San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles are cities that got hit hard by COVID-19, and that is causing homeowners to put their homes up for sale and move to smaller cities. As of May 14, 2020, Los Angeles, County has 34,428 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,659 deaths compared to Knox County, TN that has 280 confirmed cases and 5 deaths.
Smaller cities like Knoxville, TN have a lot more space for homeowners to raise their kids and live their lives without worrying about things like COVID-19. Bigger cities like New York have people on top of one another, and that means way higher chances for getting germs from other people.
The Cost of living in cities like Knoxville is what is so attractive to people in big cities like Seattle, WA. In Seattle the median home price value is $767,906 compared to the median home value in Knoxville, TN which is $238,000. In Knoxville, TN, $238,000 gets you way more house than in Seattle, WA. People are seeing that a more peaceful and less expensive life is just a move away.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown employers that a lot of its workforce can work from home. People now see that they can live in the eastern time zone and work for a company in a different time zone. Knoxville has all the same things big cities offer just on a smaller scale. Get out of the awful traffic, high crime rate, high taxes, expensive gas and move to Knoxville where your life will be much more peaceful.