Pageviews of houses in small towns are surging amid the coronavirus pandemic, while big cities are staging a more modest comeback.


Americans across the nation are beginning to search small towns - suburbs of metroplexes and even towns with populations of less than 50,000 - for their new homes. While larger cities are recovering from (and working through) the coronavirus pandemic, homebuyers are steadily leaning towards small-town USA. 


During the first month of the pandemic, interest in rural areas skyrocketed while interest in large cities decreased. Perhaps the decline was a derivative of fear or just a yearning for peace and quiet away from the big city hustle and bustle. 


There was an initial influx in rural area interest, which led to a more sustainable home-buying market in small towns. Living in a suburb presents some with a better option, even those individuals with big city jobs. The commute to work isn’t bad and at the end of the day it provides a slower and more relaxed way of living.


Heather and Steve Heishman have embraced small-town America as they have recently purchased a home in Smithfield. Smithfield is a town in Isle of Wight County located in the South Hampton Roads subregion. A roughly estimated 8,000-10,000 presently live there. Smithfield definitely checks all the boxes on small town requirements. 


While Smithfield is a smaller town, new listings are still popping up almost every day. Small town home buying is predicted to remain consistent . Take a page from the Heishaman’s book and explore what Smithfield has to offer! 

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