AOL Daily Finance reported earlier this month that Austin ranks as one of the best cities for telecommuters. How so you ask?
The factors were a a mid sized city (1 million or so in population), average living costs, good education, good health ranking. Of course local technology and high-speed internet are a must as well.
It’s hard to be working from home and paying $5,000 a month toward a 2 bedroom apartment in an expensive city, when you could be in say Austin (#1 on the list), or Raleigh (#5). Of course, I’m pretty biased toward Austin with our amazing live music scene and focus on local business.
The top ten best cities for telecommuting are:
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- St. Louis
- Raleigh, N.C.
- Charlotte, N.C.
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Nashville, Tennessee
What problems do I foresee? Well I’ve mentioned it in other posts before, but traffic is going to continue to be an issue. Hopefully more people telecommuting, the increase in flex-time work hours, and the the eventual increase in people willing to take the MetroRail… will alleviate some of those issues. But I really think its going to get worse, much worse, before it gets better.