4 of the Best Texas Cities for History-Loving Digital Nomads to Consider as Their Next Destination

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By Sharon Redd

The number one benefit of being a digital nomad is the ability to work from anywhere. This opens up a world of possibilities in terms of places you can travel to and work from, studying history to your heart’s content. Top cities in the US and across the world are often advertised as the best options in most blogs, this article explores four hidden gems across the great state of Texas that will serve as the perfect destination for your remote working lifestyle while also satisfying your passion for history. But first, take a quick look at what is needed to be successful as a digital nomad, courtesy of Legends of America.

Gear Up

Dog at the computer keyboard.

Legends’ Joey Squirrel loving the Digital life in Texas.

To embark on the digital nomad lifestyle, it’s crucial to assemble a set of essential gear that allows you to work and live flexibly from various locations. A reliable laptop with sufficient processing power and portability is the cornerstone of a digital nomad’s toolkit. A reliable internet hotspot device ensures a stable internet connection, crucial for remote work. Additionally, a lightweight and durable travel adapter accommodates various plug types in different regions. Finally, consider a compact yet comfortable keyboard and mouse to enhance your workspace setup wherever you go.

Education and Earning Power

Some different careers that have gone nomad that might surprise people. Here are a few:

  • insurance agent/adjuster
  • teacher
  • legal officer/advisor
  • real estate agent
  • psychiatrist/therapist/counselor
  • customer care agent
  • engineer
  • nurse/healthcare

If you do pursue a nomad-style career, boosting your credentials can improve your earning power.  In healthcare, for example, earning an online master of science in nursing degree can open up numerous opportunities in the wellness industry. It equips you with advanced knowledge and skills, positioning you as a highly specialized and knowledgeable professional. Whether you pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a focus on nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse administrator, or another specialization, you gain expertise that sets you apart in your chosen area.

Gather your tools, determine whether specializing in something will be of benefit to you, and map a route to these history-laden destinations!

Enchanted Springs Ranch, Boerne Texas

Scene from the Enchanted Springs Ranch, an Old West theme park, special-events venue, and frequent movie and television-commercial set in Boerne, Texas, northwest of San Antonio. Photo by Carol Highsmith.


Boerne is a fairly small city with a population of less than 20,000, located just 40 minutes away from San Antonio. Hence, digital nomads get to experience the best of both worlds – the scenic beauty of Boerne and the conveniences that a large city such as San Antonio offers.

When in Boerne, a visit to Cascade Caverns is a must. It is a widely popular cave known for its archaeological and historical significance. Similarly, other natural beauties of the area include the River Road Park, which serves as the perfect place to wind down after a long day at work, and the Joshua Springs Park and Reserve is the best weekend getaway option.

Spring Branch

As reported by Dwellics, the median household income in Spring Branch is $132,929, which is the highest in Texas and the United States. Additionally, living in Spring Branch is significantly cheaper than the national average cost of living, making it one of the best places for digital nomads to savor.

While the city already has 100,000+ residents, there are numerous housing projects currently being completed that will increase the number of accommodation options at your disposal. This city is also surrounded by nature, the most notable attraction being the Guadalupe River State Park, where you can choose to:

  • Camp in one of the 85 campsites
  • Paddle a canoe in the Guadalupe river
  • Go for a hike around the 13-mile trail
  • Become a member of the ranger programs and participate in weekly activities

New Braunfels is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, as reported by the Census Bureau. Additionally, it is considered one of the best 50 American cities to live in. This growth is the result of a local economy that has been thriving for the better part of the last two decades. Prominent industries in the city include:

  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Telecom
  • Specialty Foods

As a digital nomad, this New Braunfels provides the perfect environment to thrive professionally while living away from the bustle of large cities.

Dripping Springs

For nomads whose priority is to experience a rural lifestyle, Dripping Springs is the place to be. The city has a population of less than 5000, however, it provides all the amenities one needs to live a comfortable life, such as – grocery stores, coffee shops, health centers, parks, and more. Additionally, the city hosts cultural events frequently, providing you ample options to explore as post-work activities. My Curly Adventures provides a list of things to do on quaint, historic Mercer Street in Dripping Springs.

A distinguishing feature of this city is its Dark Sky initiative, which is a program led by locals to keep light pollution in check. As a result, residents daily enjoy a clear and beautiful night sky unmatched by views you’ll get in any other town or city.

New Braunfels

Exploring any of these four historic cities is bound to be a great experience. Gather the right tools and educational credentials to make the most of your visit and be able to work. Whether you visit for a day or stay a while, these significant but often overlooked destinations are sure to please!

©Sharon Redd, for Legends Of America, submitted February 2024.

About the Author:  Sharon Redd created Live All the Way to help others live life to the ABSOLUTE FULLEST. She believes life all the way is a life with all the toppings! It’s ordering guacamole and queso at the restaurant. It’s wearing those bright pink shoes, no matter what anyone else thinks. It’s using your formal china for every meal and hugging your friends every time you see them. It’s eating ice cream for breakfast and so much more. Her goal, each and every day, is to live all the way and her mission is to help others do the same.

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