Nearly a quarter of the homes for sale and 43% of the apartments for rent in Minneapolis hit the market since violent rioting began in the city.
It appears that residents of Minneapolis are looking to leave their city amidst a wave of unrest and a campaign lead by the progressive city council to abolish its own police force. 22% of the 612 homes listed for sale in Minneapolis on Zillow were posted there within the last two weeks. A staggering 43% of the 740 apartments for rent listed on Zillow hit the site since the riots began. Zillow is the premiere online real estate service.
Below are two screenshots from the Zillow website that show how many homes have been listed for sale in the last 14 days versus how many homes are listed on the site in total.
The next two screenshots from the Zillow website that show how many apartments have been listed for sale in the last 14 days versus how many homes are listed on the site in total.
A broad interest in leaving Minneapolis is also betrayed by Google search trends. In the last 30 days, searches for “leaving Minneapolis” have occured in high enough volume to be reported by Google Trends, which also shows that these queries are concentrated around the metro area.
Rioting in the Twin Cities began after a man, George Floyd, was killed at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. Although the officers involved in Floyd’s death have all been charged, protestors continue to occupy streets across America. Often, demonstrations turn to riots which have destroyed thousands of buildings (1,500 in the Twin Cities alone) and claimed the lives of nearly 20 people, per Fox 6.