more than 20 million annual visitors generating over $40 million in sales taxes.

Retail Space: 2,200,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 400

Primary Owner: The Pyramid Companies

Year Opened: 1998

 

13. Millcreek Mall – Erie, PA

 
One of the largest single story malls in the country, Millcreek Mall ranks as the 13th largest mall by square footage. Located in Northwest Pennsylvania, the mall attracts millions of shoppers from New York, Ohio, and even Canada looking to save money by taking advantage of Pennsylvania’s sales tax exemption on clothing.

Retail Space: 2,200,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 175

Primary Owner: Cafaro Company

Year Opened: 1975

 




14. Woodfield Mall – Schaumburg, IL

 
Woodfield Mall is the largest shopping mall in Illinois and the 14th largest in the country. Located northwest of Chicago’s famous downtown “Loop”, the mall attracts over 27 million visitors. When the mall opened in 1971 it was the largest shopping mall in the United States. As a result, a 750,000 gallon water tower was constructed simultaneously to support the anticipated development that would accompany the malls opening.

Retail Space: 2,150,557 square feet

Number of Stores: 300

Primary Owner: Simon Property Group

Year Opened: 1971

 

15. Oak Brook Center – Oak Brook, IL

 
The second largest mall in Illinois, Oak Brook Center is the 15th largest mall in the United States. It is known for a blend of upscale luxury brand stores, fashion boutiques, and traditional mall retailers. Many consider it to be the 2nd most concentrate retail location for high fashion brands after South Coast Plaza Mall.

Retail Space: 2,166,615 square feet

Number of Stores: 175

Primary Owner: Brookfield Retail Properties Group

Year Opened: 1962

 

16. Green Acres Mall – Valley Stream, NY

 
One of the oldest malls in the country, Green Acres Mall is currently the 16th largest. Originally developed in 1956, the mall was enclosed and expanded in 1968, expanded in 1983, and completely renovated a final time in 2006. Since its opening, Green Acres Mall has been one of the most popular shopping destinations on Long Island.

Retail Space: 2,081,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 174

Primary Owner: Macerich

Year Opened: 1956

 

17. Lakewood Center – Lakewood, CA

 
The oldest mall on this list, Lakewood Center remains one of the biggest and busiest malls in the country. Having undergone multiple renovations and expansions since debuting as an open air shopping center in 1951, Lakewood Center now boosts 12 anchor stores.

Retail Space: 2,070,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 255

Primary Owner: Macerich

Year Opened: 1951

 

18. Westfield Garden State Plaza – Paramus, NJ

 
The 2nd largest mall in New Jersey an 3rd largest overall in the New York City area, Westfield Garden State Plaza ranks as the 18th largest in the country. One of the busiest malls in the country, it is among the highest revenue producing malls in the United States. CNBC ranked it ninth in the country, with average retail sales of $950 per foot. Making that even more impressive is the majority of the mall is closed on Sundays to state and local blue laws.

Retail Space: 2,006,393 square feet

Number of Stores: 346

Primary Owner: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Year Opened: 1957

 

19. Arundel Mills – Hanover, MD

 
Last but not least on our list of the largest malls in the United States is Arundel Mills mall. One of the newer malls on our list, Arundel Mills is the first enclosed mall to feature a Medieval Times dinner theater to go along with a whopping 17 anchor stores. The mall has been sponsored by major brands including Coca-Cola, Comcast, Discover Card, and Toyota.

Retail Space: 1,930,820 square feet

Number of Stores: 225

Primary Owner: Simon Property Group

Year Opened: 2000

 




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