There is a widespread belief that Digital Nomads are people who travel to other countries to meet different cultures and travel the world. Although that is partially true, it is not the whole story. You don’t have to go to a foreign country in order to call yourself a Digital Nomad. That’s right, you can stay in the good old US, and still be a part of the Nomad community.
However, there is another problem here. Foreign countries tend to be more affordable, and you don’t have to work your tail off just to survive. Don’t worry though, in the article below, you will see 5 American cities that are perfectly suited for this lifestyle. But enough with the intro, let’s get down to business.
- Portland, Oregon
The largest city in Oregon might be the ideal place for young people of free spirit, looking to grab life by its horns. At the end of the day, the city’s unofficial slogan is „keep it weird“, so you get the picture. Still, fun loving locals aren’t the only thing great about this place. Far from it. Everywhere you look, you will see roses, that this place is known for, and parks are literally around every corner. Public transport is also good and reliable. Negatives? The weather can be bad, and the cost of living is not ideal. But hey, that’s why it’s not our no. 1 option.
- San Diego, California
Most American cities aren’t known for great weather, but San Diego is an exception. That is one of the major reasons why Digital Nomads love it so much. What would all that fine weather be if you were stuck in some crummy industrial town? Fortunately, San Diego couldn’t be further from that. Examples of gorgeous architecture are everywhere, and the ocean just a few minutes away. Digital Nomads will also appreciate the free WiFi hotspots, that can be found throughout the city. Similar to Portland, this place is far from cheap, so make sure you fill your pockets before visiting it.
- Miami, Florida
Will Smith used to rap „party in the city where the heat is on“, and those words perfectly describe Miami. Beautiful people everywhere you look, gorgeous beaches, and great coffee shops where you can work from are the things that will make you fall in love with it. Even though it is a place known for its fun-loving attitude, there are more than a few spots you can settle down and escape from all the fuss. You just need to know where to look. As you might have assumed, the costs of living can go through the roof, and the heat can be too much for some people. Still, we advise you to at least visit it. You won’t be sorry.
- Atlanta, Georgia
If you follow our blog on a regular basis, you know that we consider Atlanta to be one of the best Nightlife cities in the U.S. However, that is not the only reason why it found its way onto this list. Not only that this place is one of the most urban cities in the country, it is also home to a lot of huge companies, with industries ranging from finance to entertainment. Costs of living are also a bit better, compared to the cities above, and the weather is great. How can you beat this? Wait till you see our no.1.
- Austin, Texas
You want to experience a nomadic lifestyle, but don’t want to be thousands of miles away from home? Austin is the place for you! This city is, without a doubt, the most popular American sight for Digital Nomads, and there are a few good reasons why. It is vibrant and full of young, energetic people, trying to find their path in life. It is hard to put into words, but after a month here, every other city will look so plain. Whether you want to find a business partner, meet some friends or just enjoy life, Austin should be your top priority.