In one of our recent blog posts titled ‘Chicago Families are Leaving the City and Moving to the Suburbs’, we took a look at some of the reasons why city-dwellers are making the great escape to less crowded areas of the country. The COVID-19 pandemic and outcomes of it have altered life significantly in countless ways, but perhaps even more so for Americans that live in crowded cities. Chicago residents, like residents of other major cities have been moving out of Chicago in herds, and buying up properties in suburban and rural areas instead. If you’re considering purchasing a home outside of Chicago, you may wish to consider what some Chicago movers have done before you.

Lake Geneva & Other Rural Escapes

Less than two hours north and west of Chicago is the area of Lake Geneva, where Chicagoans are purchasing second homes at lightning speed. Sales are up 41% in the region compared to last year. Other rural areas are up as well when it comes to sales. In Fontana sales are up a shocking 84% compared to last year, and in nearby Delavan sales are up by 39%. According to a multitude of sources reporting on moving trends in and out of Chicago, the reason is simple: people who are working from home and whose children are not in in-person school are more likely to want beautiful scenery if they don’t have anywhere they need to be in the city.

Rural Moves Across the Country

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people questioning the purpose of their city-dwelling life when offices and schools are shut down. People all across the country are following this trend of leaving urban environments for more rural places. New Yorkers are moving to the Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania. Los Angeles residents are moving to Boise, Idaho and Montana. In Chicago, we have the feeling that this is only the beginning of a fairly mass exodus from the city center.

If you are considering a move out of Chicago, let Reebie Storage & Moving Company help you get there. Our local and long distance Chicago movers are ready to go at your command. We would love the opportunity to work with you.