Now that vaccines are becoming more distributed in certain areas of the world, the idea of living and working where you want has finally come within reach.
That’s why Yelp and Zillow recently revealed their “digital nomad index” that ranks the top U.S. cities ideal for remote workers looking to adopt a digital nomadic lifestyle.
“It is clear that this past year has caused many to reconsider their housing needs and wants—and sometimes that means not wanting to be tied to one spot for too long,” said Nicole Bachaud, economic data analyst at Zillow.
Topping the list was Jacksonville, Florida, which features relatively low rental rates of under $1,000, as well as local restaurants and vacation getaways like Ponte Vedra Beach.
Second on the list was Austin, Texas, which sees a similar low average rental rate to Jacksonville, and is bursting at the seams with culture and coworking opportunities.
Third was Boise, Idaho, which features low costs of lying, as well as recreational-focused businesses for those wanting to explore the great outdoors.
Nashville, Tennessee, also known as the Music City, is known for its bustling live music scene, as well as local offerings such as Prince’s Hot Chicken (the birthplace of the spicy cuisine) and music venue Shack Robert’s Western.
Rounding out the top five was Charleston, South Carlina, which is known for its beach-centric environment with plenty of outdoor activities, as well as its southern cuisine.