Finding a Coworking Space Near Me: An Ultimate Guide

The rise of remote work, freelancing, and entrepreneurship has redefined the work landscape. Coworking spaces have emerged as hubs for collaboration, creativity, and community, offering a dynamic alternative to the traditional office. If you're in the market for a coworking space in your area, this ultimate guide will walk you through the most critical factors to consider, ensuring that you find a space that not only enhances your productivity but also aligns with your professional and personal needs.

Location, Location, Location: Why It Matters in Coworking

Choosing a coworking space isn't just about the four walls that house it; it's about the neighborhood and accessibility. Here's why location is critical:

Proximity to Home and Clients

Consider a coworking space that bridges the gap between home convenience and a professional environment. It should be close enough to avoid a lengthy commute but not so close that you're tempted by constant distractions.

Accessibility by Public Transport and Parking

Your ideal space should be easily accessible, ideally within walking distance or a short ride from public transportation hubs. For those driving, adequate parking facilities or nearby spots are a must.

Local Area Amenities

A thriving neighborhood with diverse amenities will enrich your workday. From cafes to the gym, convenience stores to parks, a well-equipped neighborhood can offer a variety of experiences that complement your working environment.

In the Midst of Productivity: Space and Amenities

The essence of a coworking space lies in the services and amenities it offers. Here's how to assess the vital aspects:

Workspace Design

When visiting a potential coworking space, observe the layout and styles available. From open-plan areas for collaboration to quiet zones for focused work, the space should cater to various work modes.

Internet and Tech Infrastructure

Reliable high-speed internet is non-negotiable. Furthermore, check if the space is equipped with modern tech infrastructure, such as presentation equipment, video conferencing facilities, and IT support.

Additional Services

Some coworking spaces offer a range of services to help you concentrate on your work, like mail handling, printing services, and access to private meeting rooms.

24/7 Access

If you're a night owl or work across different time zones, a space with round-the-clock access can be a game-changer for your productivity.

The People Factor: Community and Networking

One of the biggest advantages of coworking is the potential to network. Here's why the community aspect is crucial:

Events and Workshops

A vibrant coworking community organizes various events, workshops, and networking sessions, which can be invaluable for your business and personal growth.

Member Profiles

Before committing, learn about the existing member profiles. A diverse community can offer you a wide range of perspectives and opportunities to collaborate.

Support and Mentorship Programs

Some coworking spaces provide formal mentorship and peer support programs, benefiting both newcomers and established members.

Balancing Life and Work: Facilities and Atmosphere

Finding a space that caters to your well-being is as crucial as finding a space that enhances your productivity:

Kitchen and Dining Areas

Prepare and store your meals in a well-equipped kitchen, save money, and build relationships with your office peers over a quick lunch.

Common Areas and Lounges

Comfortable lounges and common areas can be more important than you realize. They offer a space to relax, socialize, and even take a power nap.

Outdoor Spaces

A breath of fresh air can do wonders for your creativity and well-being. Look for a coworking space with access to outdoor areas like a terrace or garden.

The Nitty-Gritty of Costs and Membership

Understanding the financial commitment is the final step. Here's what to look out for:

Membership Plans and Flexibility

Explore the variety of membership plans to find the best fit for your working style. Some spaces offer day passes, part-time plans, or dedicated desks and offices.

Hidden Costs

Be aware of any extra costs not included in your membership, such as additional services, rental for event spaces, or fees for community activities.

Trial Periods and Refund Policies

To ensure the space aligns with your expectations, find a coworking space that offers a satisfactory trial period and transparent refund policies.

Long-Term Growth

Consider how the coworking space can accommodate the potential growth of your team, as well as your evolving business needs over time.

