Thinking About Moving? These Cities Will Pay You To Move There

Moving to a new house, let alone a new state, typically comes with a pretty hefty price tag, but did you know that some cities will actually pay you to move there? It may sound too good to be true, but there are a variety of relocation deals out there that are designed to attract newcomers. Compensation ranges from straight cash to perks, and most valued are the 5-figure offers that go a long way in easing the ever-rising cost of living. To be eligible, you are required to stay at least a year — sometimes longer — and some deals are only available to certain groups — such as remote workers — and may require a minimum income. Here’s a short list of the states that currently have offers on the table:


West Virginia: Those moving to West Virginia will receive a package consisting of a cash incentive of $10,000 — and an additional $2,000 if you stay for 2 years — plus free outdoor adventures valued at $20,000.

Topeka, Kansas: Topeka offers applicant incentives of up to $15,000 to move to the state capitol. Those willing to take a job in the city will receive $10,000 in funds for rent and up to $15,000 for a future home purchase. Military veterans and former Topeka residents will be provided with an additional $5,000 if they accept a job that pays $50,000 a year, with the minimum time to live there being one year.

Tulsa, Oklahoma: Those who choose to move to Tulsa will rake in a cool $10,000, paid in cash. The deal is specifically aimed at remote workers. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must stay in Tulsa for a minimum of one year.

Poplar Bluff, Missouri: Hidden in the foothills of the Ozarks, Poplar Bluff is offering a pay package valued at $11,000 to anyone who will move to the small town. The offer consists of $5,000 in cash for relocation for at least a year, as well as a one-year membership to a co-working space. Further enticing remote workers is a $100 gift card to a local office supply store, along with $175 off any 2-night stay at a nearby Hampton or Holiday Inn.