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5 Coworking Spaces You’ll Never Want to Leave

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Is it really possible to achieve work-life balance? Well, it may interest you to know that you’re probably already doing it.

There’s a common misconception about work-life balance. Generally, we believe it means attaining an equal balance between both work and personal activities — but in fact it’s much more fluid than that. According to WorkLifeBalance.com, your best individual work-life balance will vary over time, and the right balance for you today will probably be different for you tomorrow.

The key to work-life balance is not about splitting your day between work and lifestyle activities, but about attaining a sense of Achievement and Enjoyment on a daily basis.

As an entrepreneur or independent business owner you may already be ticking both of those boxes. But of course, these accomplishments are much more attainable if you’re in a position to set your own flexible work routine — and even more so if you’re within close proximity to your ideal lifestyle activities. Technology has made it possible for us to work virtually anywhere, and flexible workspaces enable touchdown workers to get the job done in their ideal location — be it near home, near the beach, in the city, or in a far-flung corner of paradise.

With that in mind, these five U.S. coworking spaces don’t just walk the line between work and life — they positively trample all over it. And that’s just fine with us.

Chevy Chase Pavilion in Washington D.C.

1. Cafe culture in D.C.

Get down to work in D.C. at this gorgeous coworking space in the Chevy Chase Pavilion. Located at the corner of Wisconsin and Western Avenues, the building has an impressive 11-story sky-lit atrium, a hotel, and three floors of shops and restaurants (including Maggiano’s and The Cheesecake Factory) not to mention its own beautifully designed coworking space. Gourmet coffee comes as standard, as does a friendly welcome and a great place to work. Check it out >

Brickell Arch building in Miami, Florida

2. Work meets play in Downtown Miami

Skirting the city’s sweeping coastline, Miami’s Brickell Avenue is famous for its ‘work meets play’ vibe — and this awesome coworking hub gives you the best of both worlds. Head into the iconic 36-storey Brickell Arch building and get to work in a luxurious work environment that’s also home to a fitness club, swimming pool, tennis courts, gardens, a restaurant, shops and a luxury hotel. Check it out >

3. Penthouse coworking in LAViews of Los Angeles from the top floor

Want a room with a view? This gorgeous penthouse coworking space in downtown Los Angeles has knockout views from its top floor vantage point. The moment you step out of the elevator, you can see all of Los Angeles including the ocean. Trouble is, you may feel a touch distracted by what’s out the window rather than what’s on your to-do list. Still, this space comes beautifully furnished and fully kitted out to help you find focus and channel your energy in the right direction. Oozing ‘wow’ factor and with a friendly staff on-site, this space is hard to beat. Check it out >

4. Cool vibe in Santa MonicaSilicon Beach in Santa Monica

A people-focused coworking space through and through, this awesome work hub is located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica’s Silicon Beach — LA’s hottest tech scene and a bustling spot between the beach and the 3rd Street promenade. Check in and get to work in a friendly community of entrepreneurs, tech startups, creatives and professionals from all walks of life. Check it out >

Ala Moana building on Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu

5. Island paradise in Honolulu

What better place to cowork than ‘The Gathering Place’ — Hawaii’s island of Oahu? Head into the buzzing city of Honolulu and see for yourself why it’s dubbed ‘the racing pulse’ of the island. It’s got the heritage, the beaches, the scenery, awesome shopping and restaurants, and of course a great work vibe. Check into the Ala Moana building on Kapiolani Boulevard and get to work in a beautifully designed center with fresh decor, comfortable furnishings and superb ocean views. Check it out >

BONUS: Coworking Near the Coast

You can’t get better work-life balance than an office by the beach. If that sounds like your idea of heaven, check out these awesome coworking spaces near the coast:

Doral, Florida:

This pro workspace is close to Miami International Airport and overlooks a lush golf resort — a great place not just for coworking but also for meeting clients. Once your working day is done, hop in the car and you’re on Miami Beach within half an hour — the perfect place to wind down after a busy day. Check it out >

Newport Beach, California:

From this coworking space at Newport Center, you’re only 5 minutes from the coast. Newport Beach boasts 10 miles of California coastline — head to The Wedge for awesome surf, check out the Balboa Pier, sink your toes into the sand at Corona del Mar State Beach, or head to Upper Newport Bay Beach for hiking and biking trails. Check it out >

West Palm Beach, Florida:

Sandy beaches, gorgeous shores, festivals, fine dining, electric nightlife, watersports… there’s more than one reason why West Palm Beach is known and loved the world over. As for business, you’ll fit right in at this stunning coworking space on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. Surrounded by lakes and waterways and a five-minute drive from Palm Beach itself, it’s like working in paradise. Check it out >

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