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Urban Exodus

June 4, 2021, 6am PDT
The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.
The Seattle Times
Blog post
May 23, 2021, 5am PDT
Here are just a few ways urban environments are transforming and reinventing themselves in the wake of the coronavirus.
Devin Partida
May 6, 2021, 7am PDT
Despite fears of a mass exodus, most cities are seeing only modest population losses, with the majority of movers staying in the same metro area.
Bloomberg CityLab
Blog post
April 15, 2021, 8am PDT
Over the past year, there's been a mass exodus out of major urban areas. In states like New York, Illinois, and California, more than 59% of migration was outbound.
Devin Partida
Blog post
March 1, 2021, 5am PST
Have all cities lost people due to COVID-19, or just a few high-cost ones?
Michael Lewyn
February 11, 2021, 11am PST
A recent City Monitor survey says the pandemic is inspiring a growing number of people to consider new locations for living and working.
City Monitor
February 2, 2021, 11am PST
In California, housing prices have shot up in resort areas like Lake Tahoe and Big Bear and in suburbs like Mountain House and Rancho Cucamonga. Are urbanities fleeing, or are young adults doing what young adults have always done?
California Planning & Development Report
January 24, 2021, 11am PST
Despite the purported exodus of untethered Silicon Valley workers from the Bay Area, rents in the city are still the highest in the United States.
The Guardian
December 30, 2020, 10am PST
The working class that make ski towns run are getting squeezed out of work by public health restrictions while wealthy newcomers push real estate markets to crazy new heights.
Adventure Journal
October 23, 2020, 6am PDT
COVID-19 is leading an exodus to rural areas, according to this article. The shift could hurt the economies of cities, but it also presents opportunities for younger residents and people looking for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Cities of the Future
October 22, 2020, 8am PDT
Jackson Hole, Wyoming is seeing a pandemic bump in real estate prices that mirrors the experience of vacation and tourism towns all over the United States.
Jackson Hole News & Guide
October 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Half of the nation's second homes are found in nine states, according to recent data analysis by the National Association of Home Builders, and building is likely to increase in vacation areas soon, according to one expert.
National Association of Home Builders Eye on Housing
Blog post
October 12, 2020, 6am PDT
The conversation about how the pandemic might alter the direction of planning and urbanism, unlike the spread of the coronavirus, has remained steady since March.
James Brasuell
September 16, 2020, 5am PDT
A clearer picture of the economic downturn's effects on New York City real estate is emerging. So far, new buyers are betting on boroughs not named Manhattan.
The New York Times