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Remote Working: The Best Cities in the U.S. To Work From Home
There are now millions of people that work from home in the U.S. and that number continues to grow each year. According to a Gallup aPoll, more than 40% of the current workforce works remotely, at least for a portion of their work week.
Employers are starting to get in on the trend as well, with more companies offering a flexible work arrangement than ever before. It can be a particularly useful tool in trying to lure in top flight talent, especially in certain industries like finance, insurance, and tech.
The ability to work remotely offers a lot of freedom, not only in terms of comfort during working hours, but is also offers many people the opportunity to live in a place of their choosing. We decided to put together a list of five of the top cities to live in for remote workers.
Factors considered in making this list included willingness of employers to allow working from home, local industries that support remote working, and cities that offer the enjoyable life and leisure activities that allow you to enjoy the perks of working at home.
Charlotte is one of the cities that you’ll find on almost every list of the best cities to live in as a remote worker. It’s attractive to telecommuters since it’s a city that embraces the option in many industries, most notably their strong banking and finance sectors. Charlotte is also very affordable compared to other cities that are considered prime spots to work from home. Add in a healthy dose of festivals and outdoor events, the notoriously great food in the area, and the nice weather and you’ve got a great city for working form home.
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City is one of the unsung heroes of this list. Most people are familiar with the great food, culture, and music scene of Kansas City, all of which are appealing, but it’s also a great destination for remote workers. It’s not only a very affordable city in which to live, but it also has a free public streetcar system that runs through downtown, making it easy to get from one place to another.
While it doesn’t have as many coworking spaces or WiFi work spots as some other cities, there’s still plenty of options.
Milwaukee is another one of the more affordable cities that’s still a desirable place for the work-from-home community. It’s a quickly developing area with many colleges in the area, as well as the WiFi equipped coffee houses that go along with them. Milwaukee also offers a good nightlife and music scene with several festivals each year. Like Boulder, Milwaukee also has an excellent beer scene, so much so that it has earned the nickname of “The Beer Capital of the World.”
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It should come as no surprise that Seattle makes the cut for a list about the best cities for off-site workers and entrepreneurs. With a tech industry that is a close second to San Jose, CA and the industry powerhouses that grew from it, Seattle has a lot to offer. There are tons of pubic options and coworking spaces for getting work done, not to mention that WiFi can be found just about everywhere. It’s not a cheap place to live, but the pay scale tends to be higher than in other parts of the country.
Atlanta is another top city for those that prefer the digital workplace over a conventional office. Working from home is popular in the area since companies are open to it and the traffic can make it a very appealing option for potential employees. Not to mention there are so many apartments for rent in Atlanta to choose from! Like Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta is a very affordable in comparison to the other cities that rank highly for working from home. Like the others on this list, the city has plenty of available coworking spaces and coffee shops.
Remote Working Resources
Best Cities To Work Remotely – A very handy resource that helps you decide on the right city for you as a remote worker. You can choose from 16 different categories that address what’s important to you, and you can also search for cities that match your criteria in specific geographical regions of the U.S.
Work From – An online tool to help you find the best places to work remotely in any city. Simply type in the name of a city and a listing and map pop up with several cafes, restaurants, and coworking spaces that are great for getting some work done.