Post Pandemic Migration Trends: The Move from City to Suburbs

Post Pandemic Migration Trends: The Move from City to Suburbs

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of millions, and one of the most notable changes has been the migration of people from cities to suburbs. With lockdowns and the rise of remote work, many have chosen to move away from the stir of city life in pursuit of more outdoor space.

Remote Work

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent widespread closure of non-essential businesses, many people have been forced to work from home. As a result, remote working has become a happy new normal. This shift to remote working has led to a noticeable migration trend from cities to suburbs, as people seek out more spacious and cost-effective living arrangements.

In the past, cities were highly desirable for those employed in professional or corporate positions due to the abundance of job opportunities and the convenience of living and working in an urban environment. However, with the prevalence of remote working, people are now able to work from anywhere, making the cost of living in a city no longer necessary. This has led to an exodus of people, who are now seeking out more affordable suburban locations.

Lower Living Density

The lower living density of suburbs is a major benefit for city dwellers who are looking for more space as suburban areas are generally much less crowded than cities. In addition, the lack of population density also means that suburban areas have larger yards and more green space, which can be a major draw for those looking to live in natural beauty. It also provides many people with a sense of security, as it offers more green space which can make suburban areas feel safer.

Cost of Living

As the pandemic continues to have a significant economic impact on individuals and families after causing the global economy to fall by 3.4% in 2020, many are still being forced to look for more affordable housing options. Cities typically have higher costs of living than the surrounding suburbs, and this includes the cost of housing, transportation, food, and other expenses. With the loss of jobs, wages, and other income sources, many people are struggling to keep up with these costs and thus move to more affordable areas.

Greater Access to Green Spaces

Many people are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and the associated noise and pollution. In the suburbs, they can enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and have more access to green spaces, parks, and public areas. They can also have more opportunities to pursue hobbies and activities that may be difficult in the city, allowing them to march forward toward a healthier life.

If you are considering a move from the city to the suburbs, contact Denise Ramey Real Estate at Long and Foster Real Estate for our professional services and advice. With our help, you can find the perfect place for your lifestyle and needs. Contact us now!

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