'Zoom towns': US remote workers are heading to smaller cities

  • Living
  • Saturday, 14 Nov 2020

Many workers in the United States are now considering moving to small towns that until now were seen mainly as holiday destinations. Photo: AFP

A third of the United States' office employees work entirely remotely and a further 25% do so from time to time, according to a recent analysis by Gallup. For many, this offers the chance to leave the big city behind for what are now being called "Zoom towns."

Bigger spaces, fresh air, no long commutes or traffic snarls: what might have seemed a distant dream suddenly became a reality when the Covid-19 pandemic obliged many office workers to switch to remote working.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Living

Could an oilseed plant be the future of greener aviation fuel?
Daddy brain's Tales of John Whale... no, not John the Whale, just John Whale
Recovering from emotional infidelity starts with open communication and honesty
The world is bankrolling the climate crisis
Why dyslexia is touted as a superpower
5 popular sofa types for your living room
Offset the negative impact of sitting by doing 22-minute exercise daily
In Ukraine, cinema seeks to give a glimpse of normal life amid war
2-storey Malaysian home in Johor done up with relaxing, beach-home vibe
The next time you feel pain, listen to your sad song playlist to feel better

Others Also Read