Make My Move
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Apr 6, 2021

Use This Website to Find All the U.S. Cities That'll Pay You to Relocate There

By Elizabeth Yuko

Over the past several years, a handful of states and smaller cities have tried to get members of the remote workforce to give up their big-city lives (and rents) to move to their town—luring them in with everything from cash, to land, to bicycles. While those offers may have been tempting before, a lot of office-based workers didn’t have the option of relocating to a new city and keeping their job.


But now, more than a year into companies realizing that their employees aren’t children who won’t get anything done unless the boss is in the room, the idea of packing up and starting over in Tulsa, Northwest Arkansas, or Vermont isn’t just appealing—for more people than ever, it’s a possibility. And now, shopping for a new hometown that’s vying for your residency has gotten easier, courtesy of a new website that puts all the information you need in one spot.


How to browse for a new city


The website is called MakeMyMove.com, and it operates like an online marketplace. Communities looking breathe new life into what were (likely) once-bustling cities and towns can create listings, letting remote workers know they’re looking for transplants and are willing to shell out some perks. On the other side of things, people interested in moving somewhere else can peruse their options.