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COVID-19 Spurs City-Dwelling Americans To Reconsider Where They Live
Looks like the secret’s out: Santa Fe is a small town with big appeal, offering the best of two worlds, with outdoor space, a tight-knit community and access to a nearby metro area.
A recent national survey by Ipsos, a global market research firm, found that the COVID pandemic has shifted many American’s priorities about how and where they want to live. Since March, 42% of respondents had either relocated or considered relocating, and rural areas, small cities and suburbs were their top choices. Only 6% were considering a move to a big city.
The results of that survey list Santa Fe number 3 among the top 8 Up-and-Coming Small Cities Close to Major Metros. People who were hesitant to leave behind the cultural and social attractions of a big city were looking for places that offered the best of both worlds and Santa Fe fit the bill.
Here’s a highlight from the article in Livability.com:
“An artistic wonderland packed with art festivals, galleries and wildly inventive margaritas, Santa Fe has rightfully established itself as “The City Different.” Several time-honored traditions bring residents together here, including the Canyon Road Farolito Walk during Christmas-time, Santa Fe Opera tailgating, and a consensus that green chile reigns supreme.”
In addition, as the article mentions, Santa Fe is only a $10 train ticket away from the sports, concerts, shopping and nightlife of Albuquerque.
The “City Different” continues to generate accolades from around the country, and rightfully so. Headlines like these can only help our small businesses, hotels and restaurants bounce back from COVID-19.