I’m leaving my $2750 a month tiny one bedroom apartment for a home that I purchased just a quick 45min train ride north. The close quarters in the city was something I always loved, the experience of it all was amazing pre-COVID. Now it’s frightening and I’d rather be safe than sorry. The truly amazing part of all of this is the financial aspect, I was able to get a mortgage, buy a home with a half acre of fenced in property, walking distance to the train station and I was able to do this for roughly $1400 less per month. It just seems like the right move at the right time for me, city life has just become not worth it given the pandemic and it’s impact.
In the event of global catastrophe, it has become clear how living in a city is as good as a death sentence. I am moving to a much smaller city.