Thinking about moving? Why not get paid to do it.
The website MakeMyMove.com lists all the places in the United States that are currently paying people to move there and the options are plentiful and intriguing.
If you're looking to make as much cash as possible for leaving the city behind, the coastal community of Southwest, Michigan tops the list with a whopping $16,000 offer! Just 90 miles from Chicago, the beachy town is rewarding new movers with a $15,000 forgivable grant for the purchase of a new home. You also get to choose from additional perks including an annual pass to local beaches, a one-year co-working space membership, car service to and from regional airports for a year, and two VIP passes to the 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
Michigan's generous offer is followed closely by Augusta, Maine, which offers $15,560 as well as additional benefits for STEM degrees and graduate degrees, and Montpelier, Vermont which will dish out $15,000 to new residents. If you're willing to move to middle America, Tulsa, Oklahoma—the home of the coolest park in the USA—is offering $10k and a co-working space membership and Topeka, Kansas issues a warm welcome with $10,000 towards your new home, or, if you're renting, a $5,000 subsidy of your living costs.
And it's not just tiny cities who are trying to get new residents. Baltimore is giving out $5,000 for a down payment on a new home and homebuyers will be awarded the funds in the form of a 5-year forgivable loan; Buffalo offers $2,500 in the form of discounted homes; Honolulu is luring people to the beach with $2,500 in deep travel discounts and a free co-working space; and tech professionals can get up to $2,000 for moving expenses to Savannah.
Already packing your bags? Be sure to cross-reference our list of the best places to live in the United States before you go. Happy moving!