Chandler among 50 best U.S. cities if you are a remote worker
With remote work migration on the rise, we uncovered the most desirable cities to move to across the nation if you work remotely. In particular, cities in the nation’s Southeast — led by Greenville, S.C., Raleigh, N.C. and West Palm Beach, Fla., proved to be the best locations for working remotely this year by offering the best mix of features, affordability and remote work-readiness. Chandler ranks No. 32 among the best U.S. cities if you are a remote worker. That is the highest ranking for any Arizona city.
Nowadays, if your job is fully remote, it’s common to say goodbye to your hometown and move somewhere else for a few months (or forever) in search of a better, cheaper life. In fact, the internet abounds with stories of people who did exactly that. A recent Upwork study unveiled that 4.9 million Americans have already relocated due to remote work and almost 19 million more are predicted to do so in the near future.
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However, if you’re going to upend your life and go through the trouble of moving across the country, you should choose your new location carefully. That’s why we created a unique index that shows you the cities in the U.S. where remote workers truly get the best value for their money, as well as the best features for a great work/life mix.
With this purpose in mind, we analyzed and weighted 19 relevant metrics for 150 cities, using proprietary and external data, such as cost of living, apartments with short-term leases, rental demand, number of high-quality apartments, short-term rentals, rental rates, coworking spaces, percentage of remote workers, internet speed, and much more. The final city ranking is determined by the combined score in all 19 metrics.
So, if you’re ready to move, look toward the South and Southeast, where we identified several cities that offer the perfect balance between comfort, value, leisure and remote work-readiness. Specifically, Greenville, SC, Raleigh and Durham, NC, West Palm Beach, FL, and Tampa, FL came up on top as the most desirable places for remote workers. Other towns in Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Maryland rounded out the top 10.
Renters Who Work from Home Do It Best in the South or Southeast
Here are the top 50 U.S. cities where you’d want to move if you are a remote worker: