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The main charm of being a digital nomad is that you can work from anywhere. Of course, this calls for making work as efficient and productive as possible, including a fast internet connection and using tech tools like a free invoice maker and collaboration software. But any entrepreneur that has worked remotely will tell you that where you live also matters a great deal. From quality of life to cost of living to scenery, many factors determine the ideal location for building your entrepreneurship.
If you’re trying to find the best place to set up shop with your laptop, Freelancer Inn is here to help! Here are the four best cities digital nomad cities in the United States:
1. Denver, CO
Denver is one of the best places in the country to work as a digital nomad entrepreneur. Depending on where you get your information, UpNest notes that the cost of living ranges from about 12% to 29% more than the national average. But compared to other big cities like San Francisco and New York City, it is quite affordable. Being a major metropolitan area means that there are plenty of co-working spaces, internet providers, and other essentials necessary for remote work.
If you choose to move to the Mile-High City, you can use sites like Apartments.com to find affordable living accommodations. For example, you can quickly narrow your search to see rentals in Denver that fall within your price range. You can also compare layouts and amenities to ensure that you get the ideal home for your family and work. Some listings offer 3D tours, which can give you a more detailed look at what the homes offer.
2. Miami, FL
If you were to describe Miami in one word it would be “vibrant.” In fact, Magic City is one of the biggest international business centers in the world. Every Miami neighborhood is extremely diverse, and there is no shortage of activities to provide an exceptional quality of life for yourself and your family.
All things considered, it costs more to live in Miami than the national average, especially if you are planning on buying a house. But considering the entrepreneurial resources (e.g., funding, talent, networking, etc.) you will have everything necessary to build a thriving business that quickly makes up for the cost of living. If you are looking for a co-working space, consider these options:
- WeWork (Southeast Financial District)
- Carr Workplaces (Fort Lauderdale)
- Spaces (Lincoln Road)
- Regus (Brickell Bayview)
- MiamiShared (Biscayne Blvd)
3. Boise, ID
If you are into recreational activities, Boise could be the city for you. There are several opportunities for outdoor activities and leisure among incredible scenery, which can make for top-notch quality of life for your family. What’s more, Boise is very affordable and the cost of living falls under the national average. The only thing about living in Boise is that you will need a personal vehicle unless you live in the city center. But there are plenty of entrepreneurial resources available to help you build your business, and if your family prefers a quieter life, you will get it from this city.
4. Asheville, NC
Asheville has been referred to as the “Paris of the south,” and The Saturday Evening Post points out that it is one of the artsiest cities on the east coast. If your family loves live music, folk art, and independent shops, you will love Asheville. This city is also the most affordable on the list, as the cost of living falls well below the national average. Here are a few coworking spots to consider if you choose this city:
- The Collider
- Base Camp AVL
- Focal Point Coworking
- Hatchworks Coworking
There are many American cities that could make for a great home for a digital nomad entrepreneur. The ones above, however, are some of the top options for working remotely and building a business. Each city is family-friendly and offers plenty of co-working spaces and housing options. Make a list of your needs and wants, and keep researching to find the ideal place for settling down.
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