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: https://www.rentcafe.com/blog/