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ruin wrote

It’ll be interesting to see.

We have a lot of people move out to our area all excited about nature and solitude. Usually a winter is enough to send them back to the city.

It’s different in the summer when the weather is nice, weekenders from the city are up, farmers markets going. I’d guess the population is triple the winter in the small towns on a weekend. Lots of nice liberal folks to talk farm to table dinners with. Winter is long, cold, and isolating.

I’m not saying it’s not changing, just that it will take time. Country life isn’t for everyone.


_caspar_ wrote

I agree, and some cities might trend higher rent, some lower. I was mainly thinking of migration from places like Houston, New Orleans, Miami, and Phoenix that might become too unsuitable to live in a decade or so. it will also be strange to see what happens to commercial spaces becoming vacant due to more employees working from home and employers not wanting to pay for the space, and if that will actually be a factor at all.