Cincinnati Named One of the 10 Best Cities in the U.S. for Remote Workers

If you aren't planning on returning to the office anytime soon, Cincinnati may be one of the best cities to live in according to a recent report.

click to enlarge Cincinnati ranked highly on LawnStarter's list for its internet connectivity. - Photo: Surface/Unsplash
Photo: Surface/Unsplash
Cincinnati ranked highly on LawnStarter's list for its internet connectivity.

During the pandemic, remote work became the norm for a large swath of American employees — a boon for those in search of a better work-life balance and those conducting Zoom calls with a business suit on top and sweatpants on the bottom.

There are plenty of memes and jokes out there about people not wanting to go back to the way things were (see below), and if you aren't planning on returning to the office anytime soon, Cincinnati may be one of the best cities to live in, according to a recent LawnStarter report.

LawnStarter (yes, it's a website dedicated to lawn care but they also conduct research for assorted "top" lists) just ranked the 50 best cities for remote workers in the U.S. and Cincinnati showed up as No. 10.

The survey looked at cities that offer the best chance of success for remote workers by evaluating metrics including "remote job opportunities, internet connectivity, cost of living, and availability of personal workspace," says LawnStarter.

Cincinnati ranked No. 4 for best internet connectivity, which helped propel us to the top of the list, along with cost of living and the amount of co-working space.

Frisco, Texas ranked No. 1. In fact, half of the top 10 cities were in Texas, including Dallas (No. 3) and Austin (No. 6). The worst city for remote workers is Salinas, California.

See full methodology and results at lawnstarter.com.


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