15 Cities Paying People To Move There Right Now

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The pandemic dramatically changed the way people live – and perhaps even more profoundly – the way people work.

More workers than ever work from home, forgoing the commute and hours spent in an office for longer hours inside their homes.

Workers are not only changing the inside of their homes to make working easier, but they’re also changing the outside as well up packing up and moving to a new city.

According to a new study, 56% of Americans plan to move in 2021. This is compared to just 35% who moved in 2020.

In fact, between 14 and 23 million Americans are planning to relocate due to remote work opportunities. More than half (54.7%) are moving more than two hours away from their current location.

To make themselves more attractive to new residents, cities are actually offering money to convince people their town is the place to call home.

If you’re thinking of moving specifically for remote job reasons, MakeMyMove.com is a useful digital directory with info on every US city currently paying people to become residents.

MakeMyMove.com doesn’t just explain the terms of each city’s financial incentive to become official residents but provides specific information on every city, including population, the closest airport, average climate, median home value, internet speed rating, and even the distance to shopping centers and schools.

Currently, there are 37 cities listed that are offering compensation for new residents. Some cities are offering up to $16,000 to move within the city limits.

Three cities – Las Vegas, Chattanooga, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, are offering $1 for some unexplained reason.

Here are the top US cities currently offering financial incentives for new residents, according to MakeMyMove.

To see the rest of the list, check out MakeMyMove.com.

Chris Illuminati

Chris Illuminati is the author of five books and has written about personal finance, wealth, debt management, and entrepreneurship for numerous outlets including Wise Bread, Grow or Die, and Bankrate.