10 Best US Cities to Be an 'Urban Hermit' You may never leave home in Chicago By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Oct 6, 2016 9:39 AM CDT 11 comments Comments The Chicago skyline. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) (Newser) – You don't have to live in a forest camp to be a hermit. Thanks to modern conveniences like Netflix and food deliveries, just about anybody, anywhere, can live the solitary life. Some cities, however, are better for "urban hermits" than others. Here are Estately's top 10 US cities, based on housing prices, Internet speeds, food and alcohol delivery services, and the percentage of home-based workers: Chicago Austin Washington, DC San Francisco Denver Dallas Tampa Miami Los Angeles Phoenix Click for the full list, or see the best US cities for beer drinkers.