Sign up for the Austonia daily newsletter

become a member

People looking for adventure and working from home see Austin as a top destination, according to a new report.

Hopping from location to location with laptop in hand, "digital nomads" or those working from an unfamiliar home for a short amount of time, are making Austin a top destination to set their sights on.

In a new report by Zillow, Austin ranks No. 2 for top U.S. destinations for digital nomads—a popular trend to follow after a year of working from home due to the pandemic. Contributing to its ranking, Austin's page views for rental listings are the second highest of the metros studied, according to the report.

The study states Austin's live music, arts and culture are what make it a hot spot for remote workers. It ranked highest—even above top ranked Jacksonville, Florida—in amenities sought after by digital nomads. Also boosting it to No.2 status was cost and quality of furniture rentals and coworking spaces.


The inside of Giga Texas, Austin's Tesla plant. (Tesla)

Tesla has officially moved its headquarters from Silicon Valley to its under-construction Gigafactory in southeast Travis County.

Keep Reading Show less


At the cutting edge of tech, music and business are many successful leaders who not too long ago weren't old enough to drive or vote.

Keep Reading Show less

Austinites were the second happiest with the downtown area in the latest study with 15 markets. (CC)

Downtown may be recovering from the pandemic but the priorities residents want in their city center are changing, according to the City Pulse Survey done by design firm Gensler.

Keep Reading Show less