If you’re looking to start living and working in a new place, you might want to consider one of these five cities that are hot spots for digital nomads. Learn about the benefits of working and staying in these cities.
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Living in Reno has many benefits. The cost of living is relatively low, and there are plenty of things to do in the city. There are also a number of different neighborhoods to choose from, each with its own unique atmosphere. If you're looking for an active lifestyle, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.
The city is also home to several large businesses and industries, including technology and logistics, which makes it ideal for finding opportunities for employment. Also, property taxes are low, and you won’t have to pay state income taxes.
2. Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is one of Florida’s most popular tourist destinations, and as a digital nomad hub, this city shouldn’t be overlooked. It boasts ample sunshine, strong air conditioning systems, and those who live here pay no state income tax. If you’re a digital nomad, there are plenty of coworking spaces and coffee shops you can work in while enjoying all Fort Lauderdale has to offer.
Arizona’s Silicon Desert is a hub for technology companies and startups that include Amazon and GoDaddy. Its low cost of living, proximity to Phoenix and Lake Pleasant, and friendly culture make it an ideal city for digital nomads. Many companies in Arizona offer flexible hours and telecommuting options, making it easy to work remotely. Tempe has also begun attracting co-working spaces and amenities like local coffee shops that are welcoming to remote workers.
Rental rates are considerably lower in Tempe than in many other major U.S. cities. It can be tricky finding an apartment in Tempe while working full-time, but visiting sites that list available rentals makes it easier. You can easily search for rentals within your budget, as well as features like pet-friendliness, the number of rooms, and other amenities.
4. Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah is a popular destination for those who want to live and work in an affordable city. It’s a large city with plenty of nightlife options, shopping malls, mountains, and parks. The air quality is good in Salt Lake City as well as its overall cost of living. Many American companies also have offices here, making it a hub for work and play. Salt Lake City is often overlooked due to its location, but it’s a great destination for online professionals. A myriad of neighborhoods — each with their sense of community and local flare — are scattered throughout the city, so finding a place to live that fits your preferences should be easy.
Seattle is one of America’s most modern cities, and it’s also one of its most popular cities for digital nomads. Its proximity to Canada and countless Pacific Northwest islands make it an ideal place to connect with nature when you need a break from your desk. Thanks to a large tech scene, Seattle is also home to many co-working spaces that are perfect for digital nomads.
Seattle is an up-and-coming destination for digital nomads, with increasingly quick and reliable internet and a burgeoning co-working scene. As such, the data transmission speeds for your remote setup are incredibly fast. And when you’re handling otherwise tedious tasks like invoicing, the process is much faster with an invoice maker. Using a free online tool like this streamlines the redundant work of invoicing clients, and it allows you to customize with your logo and other graphics, then download and share or send to whomever is being billed for your services.
If you’re looking to get into either the tech or startup industries, Seattle might be a great place to begin your journey. You’ll also find it very easy to rent an apartment or condo in Seattle, although keep in mind that it’s one of America’s most expensive cities.
Living in big cities can be expensive. But for digital nomads, it’s not only about looking for cheap rent — but it’s also about enjoying life. Whatever your budget, there are plenty of places to check out.
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