Popular dictionary descriptions of a 'Mid Rise' building suggests a structure with five to ten floors. Some real estate definitions present a 'Mid Rise' building as four to twelve stories. Often, the location of a building may blur the definition of a 'Mid Rise' building. For instance, in New York city, some mid rise structures may reach sixteen floors.
The values suggested in this chart are merely general real estate averages.
- 1-3 stories = Low Rise
- 4-12 stories = Mid Rise
- 12-40 stories = High Rise
- 40+ stories = Skyscraper
'Mid Rise' condominiums are considered to provide an affordable supply of new housing and only slightly increase densities without disrupting established communities.