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Austin Best City for Telecommuters

Posted on : 06-01-2011 | By : Sumina | In : Austin

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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:

  1. Austin
  2. Cincinnati, Ohio
  3. Atlanta
  4. St. Louis
  5. Raleigh, N.C.
  6. Cleveland
  7. Pittsburgh
  8. