Want a change of scenery? 10 cities that will pay you to move there
If you’re feeling restless and dreaming of moving to an exciting new city, there’s a website you want to hear about.
Makemymove.com shows all cities across the country that will pay you to move if you are a digital worker. With many non-essential workers working entirely remotely during the pandemic, where you live may not matter.
If you’re a digital worker and ready for a change, let your imagination run wild. Here are 10 cities that will pay you to move.
- 1 1. Tucson, Arizona – Up to $7,500
- 2 2. Morgantown, West Virginia – $20,000
- 3 3. Augusta, Maine – $10,000
- 4 4. The Shoals, Alabama – $10,000
- 5 5. Baltimore, Maryland – $5,000
- 6 6. Juneau, Alaska – $3,000
- 7 7. Honolulu, Hawaii – $2,500
- 8 8. Britt, Iowa – Free Country!
- 9 9. Chile – Up to $35,000
- 10 10. Ireland – Up to $208,000
1. Tucson, Arizona – Up to $7,500
If you love the desert landscape, Tucson is a great place to live. Remote workers selected for the program will receive over $7,500 in cash, benefits and relocation assistance. The good news is that you have a little time to plan for the reopening of the application system in the fall. Tap or click here to subscribe for more information about the process.
2. Morgantown, West Virginia – $20,000
With a population of about 137,000 people, consider moving to the Northeast US where the cost of living is well below the national average. In your free time, try rock climbing or take a walk through a forest path.
To be eligible for the $20,000 incentive, you must be at least 18 years old, have an existing full-time remote job with a company not based in West Virginia, and have a love of the outdoors. Tap or click here to take advantage of the offer.
3. Augusta, Maine – $10,000
Or continue northeast to Augusta, Maine, where you could qualify for over $15,000 in rewards. There are more specific guidelines for this offer, including living in Maine for the tax year, graduating from college after 2008, and other benefits for certain degrees, including STEM. Tap or click here to take advantage of the offer (and we hope you like maple syrup).
4. The Shoals, Alabama – $10,000
See the historic communities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia. You start your new life in this field with a $10,000 cash incentive. With an average home value of around $160,000, this could be a great place for a fresh start. Tap or click here to go to eligibility and how to apply.
5. Baltimore, Maryland – $5,000
Seafood anyone? Grab a crab cake in this legendary city when you’re relocating. You get $5,000 to buy a new house. This is one of the few big cities on the list, so check it out if you love city life. Tap or click here for more details.
6. Juneau, Alaska – $3,000
Head north to beautiful Juneau, Alaska, with a population of 31,000 and an average high temperature of 65 degrees. If you qualify, you’ll earn $1,000 per year with a total incentive of $3,000. Tap or click here to apply, then bring a net to catch as many salmon as you can eat.
7. Honolulu, Hawaii – $2,500
If you prefer a tropical destination, Honolulu remote workers receive deep travel discounts, free co-working spaces, and other perks. Also, the offer only requires a 30-day stay. Who says you even want to return to the continental US? Tap or click here to take advantage of the Paradise Offer.
8. Britt, Iowa – Free Country!
Similar to the west expansion, Britt, Iowa has the best deal on this list. Get a free piece of land to build on when you become a digital nomad in this city with a total incentive value of $10,000. This is a small town of just 1,900 people and home to the annual National Hobo Convention. Tap or click here to start moving to the Midwest.
9. Chile – Up to $35,000
Ready for a big change of scenery? Chile is the Latin American home of a diverse community of entrepreneurs who are always looking for more. With equity-free money and perks, training, networking, and other perks, Chile with incentives of up to $35,000 could be just what you’re looking for. Tap or click here to learn more.
10. Ireland – Up to $208,000
Ireland has a similar program called New Frontiers for young entrepreneurs with big business ideas. If you think you’ve got the next big idea and don’t mind taking a trip across the Atlantic, check out what Ireland has to offer. Tap or click here for everything you need to know about New Frontiers.
If none of the options on this list work for you, tap or click here to learn more about what MakeMyMove has to offer.
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