The Office Hunt Checklist

Before you start your search, use the checklist below to identify your must-haves for the ideal coworking space:

  • Location Priorities (proximity to home, clients, and amenities)
  • Workspace Needs (design, internet, and additional services)
  • People and Community (events, members, and support programs)
  • Life-Work Balance (kitchen, lounges, and outdoor spaces)
  • Financial Fit (membership plans, hidden costs, and long-term growth)
  • Your Gut Feeling (atmosphere and how you feel in the space)

Making the Decision

With the ultimate guide in hand, you're ready to start exploring coworking spaces near you. Keep the checklist handy as you visit different locations, and don't rush the decision. Take your time to discover the space that will not only serve as your professional oasis but also enrich your work-life experience. Happy coworking!


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17:56 14 Dec 23
David, Donna, Alex, and Jabari provide exceptional service at the Rockefeller Center! Their professionalism and incredible personalities make work at this space a true pleasure. I highly recommend Workspace by Rockefeller Group as a place to make your business successful.Shota BagaturiaBEKA MUSEUM
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Kendall ConroyKendall Conroy
14:32 30 Nov 23
David was so incredibly helpful and pleasant to work with! The booking process was easy, well-priced, and quick. Will definitely book again when I need a space in the area!
Carmen CarvajalCarmen Carvajal
03:11 27 Nov 23
Omid ZarehOmid Zareh
13:30 06 Nov 23
Over the weekend, David received an email, changed his schedule and personally attended to an urgent matter to help us BEFORE work Monday morning. He is incredibly professional, and looks to solve problems.
Rhona BryantRhona Bryant
21:07 15 Jun 23
Happy Birthday Alex! Enjoy your day!🥳🎂🎈
David KronenbergDavid Kronenberg
21:06 15 Jun 23
Thank you Workspace for the great office space at Rockefeller Center. And, Happy Birthday Alex Garcia! We could not maintain and function our law practice so smoothly without Alex's assistance on a daily basis. Thanks again Alex!
gerard mccabegerard mccabe
18:36 15 Jun 23
Alex Garcia is a critical member of my team. His contribution to my operation is just terrific. Thank you Workspace for hiring such a talented individual
Katlyn ThomasKatlyn Thomas
15:17 15 Jun 23
On the occasion of the birthday of Alex, who commandeers the mail room for all of us, I wish to highlight the professional and courteous service he has provided throughout the years I have known him. Good work, Alex! Keep it up.
A Google User
A Google User
13:15 15 Jun 23
Workspace is a very professional and comfortable environment. Alex has always been friendly, helpful and fun to talk to. All of us at GWI Engineering Consultants wish him a very happy birthday!
Ricky BolanderRicky Bolander
13:15 15 Jun 23
Workspace is a very professional and comfortable environment. Alex has always been friendly, helpful and fun to talk to. All of us at GWI Engineering Consultants wish him a very happy birthday!
Nadege SheehanNadege Sheehan
12:53 15 Jun 23
Happy birthday Alex! I am happy to take this moment to acknowledge Alex' outstanding performance. Alex demonstrates dedication, professionalism, and unwavering dedication to his role. What I really like about Alex is that he is always calm, charming and fun, and he picks up the phone promptly! Thank you Alex for the great work and happy birthday again!
Chevy ChevisChevy Chevis
04:19 15 Jun 23
Alex!! U were already a Rockstar! I would run from the office - to the stage - then to Jimmy Fallon - back home - and back to the office and u always made sure I had everything needed to prepare for my clients! But when I had musicians & clients all over the globe during the pandemic, u helped me pivot quickly. U really cared..even when you were 'in it' too! I cant thank u enough! RGBC Loves You! *Happy Birthday My Fellow Gemini! Enjoy the whole month...I am! :-)Best Wishes, Chevy & The Family!!!
Margaret SaraccoMargaret Saracco
15:13 14 Jun 23
Our company moved to Workspace in October and we couldn't be happier! It's a beautiful space in a fantastic location. The staff is so helpful and supportive! Alex is a pillar in the office---always ready to help out in a pinch! Thank you for everything!
15:09 14 Jun 23
I'm sharing this review for Alex. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! He always takes care of our team and clients and runs a tight ship with a smile on his face. I look foward to seeing him whenever I'm visiting the office. Thanks for all you do Alex!
