Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family

FILE PHOTO: San Gorgonio Mountain is seen in the distance covered in snow from Rainbow Valley Boulevard in south Temecula. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. In May 2020, after a few months of both living and working in the small space, Linder decided to leave the capital area and move into the 2,000-square-foot (186-square-meter) beachside home she jointly owns with her parents in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Now she gets to see the sunrise over the water each morning before work. “If I’m teleworking anyway, why not move to this other place that is more visually attractive, it’s beachside, and someone can occasionally cook for me?" Linder said. “Though that didn’t exactly work out. My mom has me cooking for them.” Linder wa
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