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Rural Towns OR BUST

Jun 3, 2020

Even before Covid-19, before social distancing was a thing, America’s workforce had been telecommuting, home-schooling, and getting everything they need delivered to their doorsteps.

In 2020, with stay-at-home recommendations in place, the migration to smaller rural towns is ramping up. The US Department of Agriculture tracks migration. Over the last decade, the rural area population has seen the first-ever net gain. Most recently, Nona Green & Associates has been working with buyers who don’t mind being in the outskirts of the metro areas. In the past, they did not want the increased commute from the significant business districts.

Whether the migration to rural America will continue might depend on the survival of small businesses that service these areas. Most of us fall in the middle between those wanting to be completely off-the-grid, and those who want to pop into a local restaurant the moment a craving strikes.

Nona Green & Associates have been servicing the needs of rural Los Angeles and Ventura counties for decades. Our neighborhoods of Malibu, Agoura, Cornell, Calabasas, Monte Nido, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark, and Somis strike the perfect balance of being reasonably close to services while maintaining that small-town feel.

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