With many companies shifting to long-term remote work arrangements, more and more city dwellers are exploring suburbia…and VERY far beyond.
The COVID-19 shutdowns drove countless city residents to the suburbs, many in search of more space and, with it, less exposure to coronavirus. While some families are, now, starting to return to the city, many have opted to stay put or, even, to continue their searches in suburbia.
Others, though, are extending their search radius significantly, exploring options in other states and, in some cases, abroad. Their plan: continue working their city jobs…but work from anywhere but the city.
For those considering making a significant lifestyle move, Suburban Jungle Founder & President Alison Bernstein offers one piece of advice to The Wall Street Journal: be sure you’re clear on your long-term motivations.
“‘Something that may have pushed you out short-term may have been better weather somewhere, or a house with a pool, since you’re looking into summer. But without really thinking overall about the community or where you’re really trying to raise your kids, that could be a mistake.'”
Instead of “booking a one-way ticket to do remote work in isolation,” she explains to WSJ, consider looking for a community that will “satisfy your social needs once life approaches normal again.” This will help ensure you’re happy and comfortable in your chosen community now and in the future.
Whether you’re considering a move just outside of city limits or somewhere far from where you call “home,” Suburban Jungle can help. Get in touch now to schedule your free Suburbs Strategy session.