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Finding Your Home Base: The Top US Cities for Digital Nomads

Have you been thinking of packing your bags and hitting the road long-term? Working and traveling as a digital nomad entrepreneur is a great way to see the world while earning an income. While you’ll have the freedom to work and travel remotely, having a home base can offer some stability, opportunities for networking and collaboration, cost savings, and access to location-specific resources. It allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds—the freedom to travel and the benefits of having a consistent hub to support your entrepreneurial endeavors. Here are some recommendations from The Rolling Stowes to help you find your new home base!


Marketing Your Business on the Road

When it comes to marketing yourself on the road, networking is key. You’ll come across all kinds of networking opportunities while traveling around the US. Be prepared to hand out business cards to all your new contacts! Having well-designed business cards will lend a sense of professionalism and credibility to your interactions. They’ll also serve as a tangible reminder of your encounter and will help your contacts get in touch without searching through a sea of emails. You can find plenty of business card templates online that offer easy drag-and-drop customization. For example, give this tool a look! Just choose a template you like and add your own images, text, colors, and branding.


Denver, Colorado


Denver is an excellent city for entrepreneurs in industries such as technology, healthcare, and outdoor recreation. The city boasts a high quality of life, with easy access to stunning natural landscapes and a strong emphasis on work-life balance. According to Incfile.com, Colorado is also one of the most affordable states to form an LLC. The city’s low taxes and business incentives further draw entrepreneurs to the region. Plus, Denver’s central location is ideal for digital nomads who want to hop between coasts! To find a place to live, explore neighborhoods like LoDo (Lower Downtown), Capitol Hill, or Highland.


San Diego, California


If you’re looking for a laid-back coastal lifestyle, San Diego might be the city for you. San Diego boasts a growing startup scene, particularly in biotech, cleantech, and software development. The city provides numerous co-working spaces, networking events, and a supportive community of entrepreneurs. Look for networking opportunities through Startup San Diego, Creative Mornings SD, Biocom, 6 Degrees, and TEDx San Diego. Since the cost of living in San Diego is higher than in other parts of California or the US, consider co-living options.


Raleigh, North Carolina


Raleigh, along with the neighboring cities of Durham and Chapel Hill (The Research Triangle), is known for its strong technology and research sectors, making it an ideal home base for tech-oriented entrepreneurs. The region offers a collaborative ecosystem, access to renowned universities, and a relatively low cost of living. According to WRAL TechWire, Raleigh is considered the number one city in the US to launch an online business thanks to its high quality of life, favorable taxes, economic stability, and fast internet speeds. As a young professional, look for housing in Boylan Heights, North Hills, or Historic Oakwood.


Salt Lake City, Utah


Salt Lake City is a vibrant community of entrepreneurs with good access to venture capital and stunning natural surroundings for outdoor enthusiasts. Salt Lake City could be the perfect home base for your online business, especially if you’re a freelancer in the IT industry. The city is a central hub for many tech companies, including Adobe, EMC, Micron, Intel, Facebook, and Microsoft. Local singles and professionals flock to the neighborhood of Sugar House. Just keep in mind that real estate in Sugar House is always in high demand, so expect to pay more for rent than you would in other Salt Lake City areas.


As a digital nomad entrepreneur, finding the right home base is crucial for achieving a balance between work and travel. Whether you’re considering the cities in this list or somewhere else entirely, make sure your home base aligns with your personal interests and professional goals. And wherever you wind up, be prepared to network!


Are you looking for travel inspiration, tips for living remotely, or advice for working on the road? Check out The Rolling Stowes!


Brought to you by Julia Merrill

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