Coronavirus Pandemic Has New York Residents Turning To Suburbs

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The coronavirus pandemic and quarantine have made life difficult for people living in New York, with little space to move around. As a result, real estate brokers say they have seen a significant increase in the number of people wishing to leave New York for suburban living.

“There is a real fear that people have right now, which translates into a desire to be out of town,” said Richard Stoll with Murphy Realty in Kingston.

Interest is in the suburbs north of the city, like the Hudson Valley.

“They’re from town and are looking for houses where they can pay less money to get a whole house with a garden for less than they pay for rent in New York,” said Stoll.

The influx of people inside the “city that never sleeps” was a call before the COVID-19 pandemic, but now it has become something else New Yorkers need to worry about as ‘They are trying to stay healthy, which makes the extra space in New York State seem even more attractive.

“That’s it, literally everyone,” said Stoll.

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