If you’re thinking about relocating to a new neighbourhood to work remotely, you’re not alone. With the end of the office as we know it, more and more workers are leaving larger cities to work somewhere a little more peaceful (and less expensive!). Airbnb released a new survey, which shows the most popular places in the US for remote workers right now.
From July to September this year, there has been a 128% increase in Airbnb guest reviews mentioning “relocation”, “relocate”, “remote work” and “trying a new neighborhood” in comparison to the same time frame last year. Suburbs and rural areas are proving most popular for remote working in the US. People who have the opportunity to work from anywhere are actively booking longer stays (2+ week trips) in small-to-mid-size cities with access to immersive natural surroundings and wide open spaces.
Most Popular Places in the US for Remote Workers
1. Park City, Utah
Park City is the perfect mountain town! It strikes a balance between luxury and comfort, all the while showing a deep appreciation for athletics, arts and community.
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2. Truckee, California
Truckee has been a popular alternative to the Bay Area for a couple years now. It is a small mountain town with big energy that is loaded with plenty of things to do.
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3. Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Steamboat Springs is a ski town with cowboy vibes. It’s naturally laid back, with a friendly and inviting feel.
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4. Durham, North Carolina
Home to Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, is so much more than just a college town.
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5. Santa Fe, New Mexico
Founded between 1607 and 1610, Santa Fe is America’s second oldest city. Its unique offerings of art, culture and ancient traditions make it a world-class destination.
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Boise, Idaho, has been called the best place for millennials to live in the US.
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Richmond offers a wide range of cultural attractions, as well as a great craft beer scene and 900+ restaurants.
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In the survey by Airbnb:
- 83% of respondents are in favour of relocating as part of remote working.
A quarter believe they will be able to ‘live where they want to and work remotely’.
One in five of those surveyed have relocated their living situation during the pandemic either temporarily or permanently.
60% of parents are very or somewhat likely to consider working remotely and traveling with their children if schools continue to be disrupted.
Unsurprisingly, Gen Z’ers and young millennials are most likely to believe they can move to a new location to work or study remotely.