I live in a blue city. A lot of people want out of the downtown area due to the riots and the ongoing mismanagement by our diminutive mayor. A friend's former coworker put his house on the market for the heck of it, just to see what he could get. He lives outside the riot zone in a solid middle class area. He had multiple offers. He and his wife sold it in a week for $28K more than the asking price!
My sister and brother in law live out west now but kept their house here and rent it out. My brother in law told me has had a few calls from realtors asking if he is interested in selling. Without the restaurants, stores and other amenities, in addition to working from home, many people see no reason to stay in a high rise in the city center if you are not allowed to go anywhere. Add to that, the mayor and our governor keep talking about the new normal and things being like this for the next year... people have had enough and want out.
What a joke a once-great American city has become. It will only get worse