$10,000 Cash


Low Cost of Living


Welcoming Community


Creative Culture

  • Minimum Annual Income of $52,000
  • Able to Move to the Shoals Within 6 Months
  • Full-Time Remote Employment or Self-Employed Outside Colbert and Lauderdale Counties
  • 18+ and Eligible to Work in the United States

Here’s how the Shoals’ quality of place compares to other major cities:

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Delicious Dining

Experience fine dining at Odette, Yumm Thai Sushi & Beyond, or 360 Grille. Grab a coffee with friends at Rivertown or Turbo. If you’re feeling adventurous, have dinner in a cave at the iconic Rattlesnake Saloon.


The Q3 2022 median price of home sales in the Shoals was $204,917. In contrast, the U.S. Census Bureau reported a national median home price of $398,500 in Q3 2022.

Outdoors & Recreation

Go hiking at Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve or Shoal Creek Preserve. Take your pick of water sports, fishing, and kayaking on our beautiful lakes, or hit the 36-hole Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.


The Alabama State Income Tax ranges from 2% to 5%, based on income. There are zero local income taxes.


The population of the Florence-Muscle Shoals MSA 153,911.

Health & Fitness

Get centered at Yoga House Florence, push your limits at Rival Athletic Club, or hit the barre at GRIT Fitness. Stop by FLO Nutrition afterward for a post-workout pick-me-up when you’re done!


If you run an LLC or S Corp as a self-employed remote worker, the minimum Alabama Business Privilege Tax is a cool $100 annually. The tax is based on your net worth and runs from $0.25 to $1.75 for every $1,000.

Music & Live Events

Celebrate the Shoals’ rich musical history by touring the iconic recording studios where Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and many more cut hit records. Plus, enjoy festivals like the W.C. Handy Music Festival, Billy Reid Shindig, Smoke on the Water, ShoalsFest, and more.