The Essentials

Many Americans Changed Living Preferences

Beware of the law of unintended consequences. The pandemic apparently triggered a different sort of travel idea in many Americans.

In one recent survey, one third of Americans say that as a result of COVID-19, they’ve changed their preference on where to live.


And many are moving long distances across the country to relocate. And where they’re going might surprise you. It’s not Austin, Colorado Springs or Denver — all popular destinations — because of the high cost of living.


And it’s not San Diego — due to high unemployment.


Instead, it’s to much more affordable cities lke Huntsville, Alabama, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Davenport, Iowa, and Hickory, North Carolina.


And four out of the five fastest growing destinations are Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples and Lakeland…all in Florida.