The pandemic-induced migration

Migration to quieter, more far-flung places has multiple downstream effects on them, both beneficial and challenging. In this article, the New York Times explores the impact on Maine, which saw a large influx of residents starting in mid-2020, which lowered the states average age, contributed to average home price increase of 60% from 2019 to 2022 and has brought life to many of the state’s sleepy towns. Similar areas across the U.S. are experiencing similar impacts of the Covid-induced migration. Questions remain whether this migration pattern will continue or whether the previous norm will return.