The top 15 cities for telecommuters in 2023

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on LawnStarter.

Freedom of location is one of the biggest benefits of remote work. With a strong Wi-Fi connection, you can take Zoom calls from a beach villa, a mountain chalet, or a lounge chair in your backyard.

To help you find the optimal spot for your telecommuter lifestyle, LawnStarter has selected the best cities for telecommuters in 2023.

We compared cities based on factors that are good for teleworkers, such as: B. Internet quality, cost of living and access to coworking spaces.

Check out our ranking of the best cities for remote workers.

1. Plano, TX

The top 15 cities for telecommuters in 2023Epiglottis / Shutterstock.comOverall Score: 67.11 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 19 Workplace Rank: 6 Connectivity Rank: 41 Affordability Rank: 6 Security Rank: 27 Amenities Rank: 94

2. Frisco, TX

Frisko, TexasAndrew Fuller / Shutterstock.com Overall Score: 67.02 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 6 Workplace Rank: 3 Connectivity Rank: 108 Affordability Rank: 2 Safety Rank: 5 Amenities Rank: 146

3. Tampa, FL

Tampa, FlaIlya Images / Shutterstock.comOverall Score: 65.69 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 55 Workplace Rank: 11 Connectivity Rank: 12 Affordability Rank: 32 Security Rank: 41 Amenities Rank: 51

4.Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GeorgiaSean Pavone / Shutterstock.comOverall Score: 63.99 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 31 Workplace Rank: 10 Connectivity Rank: 21 Affordability Rank: 77 Safety Rank: 149 Amenities Rank: 17

5.Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WashingtonEdmund Lowe Photography / Shutterstock.com Overall Score: 63.48 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 8 Workplace Rank: 29 Connectivity Rank: 10 Affordability Rank: 113 Safety Rank: 180 Amenities Rank: 78

6. Durham, NC

Durham, North CarolinaSean Pavone / Shutterstock.comOverall Score: 63.26 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 68 Workplace Rank: 42 Connectivity Rank: 4 Affordability Rank: 61 Safety Rank: 163 Amenities Rank: 69

7. Austin, Texas

Austin, TexasRoschetzky Photography / Shutterstock.comOverall Score: 63.06 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 32 Workplace Rank: 113 Connectivity Rank: 13 Affordability Rank: 36 Safety Rank: 135 Amenities Rank: 9

8. Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MissouriScruggelgreen / Shutterstock.comOverall Score: 62.55 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 121 Workplace Rank: 62 Connectivity Rank: 3 Affordability Rank: 29 Security Rank: 180 Amenities Rank: 182

9. Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, FlaSean Pavone / Shutterstock.comOverall Score: 62.23 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 135 Workplace Rank: 114 Connectivity Rank: 5 Affordability Rank: 60 Security Rank: 104 Amenities Rank: 4

10. Charlotte, NC

Charlotte North CarolinaKevin Ruck / Shutterstock.com Overall Score: 62.08 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 47 Workplace Rank: 52 Connectivity Rank: 22 Affordability Rank: 45 Safety Rank: 128 Amenities Rank: 48

11. Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, North CarolinaSharkshock / Shutterstock.comOverall Score: 61.96 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 51 Workplace Rank: 61 Connectivity Rank: 23 Affordability Rank: 41 Security Rank: 61 Amenities Rank: 87

12. Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas skylineSilvio Ligutti / Shutterstock.com Overall Score: 61.42 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 104 Workplace Rank: 83 Connectivity Rank: 27 Affordability Rank: 19 Safety Rank: 174 Amenities Rank: 38

13.Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TennesseeKevin Ruck / Shutterstock.com Overall Score: 61.39 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 82 Workplace Rank: 66 Connectivity Rank: 15 Affordability Rank: 65 Security Rank: 174 Amenities Rank: 25

14.Naperville, Illinois

Naperville, IllinoisSteve Cukrov / Shutterstock.comOverall Score: 61.32 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 7 Workplace Rank: 4 Connectivity Rank: 146 Affordability Rank: 7 Security Rank: 1 Amenities Rank: 52

15. Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TexasKevin Ruck / Shutterstock.com Overall Score: 61.30 Financial Incentive Rank: 7 Earning Potential Rank: 93 Workplace Rank: 153 Connectivity Rank: 7 Affordability Rank: 51 Safety Rank: 149 Amenities Rank: 10

methodology

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For each of the cities in this list, we’ve collected publicly available data and factors.

We then grouped these factors into seven categories: Financial Incentives, Earning Opportunities, Workplace, Connectivity, Affordability, Safety, and Amenities.

Next, we calculated weighted scores for each city in each category.

Finally, we averaged the scores for each city across all categories.

The city with the highest average score was ranked “Best” (#1).