Society & Culture

Will the move to regional areas continue now that we are moving to a new normal?

Society & Culture

Posted by: Peter32263870

27th Feb 2023 01:29pm

During the past few years there has been a visible movement of people and families from urban centres to regional areas. There have been many benefits for undertaking the move including lower housing costs, remote working opportunities, and the opportunity for different community experiences. However in the past six months we have been able to move into a more “normal” life in urban areas, and many employers are requiring workers to work at the workplace or at least to spend some time at their workplace. Have we now seen this trend stop, and are families now moving back into urban areas or have the interest rate increases slowed the move back to urban areas. ….So will living in non urban areas stay as an option for families in the future?

Comments 1

  • 16th May 2023 02:11pm

Supposedly there is still a shift happening to regional areas from urban areas due to the cost of housing. I can see it continuing as people try to buy an affordable home. They will have longer commute times to work or have to find a new job but the move will free up money for them and make living more affordable. It is happening out of need and not want as far as I can tell. It isn't something I would ever look in doing.

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