Written in partnership with our friends at Outsite
Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Best for: City vibes on the beach + media/creative work
Venice Beach is a start-up hub in Los Angeles, California. The neighborhood is right on the beach, with year-round warm weather and good surf conditions. There’s easy access to LAX Airport (ideal if you travel frequently), hiking trails in Malibu, and you can easily drive in-land to Joshua Tree. Snap, Bumble and StackCommerce are based here. Tempted to check it out? Check out Outsite Venice.
Bouldin Creek, Austin
Best for: Cozy neighborhood with warm weather
Naturally Austin is a hub for remote workers, with SXSW drawing in huge tech and creative crowds every year, and the city being home to many companies based in FinTech, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Bouldin is an easily liveable neighborhood, with many leafy, walkable streets and coffee shops. Austin can get hot and humid during summer (temperatures regularly hit the mid 80s), but for the rest of the year the city remains comfortable. Check out Outsite Austin.
City Park West, Denver
Best for: Digital nomads looking for ski season
Denver has become incredibly popular among ex-Angelenos and San Franciscans post-pandemic. The city offers outdoor activities on your doorstep and easy access to ski resorts. There are 2 lakes in the city park, plenty of running routes and Echo Mountain Resort is a 50 minute drive away. City Park West is a popular neighborhood for remote workers with plenty of bars, independent coffee shops and restaurants.
Brooklyn, New York
Best for: If you need easy access to the city
We couldn’t create a list of neighborhood recommendations without including one of the most diverse and fun places to live in the United States - New York. Brooklyn still offers a neighborhood vibe in the city that never sleeps. Choose from any cuisine in the world and hit up the office during the week, and on the weekend head to one of the city farmer’s markets or ramble through Prospect Park.
Encinitas, San Diego
Best for: Surfers with remote jobs
Encinitas has previously been voted one of the best surf towns in America, and feels like another world compared to many U.S cities. Encinitas offers beginner friendly surf breaks and an outdoor lifestyle - aided by year-round warm weather. It’s fairly common to be able to head to the beach during January, and if you want to go even further, you can head over the border and down to Baja California Sur.
North Boulder, Boulder
Best for: Small mountain town vibes and friendly people
Boulder is one of the "most booked" locations at Outsite. This is a low key mountain town with stacks to offer anyone who loves spending time outside. There’s a big craft brewery scene, and you can hit up hiking trails near the Flatirons and Sanitas on the weekend. If you are looking for more nightlife, University Hill is a neighborhood closer to the city’s bars and restaurants.
Heavenly, Lake Tahoe
Best for: Watersports and lakeside hiking
Tahoe has been a long-time favorite at Outsite - the short drive from San Francisco makes it an easy mountain town escape. Now, it doesn’t need to be reserved for weekends as remote workers have flocked there post-pandemic. It still has a small town feel, but all the amenities you expect from a city - a handful of gyms, restaurants, coffee shops and local bars. You can easily rent kayaks, bikes, SUP boards or boats in the summer, and in winter you’re at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Best for: Island life - on a Pacific Coast timezone
If you want to escape city life for a tropical island, you can still do this within the United States. There are direct flights to Hawaii from most of the States, including frequent routes to and from San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Washington and San Diego. If you prefer to go carless, Honolulu is easy to get around. The North Shore is perfect for surfing and hiking - check out the Banzai Pipeline, Lion's Head, and Kahuku Farms.