Best Cities for Introverts to Call Home
Some cities do a better job than others at appealing to the likes and preferences of introverts. While most people probably think small, quieter towns are the perfect match for introverts, we’ve found a good mix of larger cities that have peaceful sanctuaries to keep introverts at ease. Spacious parks, mountain ranges, coffee shops, and museums are just a few of the reasons that make the following places the best cities for introverts to call home.
Charleston, South Carolina
Not only is Charleston one of the most beautiful cities in the country, it’s also the most polite and hospitable, making it perfect city for introverts to settle down and plant their roots. Take a slow walk through the historic streets of Charleston while gazing at the detailed architecture of the amazing homes and store fronts. There are plenty of nooks and crannies scattered throughout the city or coffee shops like Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer to unwind and recharge your batteries.
The Pineapple Fountain in Waterfront Park represents the welcoming, southern hospitality the city is known for. Get in your car for a short drive out of town to one of the many Southern plantations in South Carolina for serene walks through gorgeous gardens and rivers! The beauty will attract you here, but the charm and hospitality will make you stay.
Where to Live: Elan Midtown Apartments
The Elan Midtown Apartments are some of the newest apartments in historic downtown Charleston! These pet-friendly apartment homes feature studio, one, and two bedrooms with elegant finishes and first class amenities including a pool deck with private cabanas.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs fits the bill as a city perfect for introverts for multiple reasons and even business owners are taking notice. One company, Logic Central Online, recently moved to the area to utilize the abundance of software engineers and computer science professionals to create a social media app designed for introverts. Think of blogs, podcasts, and video series where users share ideas and concepts rather than experiences.
Colorado Springs is also one of the most scenic and beautiful places in the country to go out and explore the great outdoors. Find a private spot to lay down and stare at the beauty of the Garden of the Gods or head to an open park or field to read a great book. Pike’s Peak and Seven Falls are other popular destinations for outdoor lovers, but there are also a handful of museums to explore like the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.
Where to Live: The Centre Apartment Homes
The Centre Apartment Homes offer spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes located in a secluded neighborhood, but still in the heart of the city. Take a stroll around the pet friendly community with your dog or head out to the mountains to enjoy the fresh, open air!
Madison consistently ranks at or near the top of best cities to live in the United States due to its affordability, low unemployment rate, and great schools, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Take a stroll through the university’s campus on your way to Picnic Point, a mile long peninsula on Lake Mendota’s south shore with dozens of miles of hiking trails and breathtaking views.
The Chazen Museum of Art is a popular escape for introverts to roam the variety of exhibitions that are displayed throughout the year. A monthly, solo trip to the museum is a great time for thought and personal reflection. The best part is, it’s totally free! After a trip to the museum, head to Moka for a cup o’ joe or an espresso in a very easygoing cafe with a super friendly staff that will make you feel right at home.
Where to Live: 306 West Apartments
306 West Apartments are located on a calm corner in downtown Madison just blocks away from the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. There are 1 and 2 bedroom homes with your choice of a polished concrete floor with modern finishes or walnut style floors with warm, classic finishes.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City is one of the most beautiful cities in the country and it’s begging residents and visitors to experience its outdoors. Take the scenic drive to Big Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch mountain range, which is home to 2 world class ski resorts, Brighton and Solitude. There are plenty of other adventurous outdoor activities like mountain biking or rock climbing, or you can bring your camping gear and spend the weekend relaxing in the open air!
For those not looking to venture outside the city, getting around is very easy. Salt Lake City has been designated as a Silver Level Bike-Friendly Community, perfect for those looking to avoid the crowded public transportation. The University of Utah’s Red Butte Garden is a gorgeous botanical garden with nature trails and an ever-changing display of colors. Take monthly trips to witness the change from the bright summer flowers to the warm, red twigs and branches in the winter.
Where to Live: Eaglewood Lofts
The Eaglewood Lofts are located in North Salt Lake City just minutes away from downtown. One of the big perks of living here is the amount of indoor and outdoor amenity space including 3+ acres of parks with access to running and biking trails and 2 fitness centers! These pet-friendly 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments feature high ceilings and plenty of open space to design your home to your liking.
While the D.C. metropolitan area is one of the higher populated regions in the country, there’s plenty of places to find solitude. One thing introverts will find enticing about D.C. is the amount of museums and art galleries you’ll find in the city, which make for a perfect place to sit and ponder. Check out one of the many Smithsonian Institutions like the beautiful Renwick Gallery or for a more comprehensive list, here are all the museums in the D.C. area! Be sure to check beforehand, but a lot of these exhibits are completely free!
Not only are there plenty of indoor activities to do, there are a variety of trails, parks, and hikes so you can experience mother nature as well. Go for a run or bike ride to clear your mind in Rock Creek Park or head over to Great Falls National Park for breathtaking views of the falls as you hike through the cliffsides of the Potomac River.
If leaving your home is something you’re trying to avoid, there are plenty of apps to use when you don’t want to leave your apartment like Drizly, Postmates, and more!
Where to Live: Park Chelsea at the Collective
Park Chelsea has studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes with 2 finish packages, upgraded appliances, and spacious closets. Whether you’re in the 20,000 sq ft courtyard or on the expansive rooftop, there are a ton of different places to lounge and have some alone time. Park Chelsea is conveniently located at the center of it all so you’ll never have to go far from your home, if at all.