Thursday, October 15, 2020

New York coronavirus exodus fuels Maine real estate boom

When asked if it was COVID-19 that forced him to flee New York for Maine in March, Jordan Cohen doesn’t waffle.

“One hundred percent,” the Greenwich Village native, 40, told The Post. “It was when things looked precarious and we didn’t know if we’d get out.”

Jordan grew up near Grace Church, attended Bronx Science and has family ties that go back to Ellis Island arrivals. But he also has warm memories of sleepaway camp and family vacations in Maine. It’s where he took his girlfriend, Elisabeth, on their first trip together. It’s also where, a year later, he proposed at Acadia National Park. So when it was time to beat a hasty retreat from the coronavirus, Jordan looked north.

“I always dreamed of living in Maine,” he said, “but it wasn’t possible because of work.”

Then the pandemic hit, and Jordan lost his tech job. He and his now-wife, Elisabeth, made the move, intending to “ride out” COVID in more rustic climes — but ultimately stayed.


It's an ill wind that blows no good.

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The photos in that article don't suggest that Maine faces an imminent baby boom.

Anyway, wait until they've lived through a Maine winter.

Posted by: dearieme | Oct 15, 2020 11:10:15 AM

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