Here’s an interesting fact: most people who moved during the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t flee big cities or even move very far away from their previous homes.
The Bankrate website reports on a survey it conducted that the top three cities people left were Manhattan, Houston, and Austin, but each city lost a net of fewer than 15,000 citizens. According to mail forwarding data from the U.S. Postal Service, the rest of the cities in the top 10 list lost fewer than 10,000 residents overall.
Why did they move? Respondents said they relocated to be closer to friends or family, find a better cost of living, or have more living space.
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