The move to the suburbs

What: A Harris poll survey shows that nearly a third of urban residents are considering moving to less densely populated areas. The numbers are especially high amongst millennials and people living in expensive cities like San Francisco. has seen a 13% jump in searches for suburban zip codes.

So What: Younger generations moving away from expensive cities and bringing their jobs with them is not only a reaction to the ongoing pandemic but is a longer underlying direction of change that a lot of cities have already been experiencing. 


Deep Dive:
The exodus: A rise in remote working could crater expensive housing markets


This article is part of Emerging Futures of Remote Work – An Institute for the Future Signals Report for The Remote Lab

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