For some employees, remote work means fitting their pandemic workdays around beach strolls in Montauk or ski runs in Aspen. We put together our favorite “Zoom town” work space picks, from the Maine Coast to California’s wine country.
The pandemic is changing the American landscape, plucking workers out of the metropolis and scattering them across the country, to smaller communities with more space, easier access to the outdoors, and other amenities 9-to-5 employees tied to downtown offices previously had to forego. Communities seeing a sudden influx of remote workers have been dubbed “Zoom Towns,” and they’re popping up from New York’s Hamptons and Hudson Valley to California’s wine country. We rounded up seven spaces we love in pandemic escape-worthy, not-so-big cities across the U.S.
6571 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Coworking in the Hudson Valley? Just off the Taconic Parkway to New York City and a six-minute drive from the Rhinecliff Amtrak station, cooperatively-owned community center CO. features shared workspaces, a vibrant event venue and tech amenities for individuals, start-ups and companies of all sizes. At CO., high design meets an amenity-rich space optimized for productivity and inspiration. Learn more here.
427 Mendocino Ave., Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
If you’re riding out the pandemic working remotely in Napa, Sonoma or St. Helena, but you need to get out of the house: In the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, pet-friendly coLAB brings innovators, entrepreneurs, freelancers and forward-thinking individuals together not only to work, but collaborate, connect and create. This Safe Space™ offers open desk seating, private offices, member-exclusive workshops and events and networking groups. Amenities include a kitchen and a receptionist. Book a desk here.
670 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976
Need a coworking space in the Hamptons? In the heart of Water Mill village, The Spur’s “Spur South” Safe Space™ hosts its growing community of over 150 entrepreneurs in spacious new lounge area, conference space, and private desks with sound-proof phone booths, a shared concierge for guest reception, and other amenities. See more pics of the space here.
Venture X Charleston at Garco Mill
4900 O’Hear Avenue Suites 100 & 200
Charleston, SC 29405
Best spot for remote work in Charleston? Venture X is a one-of-a-kind workspace in the renovated Garco Mill in North Charleston. Convenient to downtown with breezy access to I-26 and I-526, this Safe Space™ offers a variety of private offices and coworking spaces decked out with amenities including mail service, high-tech meeting rooms, coffee and tea and more. Learn more here.
The Space On Main
174 Main St.
Bradford, VT 05033
Entrepreneurship, collaboration, creativity, and innovation come together in this scenic Vermont coworking space: The Space On Main is a 7,000-square-foot nonprofit community-based space for remote work, makers, conferences and events and art openings in the heart of the VT/NH Cohase Region. Book a desk here.
520 East Cooper Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611
Looking for flexible office space in Aspen? Since its launch in early 2019 visiting executives, part-time residents have been closing deals between ski runs at ALT-Aspen. Private offices and event spaces offer generous gear lockers and tech amenities, whether you’re working from a cozy lounge with faux fireplace and mid-century mod furniture or a private phone booth. See the full list of amenities here.
40 Main St.
Biddeford, ME 04005
A coworking space 20 minutes from Kennebunkport and under 30 minutes from Portland, this Safe Space™ offers Apple TVs for presentations, ergonomic workstations, standing desks, black-and-white printing, conference rooms, private phone booths, a screening room, whiteboard stations and a link to Maine’s creative community. Learn more about Think Tank here.