In what Victor Davis Hanson calls the worst period in U.S. history since 1941-42 due to the combined coronavirus pandemic, economic uncertainty, and social unrest plaguing the country, waves of Americans are leaving large cities and permanently relocating to suburbs.
According to Bright (from the Federalist):
New York City has seen a particularly large exodus of middle and high-income residents. On Sunday the city surpassed 1,000 shootings for the year; over the last four weeks, an average of 10 people there fell victim to gun violence. Other violent crime is on the rise, too. This weekend, shocking video emerged of a brazen sex offender climbing on top of a 25-year-old woman and attempting to rape her. The attack took place on an Upper East Side subway platform on Saturday morning.
Crime was already on the rise in the city, but has gotten worse as Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to disperse the homeless and criminals into family neighborhoods throughout the boroughs. Many families are deciding it’s simply not worth staying in a city that is over-expensive, riddled with crime, and plagued by failing public schools–especially since COVID-19 is allowing many professionals to work remotely.
Since the pandemic started, suburbs around New York City have seen an “insane” explosion in demand that shows no signs of slowing down. Westchester has seen a 112 percent increase in home sales compared with last year, while Fairfield County, Connecticut has seen a 73 percent increase.
Many homes are being sold well above listing price within hours of coming on the market, with multiple offers. During the same time period, properties sold in Manhattan declined 56 percent.
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