Colorado Springs 2nd Best U.S. Destination for Remote Work this Summer

Working from home is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future, but some people are tired of feeling cooped up in their apartments and could use a change of scenery.

According to RENTCafé, Colorado Springs is the 2nd best travel destination for remote work in the U.S., based on its analysis of six factors: coronavirus infection rates, population size (under 600k), internet speed, cost of living, share of properties offering short-term leases and Google search volumes.

Here are the highlights:

  • Colorado Springs boasts a share of 60% apartment buildings with short-term leases. Renters looking to move temporarily, just for a change of scene, have plenty of rentals to choose from.
  • The cost of rent and utilities in the city reaches $1,473 a month, placing Colorado Springs on the budget-friendly side.
  • Out of all the cities we ranked, Colorado Springs has the third-best internet speed (168.5MBps), just enough for renters to go swiftly through a working day filled with Zoom meetings, emails and Netflix breaks.
  • Colorado Springs has the third-lowest COVID-19 rate on our list, of 5.6.
  • With a population of over 457k, the city offers that small-town vibe with countless opportunities for outdoor recreations. More so, it remains a popular destination among internet users, with more than 47,000 Google searches/month for travel-related keywords.

To see which other cities made the top 10 list, check out the full study:

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