A friend of mine wanted to find out which states are the best for introverts to live in. and since introverts seem to find it hard to live in some parts of the US where extroversion is the dominant trait, I’ve compiled a list of five of the best US states for introverts to live in. These are based on my own experience plus research on the internet.
Hopefully, this will convince introverts from other states to move or if you’re an out of state person, give you a reason to plan a visit.
What follows is the list in no particular order. If you think I’ve left anything off the list, reply and I’ll add it on.
5 Best States to Live in For Introverts
Colorado is an amazing state to live in. It has the Rocky Mountains, wilderness areas and clear sunny days. Boulder sits at around 5,400 feet above sea level and it’s a great place for someone with allergies or respiratory problems to move to without worrying that their health issues will get worse, which they would if you lived at lower altitudes.
the best city to relocate to for introverts in colorado is Boulder. It’s one of the most educated cities in America, it has a median income above average and requires little social interaction to maintain connections with other people or groups. At first glance, you may be fooled into thinking that Boulder is too small or too isolated but no city can be perfect. However, Boulder offers enough entertainment and nightlife for you to meet people easily but without having to engage in much social interaction.
At times Boulder can feel like it’s at times too exclusive or too self-absorbed. This is due to the fact that most of the residents are college graduates who have a very high level of education. They’ll appreciate your intelligence when you talk to them and they won’t make you feel stupid for not knowing every piece of information about a certain subject.
There are many introverts living in Boulder who commute on a daily basis to a nearby city to work. The distance between Boulder and Denver is only 14 miles making it perfect for moving into Boulder and commuting every day.
Many people don’t know much about Omaha or the state of Nebraska but it’s one of the best states for introverts to live in. Omaha is home to some great museums, places like Henry Doorly Zoo and Natural History Museum are amazing places to visit without having to leave. If you’re one of those people who like to sit in the corner at a party or would rather be home reading than socializing, then this is a perfect place for you. In Nebraska, the number of people who are in their own homes is 36% higher than those who are part of a household.
Many people believe that Nebraska is bland and boring but it’s really not if you look at it from the right perspective. One of the reasons why many people enjoy living here is because there isn’t all that much traffic, you can drive for miles without running into a traffic jam.
Also, if you’re into sports, you won’t be disappointed by the quality of sports teams. It’s been said that “Nebraska is full of Husker Fans who are just as passionate about their team and their school as any other fan base in the country.”
Get out of Omaha and visit Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska, and home to many unique shops and places like “The Haymarket District” or check out places like Byron Nelson golf course.
If you want a lot less traffic but still want to be able to get around without any problems, take a drive just outside of Omaha in places like Council Bluffs. There are also some great parks and trails near this area that you can enjoy during nice weather.
Some people prefer to stay close by so they can do introverted activities like studying or reading.
Nebraska is home to many libraries and some of the best high schools in the country so if you’re one that prefers to be close by when doing your work, then this is a perfect place for you.
If you’re looking for some quiet time or just don’t like the hustle and bustle of life, then take advantage of all that Nebraska has to offer!
New Hampshire has some of the best public schools in America which make visiting colleges easier and it has the lowest population density in the US. New Hampshire has so much nature that it feels like you’re living in a national park without paying an entrance fee. It’s relatively easy to travel from one place to another and if you don’t want any social interaction, just stay home and go to work.
New Hampshire may be more expensive to live in than some of the other states but it’s a great place for an introvert. Also, if you want to move out of New England you have more options.
What makes this state an “introverted” one :
The people here will let you do your own thing but they do have a sense of community. The smaller population size makes it so you will meet people but the communities are not as tight-knit. Also, there is no beach in New Hampshire unless you count Lake Winnipesaukee.
The only “con” for living here would be if you hate snow and cold weather because those can last from November to April.
Wyoming is a great place to be if you’re a huge fan of nature and would rather travel around the state where there’s wildlife, scenery, and peace than deal with other humans. The air quality in Wyoming is some of the best in America plus you can get organic food at most stores without paying too much. Wyoming is also home to some of the top engineering schools in America and it’s extremely affordable to get an education there.
Wyoming has a lot of museums, beautiful scenery, and plenty of outdoorsy stuff to do. While it’s true that you can get your fill in Wyoming if you like wilderness camping or hiking, if you have a more sophisticated side to your personality then there are still plenty of options for things to do indoors as well. If you want to live in a place where you can enjoy nature AND have the option to stay indoors and read, go out with friends, or see a movie whenever you want then Wyoming is the place to be.
It might be a little hard for people who don’t like warm weather or sandy beaches but on the plus side, you can see amazing wildlife and get around the whole island with your bike. There’s a lot of things to see and do but it doesn’t require you to have a huge social network or spend lots of money on activities so if you’re an introvert who hates spending too much, Hawaii is perfect for you. It’s also a great place for people who like to hike, go surfing and spend time with nature.
As an introvert living in Hawaii, you’ll have lots of opportunities to hang out at home, read books, meet new people online or do whatever it is that makes you happy. You’ll be able to find plenty of activities locally and there are many sights to see.
The fact that the weather is so comfortable year round means you can spend as much time as you want outside or inside. You’ll be able to find a job locally, interact with people and make friends without any real difficulty. If you’re an introverted artist, writer, or digital nomad then this place gives you a perfect opportunity to do all the things you want.
There you have it! I hope this list gave you a little insight into a few of America’s best states for introverts and maybe convinced you to visit.
Introverts, please make your suggestions in the comments below. I’d love to add more states but need some ideas first!