Despite the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out around the country, it's safe to say it'll still be some time before the work force returns to the office — if it returns at all. (Some companies like Twitter have announced a permanent transition to optional remote work for employees who want to WFH for good.)
In either case, for now it's all about that remote work life, which means there's no better time to move to a totally different city or town to spice things up a little bit — or to find a better quality of life with a lower cost of living.
If you're not entirely sure where to go, Money has you covered. The publication has released a list of the top 10 places to live for a WFH life. The website "analyzed 157,000 data points across nearly 2,000 cities and towns in the U.S." and factored in metrics like safety, cost of living, proximity of housing to parks, and, perhaps most importantly, access to fast internet. Check out the full list below.
- Reston, Virginia
- Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
- Naperville, Illinois
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Roseville, California
- Parker, Colorado
- Cedar Park, Texas
- Portland, Oregon
- Greenville, South Carolina
- Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.