During the pandemic, when businesses shut down, and grocery store shelves went bare, and work-from-home became possible, people fled to second homes, Airbnbs, and childhood residences–places that seemed safer.
the de-urbanization trend
The movement away from cities reflects a trend that started prior to the pandemic.
Census Bureau statistics have shown a national move away from large metropolitan areas, which is a reversal of the trend starting in the early 2010s when we saw a surge in demand for city living.
Will you stay in the city, despite the risk of exposure to the coronavirus? Or move on to a less-congested area? Check out the debate here.
Want to feel good about living in the city? Watch people connecting from their balconies, during the pandemic.