No office, no problem: Atlanta ranks among top 10 best cities to work from home

If lounging at home in your pajamas while completing job tasks sounds like the perfect work situation for you, then you’re not alone.

Remote work has increasingly become more appealing to job seekers and for good reason. A 2019 study from Owl Labs found that full-time employees who work remotely reported being happier in their jobs, which is 22% higher than those who never work from home.

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But there are certain cities where working from home works better than others and Atlanta is one of the places with those benefits.

In an analysis of the 50 largest U.S. cities, career advice website Overheard On Conference Calls discovered the best and worst towns for working remotely.

The findings were discovered by focusing on two factors: work factors and living factors. Work factors involved average Wi-Fi speed, co-working spaces per capita and coffee shops per capita. Living factors focused on cost of living and commute time savings.

The ranking was made by taking an average of these factors. As such, Atlanta placed 7th across the board.

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Top 10 cities to work from home

  1. Kansas City, Mo.
  2. Salt Lake City
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Raleigh, N.C.
  5. San Antonio, Texas
  6. Denver
  7. Atlanta
  8. Richmond, Va.
  9. Dallas, Texas
  10. Las Vegas, Nev.

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But when it came strictly to work factors, Atlanta lands higher on the list at no. 2.

Top cities with the best working factors

  1. Miami
  2. Atlanta
  3. Riverside, Calif.
  4. Seattle
  5. Salt Lake City
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. Denver
  8. San Francisco
  9. Orlando, Fla.
  10. Boston

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When ranking solely by living factors, Atlanta fell out of the top 10, dropping to no. 39. This is likely due to Atlanta's bad traffic and high cost of living. Meanwhile, Memphis, Tenn. came in last, having some of the slowest Wi-Fi speeds and low amounts of coffee shops and co-working spaces per capita.

Top cities with the best living factors

  1. Oklahoma City
  2. Salt Lake City
  3. Louisville, Ky.
  4. Buffalo, N.Y .
  5. San Antonio, Texas
  6. Kansas City, Mo.
  7. Columbus, Ohio
  8. Milwaukee
  9. Cincinnati
  10. Virginia Beach, Va.