About five months into the exodus, city dwellers are continuing to leave big cities. We've noted this trend could be red hot for a couple of years.
As the outbound migration from cities gains momentum, people are now leaving in groups, pooling capital together, buying land, and building towns of their own. This is precisely what's happening in Georgia.
Georgia-based realtor Ashley Scott started The Freedom Georgia Initiative with her investor friend, Renee Walters, calling the movement to purchase land an opportunity to build a safe town for black people to thrive.
In total, 19 black families pooled together funds and bought nearly 100 acres in Toomsboro, Georgia, with plans to create a "new black Wall Street" and a community where black people aren't murdered by police.
"We figured we could try to fix a broken system, or we could start fresh," Scott wrote in a post on the about section of the initiative's Facebook page.
"Start a city that could be a shining example of being the change you want to see. We wanted to be more involved in creating the lives we really want for our Black families, and maybe, just maybe, create some generational wealth for ourselves by investing in the land. Investing in creating a community that is built around our core values and beliefs," she continued.