A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, after much speculation about emptied downtowns and the prospect of remote work, the clearest picture yet is emerging about how people moved. There is no urban exodus; perhaps it’s more of an urban shuffle. Despite talk of mass moves to Florida and Texas, data shows most people who did move stayed close to where they came from—although Sun Belt regions that were popular even before the pandemic did see gains.


The Pandemic Migration’s Full Impact is Becoming Clear…

—and it’s a ‘big deal’ for the future of cities and white-collar work

It’s no secret that many city dwellers fled to rural and suburban areas after the pandemic hit the U.S. in early 2020.

But new data from the U.S. Census Bureau released last week reveals that many of them have stayed, putting down roots in smaller, highly walkable cities and more affordable suburbs.

As Americans settle into their new digs, some of the reasons for that exodus—from runaway housing costs in major cities to work-from-home opportunities that unshackle white-collar workers from their offices—are becoming more clear.

And as remote work becomes a permanent option for many people, the migration away from major coastal cities could reshape the American economic landscape for years to come.

Moving to Suburbs; the New Normal

In the modern world, it is possible to do many things from home. For example, if you want to play games, you can try your luck at thousands of online slot machines without leaving your living room. If you want, you can also continue to work from your home, as the majority of employees did during the pandemic period.

But being able to work from home has made many people and families realize one other thing – living in a big city isn’t necessary anymore.

In the past year, many people have made the decision to leave the cities and move to suburbs or even rural areas. The idea of ​​living in a big and “sparkling” city isn’t as enticing as it used to be. So why do people migrate from cities? Did being able to work from home make them realize that a different life is possible, or is it for another reason? We answer these questions below.

The New Normal

According to Zillow data, one of the United States’ largest online real estate portals, 64% of prospective homebuyers look to suburban areas. The number of people who want a home in the city has decreased significantly, and if you look at social media, people are migrating from the cities en masse. READ MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

JUST LISTED – 470 Belvedere Dr. Rio Vista
2bd/2bth/1,853sf/6,421sf lot

Asking $575,000 – Located in the Active Adult Community, Trilogy, this beautiful Reflect model, with a larger lot, has been professionally landscaped with paver stone patio and walkway on side of house. Artificial turf side yard, & piped electricity to BBQ area. The backyard is a beautiful area for entertaining your family & friends. Close to the dog park, and there’s path around the lake. This 2 bedroom 2 bath home has granite counters with expresso cabinets, convection microwave & oven, and island. Tile throughout with carpet in bedrooms. Laundry has space for additional refrigerator/freezer & garage has a utility sink. Water softener & water filtration system under kitchen sink. Just bring your toys and enjoy the activities that include 2 swimming pools/spas, tennis & bocce courts, 18 hole golf course, & more while enjoying a low HOA fee. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 30 S 2nd St. Rio Vista, Residence and Commercial Building

Asking $699,500 – Are you looking for a home and in need of a business space? Or perhaps a home with a possibility of in-law quarters? This home might meet those requirements. Victorian style home with partial wrap-around porch provides a cozy place for morning coffee or afternoon beverage. 2 bedrooms up with 1.5 baths on the main floor. The possible room upstairs to add at a minimum 1/2 bath. Laminate flooring on the main floor with carpeted stairway & in bedrooms. HVAC & tankless water heater with inside laundry. 2nd building has been used as a commercial, however, could be added onto & remodeled to be ADU/2nd unit. READ MORE

PRICE REDUCED – 2259 Revival Ln, Rio Vista, 2bd/2bth/1837sf

PRICE REDUCED – $555,000, Located in the new active adult community, Summit at Liberty, the Lincoln model is bright & cheery, shows like a model home. Professionally landscaped with drip system & low maintenance, so just bring your furniture. Very private for the lot is fenced. The Lincoln model is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a room that can be used as formal dining, den or as seller, combo den/office. Laminate flooring throughout, blinds & custom paint. Granite kitchen counters, stainless sink & appliances with bar for dining. The pantry is large so will delight your chef. The seller has replaced ceiling fans and has installed a ceiling fan in the patio area. Comes with paid solar. The amenities are beautiful, pool, large spa, bocce ball courts, pickleball & tennis courts & even a wine bar area. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 13 Amador Cir, Rio Vista, 4bds/2.5bths/1,989sq.ft.

Asking $725,000 – Your beautiful dream home is on the market!! This remodeled home has a newer kitchen & baths, saltwater pool, spa, and gorgeous bbq kitchen with bar/firepit, refrigerator, ice maker & more. RV parking for 2, so your ski boat & RV will fit in the RV garage. The garage is equipped with sewer connection & electricity. Sliding doors open up to the pool area. Home is 3 bedroom, can be 4, & 2.5 baths. The master sitting area was the 4th bedroom, so can be closed off. The Master bath has double sinks, a walk-in shower, and a bidet & master bedroom have a large deck with views of the N hills. A spiral staircase off deck takes you to the pool area. The family room has an entertainment bar w/refrigerator & sink. Step out to the backyard to a swimming pool with solar heating, BBQ kitchen with all the amenities, an outdoor shower w/tankless water heater, and a stage for a band. No rear neighbors. The home also has a double-car garage as well, with indoor laundry. READ MORE

Events in Northern California this Week-End

Rockin’ the River, Fri, 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Starlight Stage, Rio Vista, CA

The Starlight Stage will feature local and national acts. Music lovers can enjoy free concerts in downtown Rio Vista along side the scenic Sacramento River. The Starlight Stage will be appearing at the end of Main St. Lots of Music, Food, Beverages. Bring your own chairs, this event is outside. Our goal is to support our local business and community.

A beautiful view of the Sacramento River.
Rockin’ the River Presents:

Strange Brew, Friday, April 29, 2022, 4:30 PM  9:00 PM

Train to be a Superhero

Saturday, 1 – 2 PM at Dick’s Sporting Goods
Solano Town Center, 350 Travis Blvd, Fairfield, CA

Dress as your favorite Prince, Princess, or Superhero!
Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Captain America, and Captain Marvel will be here to do superhero training, meet & greet, photos, and a superhero parade.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Event is FREE to attend.

Location: Center Court by Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Event hosted by @myonceuponatimefairytale and East Bay DJ.

Sol Blume Music Festival

Cesar Chavez Plaza

Sacramento, CA 95814910 I Street

Third Annual Calaveras RAGIN CAJUN Fest

Sat, April 30, 2022, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Main Street San Andreas

The 3rd annual Calaveras RAGIN CAJUN Festival will be filled with live music, vendors and more food booths lining Main Street San Andreas!

About this event

Come Join us for our Third annual Calaveras RAGIN CAJUN Festival on April 30th, 2022 from 11am – 5pm! There will be live music, vendors and more food booths lining Main Street in San Andreas! Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. Proceeds will benefit the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras. Free parking at Calaveras High School. Free parking.

Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival

Sat, Apr 30 – Sun, May 1
7001 Hughson Ave, Hughson, CA

17,000 + Attendees ‑ 100+ Vendors Admission always FREE.  Huge Kidz Zone, Ag Equipment show, Antique engines, Car Show, and more.

  • Admission: none
  • Days/­Hours Open: Sat 10am‑6pm, Sun 10am‑5pm
  • Address: 7001 Hughson Avenue, Hughson, CA 95326
  • Entertainment: 2 stages – Local. Music: CY RK RO ??
  • Other Activities: huge kidz zone
  • Attendance: 15,000
    # Food Booths: 30
  • # of Exhi­bitors: 100+
  • Promoter: Hughson Chamber of Commerce



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