Madison AlleyMadison Alley
15:06 14 Jun 23
Writing to give Alex a 5-star review! Alex has been such an amazing team member at 45 Rock and has been so helpful, kind and hardworking for all the years we have had the pleasure of knowing him.
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15:02 14 Jun 23
Happy Birthday, Alex! Thank you for your efficient and effective assistance, always! You are the BEST!
Allan HarariAllan Harari
15:00 14 Jun 23
Every work environment must have that particular kind of intangible glue that keeps the place efficient, professional and consistently functioning. Lucky to have Donna onboard to elevate the mundane!
Lee PomeroyLee Pomeroy
14:34 14 Jun 23
Alex - thanks so much for taking care of us, especially through the pandemic. Great to see your smiling face when we stop by. Very best birthday wishes. Lee & Anna
My team and I love workspace. Prime location at the heart of Manhattan at the one and only Rockefeller Center with sophisticated, warm and efficient spaces. The manegement and the whole team are impecable, professional, inclusive, kind. Rockefeller Group is a masterpiece in service and offering extraordinary benefits to its clients. Our fellow tenants are also amazing. Working from the office has become a very pleasant experience.
Kyle FreitasKyle Freitas
23:35 31 Dec 22
David and staff at workspace were excellent. Convenient, quiet, well equipped and professional work place. Thank you.
Jim OsgoodJim Osgood
16:34 21 Oct 22
Beautiful office space in the heart of Rockefeller Center. Top of the line technology and a helpful and friendly staff. If you need an office or meeting room, this is a great option!
Emmett Smith JREmmett Smith JR
20:00 20 Aug 21
The permier is great
Anre GarrettAnre Garrett
19:58 01 Jun 20
Five Stars hands down especially the service, accommodations and communication received during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prestigious address at a landmark NYC location at reasonable rate.
Jacqueline HoraniJacqueline Horani
08:08 27 May 20
100% the best coworking/mailbox space in Manhattan. They have gone above and beyond during Covid to make sure we are safe, to ensure we are getting our mail delivered, and daily updates. I already loved this place since I signed up just over a year ago, and found the contract reasonable and readable (without any screw you over terms like other places), very reasonable cancellation terms, and everyone is friendly and provides excellent professional customer service. Now during COVID, the owner himself is sorting all of the mail and sending it directly to us if requested so that everyone can stay safe and home as needed. I am so impressed and proud to have chosen a real human company to work with. Will recommend those to everyone I know! If this review helped you, let them know I said Hello and thank you for the great work!
Brian MayersBrian Mayers
22:36 12 Feb 20
We had a great meeting at this location. 👍🏽
Deanna SideriasDeanna Siderias
15:09 21 Aug 19
Definitely worth FIVE STARS!!!!! A cross the board 45 Rockefeller Center was EXCELLENT!!! The staff, service and environment was top-notch, the finest around. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience in one of the most famous locations in the world!!! RGBC is by far the best around! - Interstate Mechanical Services, Inc.
Jocelyn LawJocelyn Law
15:30 20 Aug 19
My organization has rented from RGBC the last 2.5 years and we love it! Not only is the location central, but we have enjoyed the large office spaces, amenities, professional atmosphere and the amazing team at RGBC. We had previously rented from other co-working spaces in the city but as a telephonic company, we needed more space and privacy and RGBC was the perfect fit. I highly recommend them!
Buff KavelmanBuff Kavelman
23:30 14 Aug 19
Wish I had found this space years ago!It is a great location with excellent staff and services. I'm very happy with the move here.
Keith GriffinKeith Griffin
18:54 25 Feb 19
For more than two decades I have been a customer of various business centers in New York City and throughout the United States. The staff and services at 45 Rockefeller Center are easily the finest I have ever encountered anywhere. Alex in the mailroom, in particular, gives us a peace of mind that is irreplaceable. The address is one of the most famous in the world, and the RGBC suite lives up to all expectations for that location. Definitely worth the Five Stars.