We definitely saw people moving from the city to the suburbs last year. The houses that went on the market because of this were snatched up quickly.
It is possible that a large number of people could move out of St. Paul and they would be quickly replaced by people moving in.
There are people who believe they will always be able to work from home and that it doesn’t matter where they live, but it does.
Some of my neighbors who work from home can be seen walking to the coffee shop in the morning or going out for lunch when it was warm enough to eat outside. Even during a pandemic, the city has much to offer.
The city has much to offer for those of us who like cities. Minneapolis is alright too.