If you’ve got a business that you run entirely off the internet, you’ll already know how awesome it can be to be a digital nomad. You can live wherever you please, keep a schedule that is entirelyof your own design, and make the most of the weather when it’s just about right outside. But with so much freedom, how do you choose where you should live? You can go just about anywhere – a privilege that few others have – but that doesn’t mean the decision is an easy one.
Below, we outline four of the best places in the US from which to run your online business.
It’s no surprise to see that Austin is one of the best places in the states for remote workers. With the high standards of living (read, fast internet and plenty of awesome bars) and a cost of living that pales in comparison to the other big cities in America, it’s become a favorite go-to spot for young and energetic entrepreneurs.
The city’s slogan is ‘Keep Austin Weird’, which goes some way to explaining how unique this city really is. Fine weather and plenty of great events – including one of the nation’s best, South By Southwest – also make Austin a hit!
Winter Park, Colorado
If you’re more of an outdoors lover, then you might just find that Winter Park is the right spot for you. You’ll be surrounded by nature, and have the bustling Denver just a short drive away (and its airport too, which is handy for business trips).
And then there’s the big selling point, and that is: Life in Winter Park is pretty fantastic if you’re into outdoor recreation, with fantastic skiing in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Essentially, this is the place to be if you need the outdoors to charge your mind for the ideas you need to make your business a success.
How would you like to spend your days split between working hard to take your business to the next level and swimming in the ocean? If you make Miami your base, then that’s just the kind of life you’ll have. The Florida city is ranked as one of the best cities to live and work remotely in the states, and it’s not hard to see why. Aside from rapid fast internet and a relatively low cost of living, you also have…the rest of Miami just waiting to be explored.
Las Vegas, Nevada
It won’t suit everyone, but if you can handle living in Vegas you’ll find that it offers a lot for digital nomad. Indeed, this place was almost made for digital nomads. You’ve got great transport links, plenty of business and meeting rooms, a culture of remote workers who stay for short periods of time, and all the dazzling sights of Las Vegas right on your doorstep. When it all gets too much, you can take a drive for thirty minutes in any direction and be surrounded by no one at all. Definitely worth exploring – just don’t gamble your profits away!