Portland Ranks 20th in Top US Cities For Remote Work List

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New studies suggest that some places are better for remote workers than others. Remote work doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, and now that many employees have the option to work anywhere they choose, remote work is here to stay.

All of these factors, as well as others, were taken into account by LawnStarter in a recent study that evaluated the 200 largest U.S. cities to find which were the best for remote work.

It determined weighted ratings for each city in each category after rating each city based on 20 different parameters. The scores for each city across each category were then averaged.

For instance, the study looked at the median home square footage in relation to the average number of household occupants, the number of co-working spaces per 100,000 residents, the proportion of homes with one or fewer occupants per room, and the median number of rooms per home when evaluating a city’s workspace.

On the list of the top cities for remote work, Portland was ranked 20th overall after all aspects were taken into account.

The city came in ninth for workspace and eleventh for connection, but it didn’t top any lists.

Seattle, which was rated fifth, Bellevue, Washington, which was ranked 24th, Spokane, Washington, which was ranked 41st, and Boise, Idaho, which was ranked 50th are other Pacific Northwest cities that got rankings.

The following are the 20 highest-ranked cities for remote work, according to LawnStarter: 

  1. Plano, TX
  2. Frisco, TX 
  3. Tampa, FL
  4. Atlanta, GA
  5. Seattle, WA 
  6. Durham, NC 
  7. Austin, TX 
  8. Kansas City, MO
  9. Jacksonville, FL 
  10. Charlotte, NC
  11. Raleigh, NC 
  12. Houston, TX 
  13. Nashville, TN 
  14. Naperville, IL 
  15. Dallas, TX 
  16. San Antonio, TX 
  17. El Paso, TX 
  18. Fort Wayne, IN 
  19. Carrollton, TX 
  20. Portland, OR

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