In 2021, These Were The 8 Best Cities For Remote Workers
The effects of the pandemic will be felt for years, but one thing has become clear- remote work is now easier than ever. There are plenty of cities that offer amazing opportunities for remote workers to thrive, which means you can find exactly the right situation to suit your needs.
Whether you are looking for a bustling city with an extensive network of suppliers or somewhere more removed from buzz and noise that offers a different culture and pace- here are 8 cities to consider in 2021 as being some of the best options available."
1. Toronto- The Canadian City With Really Good Wi-Fi?
Toronto is one of the biggest cities in Canada and has a population of over 3 million people (almost the same as NYC). It's often ranked very high in terms of livability for many different cities worldwide. There is a lot of work to be done in Toronto and the surrounding areas, but it offers a great opportunity for remote workers looking for an opportunity to thrive and grow.
Toronto has many wonderful things going for it. From the historical sites like the CN Tower and Casa Loma Castle to great restaurants and coffee shops, you can get anything you need from anywhere in the city thanks to the amazing public transit system. This brings us to our next point- there is an excellent amount of free Wi-Fi across all businesses, restaurants, stores, and other locations in Toronto. This makes it incredibly easy for remote workers to get their work done without having to worry about Wi-Fi connectivity."
2. New Orleans, LA- Entrepreneurial Spirit Returns To A City Rebuilt By Disaster
Since the storms that hit the area in 2017, New Orleans has been rebuilding. The city has rediscovered its entrepreneurial spirit and is becoming an entrepreneurial hub for the United States. While the city was destroyed by hurricanes Katrina and Rita after being abandoned by many of its residents, there are now more than 1,000 startups in the city.
This includes tech startups that are home to some of the largest tech companies in America, including 2CH Media Group, GoDaddy, Kinetic Cloud, Lookout Mobile Security Software Company, MoviePass Inc., MyPoints Inc., Ondeck Interactive Inc., Slice Labs Inc., StackCommerce Inc., The Weather Company LLC. Xactly Corporation, and Zoosk Media Inc..
3. Miami, FL- One Of The Best Career Cities
Miami is an amazing city with one of the easiest climates to work remotely in. It's large enough to have professional opportunities, but small enough to make it seem more like a community than a big city. Miami is also one of the best cities for career changes."
"It has been named as one of the top cities in America for women starting a business, making it a great opportunity for professionals trying to create a second career or business."
This means that there are plenty of opportunities and resources available throughout the city, including job postings and job fairs that offer a wide variety of employment options.
4. Houston - A City With Lots Of Oil And Gas Opportunities
Houston is a large city with a large amount of industry and opportunities. There is an astounding amount of technology and energy companies in the city, including some of the world's largest companies like Google and Facebook."
"The space and infrastructure available for startups and entrepreneurs is phenomenal. There are dozens of incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, and exclusive events that you can attend to further your career goals. Houston has more than 2,000 startup accelerators that offer free or discounted programs that will allow you to learn as much as possible from others who are also looking for opportunities."
There are also other opportunities available for entrepreneurs everywhere in Houston, including many government funded programs that give people the chance to work with local government agencies to start their own business. There are also plenty of other resources that you can get in touch with to assist you in starting your own business or finding a good job.
5. Chicago - If You're A Marketeer Or B2B Product Designer, Chicago Is For You
Chicago is the second largest city in America and has one of the best job markets in the nation. While it does not have free Wi-Fi like Seoul, it does offer excellent options for remote workers who are interested in working remotely."
"Chicago offers many benefits for remote workers. It is well known as one of the most competitive cities in America- which means that finding work here can be difficult. It also offers a wide variety of services and industries to work with. The city is home to many Fortune 500 companies like Kraft Foods Group, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., BMO Financial Group Inc. and American Express Company."
One of the best things about Chicago is that it has an excellent education system for every age. One of the reasons that Chicago is such a great city for remote workers is that it is very open to flexible work arrangements. This means that part-time remote workers can find plenty of work and full-time remote workers can find time to go to school or take care of other responsibilities like family or their financial investments.
6. San Francisco, CA- The Start-up Capital Of The World Is Also A Great Place To Work From Home
San Francisco is an amazing city that was once the home of the technology industry, but now attracts all types of professionals and has multiple job opportunities for remote workers. It's also a great place to start a new business and build your personal brand.
This means that there are free Wi-Fi networks all over the city including in bars, restaurants, and other places where there will be people you work with. There are also plenty of resources for remote workers such as meetups, social media groups, podcasts that can help you grow as a remote worker."
"On top of this, there are coworking spaces for remote workers in San Francisco. These spaces are great because they offer a community for remote workers to grow and help others grow in the same way. If you're looking for a coworking space in San Francisco, I recommend Freedom Works Place."
"San Francisco also offers many different job options for remote workers due to the amount of tech startups based in the city. This means that there will be plenty of opportunities available for people who want to work remotely and make it work towards their career goals."
7. Seattle, WA- The Biggest City In The Northwest Is Also One Of The Best Cities For Remote Workers.
Seattle is one of the best cities in America for remote workers. It has a large tech industry that attracts professionals from around the world. This means that there are plenty of opportunities for remote workers- both in the tech world and outside of it. There are also a lot of resources available for working remotely in Seattle."
"There are Wi-Fi networks that span across the city, similar to what you would find in most major cities, making it incredibly easy to work from home without having to worry about Wi-Fi connectivity."
"Seattle is also a great place for networking and growing your network. This is made even easier by the fact that there are a ton of great remote working events going on throughout the year, including meetups and social media groups. This will help you connect with other remote workers, which will help you find other employment opportunities outside of your current one."
8. New York City- The Biggest City In The World Is A Great Place For Remote Workers.
New York is a huge city and there are tons of opportunities for remote workers. It has a thriving tech landscape and many job openings in tech, marketing, design, and so much more.
This means that even if you don't work for a big tech company, you can still find plenty of great jobs outside of your industry that will help you grow as a remote worker."
"There are also numerous coworking spaces for remote workers in New York including Nomad Workspace and RISE, which gives you the benefit of having all the amenities of working from home but with the social networking and networking components that coworking spaces provide.
This means that if you're looking for ways to meet other remote workers in NYC, there are plenty of resources available. On top of this, there are free Wi-Fi networks for remote workers around the city- making it easy to get work done while you are out and about in the city."
Have you located your ideal home-away-from-home city? If you think I missed something obvious, what city do you imagine will be the best for remote workers in 2021? Let me know in the comments below! You can also find me on Twitter at @axerecruiting