RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With many New York City residents considering relocation after COVID-19, one Connecticut real estate team offers a simple calculation to validate moving. The backyard barometer of 'People per Acre' (PPA) seems to provide the final justification needed by those transitioning from citywide to countryside living.
"90% of our showings this month have been to clients planning a move out of the city," says Carissa McMahon, partner at Carissa & Douglas Properties and Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Specialist (NY-CT) for nearly 20 years. "Being only a stone's throw from Manhattan gives Lower Fairfield County unparalleled positioning for the spring and summer markets."
With 2020 hindsight, neighborhood population density has become increasingly relevant. Perhaps there are times in life when the best place to be is where nobody is?
Fellow partner, Douglas Jones, suggests integrating this renewed appreciation for distancing into property valuations. As a Fairfield County resident for almost 40 years, Jones has always considered towns such as Wilton, Ridgefield, Redding, New Canaan, and Greenwich to be rural respites, affording families the comfort of country living with the convenience of city life.
"The concept of 'People per Acre' helps potential buyers quantify their quality of life in the suburbs," says Jones. "As this example reveals, PPA certainly makes a strong case for a place with some space."
Single Family Home in Redding, CT (www.ThePeakRetreat.com)
4 PEOPLE per family / 2.69 ACRE lot =
Single Bedroom Apartment in Manhattan (at similar price point)
2500 PEOPLE per block / 5.45 ACRE block =
So, for those seeking a little more breathing space, with the need to rationalize buying their own city block in the country, consider using PPA. As of late, it's simple math.
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Examples of properties for sale in the Connecticut market:
Carissa & Douglas Properties serves enthusiastic buyers, motivated sellers, and seasoned investors in Lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. Utilizing exceptional multimedia production and online marketing, Carissa & Douglas deliver creative storybook solutions to "Selling Your House by Sharing Your Story," appealing to the most discerning of clientele.
SOURCE Carissa & Douglas Properties