Malibu has been a coveted destination for years, its allure amplified by the recent rise of remote work and ‘van life.’ The city is seeing a surge of digital nomads, individuals who leverage remote work to lead a nomadic lifestyle, moving from place to place in a van or through short-term rentals. These trends have made the city’s 21 miles of scenic beauty accessible to many who couldn’t afford to reside in Malibu.
Recently, Malibu’s appeal to digital nomads was further highlighted when Crucial Constructs, a company that trains entrepreneurs, published a list of Malibu’s top beaches for these modern wanderers. El Matador State Beach took the top spot.
The article suggests that enjoying Malibu doesn’t necessarily require wealth, as it boasts numerous public beaches and spots to unwind, relax, and enjoy a fun-filled day.
Last year, the Outside blog also catered to this nomadic demographic with a “Remote Worker’s Guide to Malibu,” featuring a list of wifi-enabled coffee shops and coworking spaces.
However, Malibu faces its share of challenges. The city currently needs help with a housing shortage. It is in the process of reassessing its short-term rental policies to meet the housing needs of its existing residents.
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