The Essentials

Cities for Digital Nomads

The pandemic created a whole new breed of travelers. Digital nomads can — and often insist — on working from anywhere.


Powered by strong WiFi, laptops, smartphones, and at least one carry-on bag, this group of people can travel and keep up with their jobs without trading in vacation days.


So which cities have the fastest average download speeds, free WiFi hotspots, low monthly rent, and are closest to the airport?


Phoenix, Seattle, Austin, and Portland rank high as cities for digital nomads. And the number one U.S. city for digital nomads is Atlanta.