The 5 Most Affordable Digital Nomad Destinations in the US

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Recognizing long-term solo travel as one of the top trends of 2022, popular home rental and booking platform AirBnB has unveiled the top 5 most affordable digital nomad destinations in the US This year. Naturally, major cities like New York, Los Angeles and luxurious Vegas were left out.

Female remote worker working from her laptop in natural setting, digital nomad concept

The United States isn’t exactly known for being a hub for digital nomads, mainly due to its strict visa rules, which keep out most long-term travelers, as well as the comparatively high cost of living. to other economic destinations such as Colombia or Brazil. For this reason, getting value for money can be a challengeespecially in large urban centers and tourist hotspots.

That doesn’t mean nomads on a tighter budget can’t settle in the US – they just need to know where to look:

The most affordable long-term rentals in the United States are…

Digital nomad working in a cafe

To define the five most affordable travel destinations in the United States, AirBnB considered the average price per night for popular destinations only, where more than 1,000 long-term stays were recorded in the first quarter of the year. Although “long stay” is not a fixed period, it generally refers to trips longer than two weeks or even longer than a month.

With that in mind, the best cities in the United States to live as a budget nomad include:

5. Angleton, Texas

Angleton in Texas, United States

Angleton is Texas’ incredibly economical destination in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area. A small town with less than 20,000 inhabitantss, it has AirBnBs at a moderate price $24.5 per night, much lower than Houston’s stratospheric $151, and a much more relaxed vibe than its neighboring metropolis.

In the commune, the nomads have a total of nine public parks to go for nature walks, in addition to being able to attend the Brazoria County Fair, the largest in Texas, when booking stays throughout October. Although off the main road, it is not at all difficult to get there: Angleton is just 43 miles south of downtown Houston and 18 miles north of Freeport on the coast.

This way, young travelers can easily head to H-Town for a night out while enjoying all the benefits of residing in a quaint, traditionally Texan location.

4. Lamberton, Minn.

Yellow Fishermans Canoe being pulled to shore on a lake in Minnesotta, USA

A two-hour drive southeast of Minneapolis, Lamberton is a Minnesota town of about 800 residents, nestled in the heart of historic Redwood County. The area is famous for its abundance of naturewaterfalls, rivers and nature trails, which travelers are actively seeking after being confined to their homes for two years.

By basing in Lamberton while exploring the beautiful surroundings, guests can expect to pay $24.4 per night, only a cent cheaper than Angleton, Texas. On the decline, Lamberton is much farther from a major city than its Texan counterpart, although its remoteness is exactly what makes it appealing to nature lovers.

As for cultural activities, popular attractions include Corn Carnival Day and other rural events.

3. Garretson, South Dakota

Sunset over the hills of North Dakota, USA

Yet another small town, Garretson has a population of 1,228 according to the 2020 census and owes its fame to the picturesque Split rock park, one of the most visited in Minnehaha County. In fact, it’s just 23 miles northwest of Sioux Falls, the state’s largest urban center, making it a popular weekend getaway for locals.

By choosing to stay in Garretson rather than downtown Sioux Falls, nomads will not only have much easier access to the unspoiled nature of the city, but also AirBnB rates approximately 82.3% lower. Instead of a stun $130 per nightbudget nomads can find comfortable rooms here for just $170.1 a week, or $24.3 per night.

If you’re a history buff, you might be interested to know that Garretson is associated with the legendary outlaw. jesse jamesbeing the site where he escaped a detachment after robbing the First National Bank in Northfield.

2. Catlett, Virginia

Man working in cafe, digital nomad concept

You may have started to notice a running theme here. Once again, a small town makes this list, assuming the second most affordable AirBnB destination for long-term travelers: Catlett, a historic town an hour’s drive from Washington DCand one of Virginia’s hidden gems.

Catlett is home to a historic district filled with late 19th and early 20th century landmarks, including a neo-Gothic church built in 1872. When it comes to accommodations, it’s no wonder so Thus. popular among remote workers: it costs only $21.8 per nightor 610 dollars on average per month, to live here as a nomad.

The city is particularly popular with culture vultures, having been added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 due to his key role in the american civil war.

1. Tulalip, Washington

Puget Sound in Washington near Tulalip

The final winner, Tulalip (or Tulalip Baylisten)) is a self-governing region of Washington State under the jurisdiction of the Tulalip Native Tribes. Offering visitors another nature getaway, it boasts a myriad of forest reserves and lakes, as well as being close to the iconic Hat Island.

The average price per night in Tulalip is a record $16.9 per night, making it by far the cheapest long-term rental offer on AirBnB in the United States. In nearby Seattle, the average monthly rate would be $4,590, or 89% more expensive to book. Interestingly, Seattle remains one of AirBnB’s most popular nomad destinations, despite skyrocketing prices.

Before booking a stay, visitors are encouraged to learn about the history of the place and its status as a protected and self-governing area of ​​Washington.

Remote worker working from his laptop in a natural setting

For more information on digital nomads, including countries launching specific visas for the category, be sure to visit this link.

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