Work Remote? Choose Your Home Base Wisely

by: Elena StewartMay 05, 2022

Remote work isn’t a new concept, but it’s definitely gotten more popular over the last couple of years. There are many perks that go along with not having to clock into a cubicle each day, and one of these is that you can work from anywhere. Today, PeerSource touches on a few of the best cities in the US for those who don’t have to be stationary.

Tips For Getting Started

Even if you’ve never worked remotely before, you already know that you need office space with the right equipment. But, there are a couple of other things that you need to keep in mind if you want to maintain momentum.

  • Choose a business structure: An LLC is a great option for digital nomads because it legitimizes your business in the eyes of your customers. Plus, you’ll enjoy some tax perks and can save money by forming online quickly without a lawyer. Read up on local laws before you move forward.

  • Stay in touch: When you run your own business but don’t have a brick-and-mortar, staying in touch with your customers is crucial. This starts with a website, but should also include maintaining an active social media presence and providing contact information, such as a phone number or email address.

  • Keep organized: Staying on task is often difficult for new remote entrepreneurs. But, as workplace solutions software provider Wrike explains, you can curtail some distractions by separating your personal time from your home time. Set a schedule, and stick to it. Also, an online invoice maker can go a long way in helping you maintain records and follow through on late payments

Great US Cities For Remote Workers

Whether you already live in the US or are planning on making the journey, these four cities should be on your shortlist.

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is one of the larger cities in the US, and the Atlanta-Metro area encompasses 14 counties. Not only does this massive sprawl boast an excellent foodie community, there are also almost unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities. Plus, it’s fairly affordable, close to the beach, and just a few hours from a lively music scene in Nashville, Tennessee. After topping out at around $405,000 in mid-2021, home prices in Atlanta are currently below $390,000. And, you have plenty of cities to choose from outside of the metro area, including Kennesaw and Powder Springs, where a local real estate pro can show you around.

Denver, CO

Denver is not quite as affordable as Atlanta, but the weather and views can’t be beat. And, if you like events and want a cultural crossroads, Denver is the place for you. To buy a home in Denver, you can expect to spend $538,000 or more but search ahead of time on Colorado Home Finder or a similar site to get an idea of what your money buys you.

If you want to get a taste of living in the Denver area without committing to a home purchase, there are plenty of apartments to look at. There are more that 5,000 apartments for rent in the area, so there’s sure to be something to suit your needs.

Rochester, NY

Perhaps one of the most affordable cities on our list, the Rochester housing market has medium home prices well below $200,000. Just as importantly, Rochester is known for its abundant number of jobs and proximity to exceptional educational institutes, such as the Rochester Institute of Technology. And, if you like sports, nightlife, and a close-knit community, you’ll find it here.

Houston, TX

Still budget-friendly, Houston houses average around $243,000. Plus, it’s a massive metro area, and you’ll have access to some of the most unique neighborhoods in the United States. You’ll also be able to get to where you’re going, with quick access to at least five major highways and a beautiful beach just down the road in Galveston.

There you have it. These are our top four picks for mobile entrepreneurs and remote workers. While this is not a full list of all the fabulous cities and towns you’ll find in the US, they each easily showcase why it’s called the land of opportunity.

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