“Snowbirds” refers to a group of seasonal travelers, usually retirees, who live in the Northeast or Midwest during the warmer months and then head south during the winter. COVID-19 affected the travel – and second house-buying – plans for many, and now a new trend has emerged.
Searches for Homes in North Creek Skyrocket
According to a recent report from Realtor.com, searches for house listings in ski resort towns across the country increased nearly 36% during the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to the same time in 2019. Out of 180 towns included in the survey, North Creek ranked 3rd highest for increase in searches.
The Adirondack hotspot saw a whopping increase of 132% in home searches, with the median list price at $272,000. The report notes that Gore Mountain has expanded in recent years which “has resulted in an influx of private investment in new businesses as well as several new housing developments.”
Ski Resorts (And Ski Towns) – Not Just for Skiing
As snowbirds abandon the migration to Florida and points south for close-by ski towns, they’re likely considering the fact that ski resorts are typically year-round destinations. Not only do they offer socially-distanced fun during the winter, but many provide additional activities in the “off seasons.”
Gore Mountain, of course, has hiking and mountain biking trails, disc golf, gondola rides, and much more to enjoy seasonally. And, North Creek is home to the ever-popular Revolution Rail, the fascinating North Creek Depot Museum, and the highly rated North Creek Rafting Company.
- Realtor.com: Snowbirds Typically Searching for Sun Are Favoring Nearby Ski Towns More Than Ever