How many of you are planning on moving out of Massachusetts given what you have seen during COVID ?

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Out of MA or out of the US? Boston had handled it pretty well compared to the rest of the country, though many months still to go.

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Agree with BCG. Ive always gotten an appointment on the day I wanted.

Not planning to move out of MA due to Covid but would love to get out of the city (currently in the South End). The city itself doesn't have the same allure that it used to have, with so many restaurant, bar and fitness studio closures and general grunginess (e.g. needles on the ground in parks, more people camping out). I get depressed every time I walk my dog now... whereas I used to love the energy of the city.

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A2 - check out Jamie Curtis. He is a realtor who lives in my building and knows the South End inside and out. Tell him Bill & Linda suggested you reach out to him. Hell know who we are and help you out. jamiecurtis@compass.com

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Boston/MA is one of the only places in the US that took this seriously and I was impressed by the leadership at all levels. Lockdowns probably should have been stricter but at least there was an attempt. I am so disappointed in the rest of the country though that it is contributing to my desire to move elsewhere.

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Its had the opposite effect for me, moved out of Boston to one of the current hotspot states a few years ago and am moving back in 2021 thanks to the COVID rent discount

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Yes - Especially cedar. Totally new allergy for me and its cripples the entire city this time every year.

If I didn't already live here I would move here based on how sensible this place is (and New England generally) compared to the rest of the country.

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MA and Boston handled it very well IMO, I was able to enjoy my summer in the city even with the restrictions. I got the feeling that life never really stopped in Boston aside from the lockdown period.

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I still traveled for work all over the country during pandemic and was shocked at how behind and ill prepared/poorly reactive other states were in handling Covid. Mass has been ahead of the game and handling it the best from what Ive seen. No way Im leaving Boston.

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Were entertaining moving closer to family in the near future as were the only ones here. I love the area but it was tough getting through 2020 with a little one and no immediate support system

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Nah. Maybe Buffalo or Rochester but youre connecting through Detroit/Chicago/or nyc to get anywhere

One of the best places to be in the country right now in terms of Covid safety when a majority of the leadership in other parts looks like they are smoking some serious pipe

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MA botched Covid royally. NH nailed it. Just move North a few miles and you can stay in the best area of the country.

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MA did well to start but I feel like we had no plan for this fall/summer. Its consistent with pretty much the rest of the country.

My hope is we can distribute and vaccinate well in spite of the shortcomings were seeing

Despite Massachusetts response to covid being phenomenal relative to other states, Im still planning on leaving due to other factors.

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Planning to move to Austin, Texas. For reasons in no particular order
1. Weather. I prefer 6 months of sweating to 6 months of freezing
2. I have more family in Austin. The closest family I have is 6 hours away from Boston
3. Leaving the Biotech/pharma space. I dont like the work and want to shift more towards tech.
4. More space. I hate feeling like Im trapped and enclosed by other people all the time.
5. Home ownership. I want to purchase a home in 2-4 years. But I want to live in a location for at least a year to figure out the real estate market and where Id like to specifically live

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