NBC News: Covid-19 Brings Unexpected Boom to Small Colorado Town
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an influx of city dwellers into rural areas of the U.S., aided by the ability to work remotely. According to a March report from Redfin, house hunting in rural areas rose 115 percent over a year ago. The interest in escaping populated areas for rural living is especially prominent in Colorado’s mountain communities.
Denver-area resident David Reichert and his wife Ana recently purchased a one-bedroom condo in Summit County. His software development job allowed him the convenience of not being required to work in an office.
“I can do my job from anywhere so why not take it someplace where after I close my laptop, I have new scenery,” he said. “It’s a nice change of pace from being stuck in the house as much as we’ve been.”