11 Places That Will Pay You to Live There

Working remotely? You may want to check out these places that'll pay you to move there.

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Places such as New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C. (all among our list of the Most Expensive U.S. Cities to Live in) and other large cities are popular destinations for young professionals. And for good reason: Better job prospects there generally outweigh the high cost of living.

How much would it take for smaller, more rural destinations to balance the equation? What if, as a remote worker capable of serving your out-of-state employer from afar, an abundance of open jobs where you live wasn’t such a concern? We found nearly a dozen places across the U.S., plus one in Canada, that are using creative incentives -- from down payments on homes to student-loan reimbursements and more -- to attract and keep residents and workers. Would you take the deal?

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Rivan V. Stinson
Ex-staff writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Rivan joined Kiplinger on Leap Day 2016 as a reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. A Michigan native, she graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 and from there freelanced as a local copy editor and proofreader, and served as a research assistant to a local Detroit journalist. Her work has been featured in the Ann Arbor Observer and Sage Business Researcher. She is currently assistant editor, personal finance at The Washington Post.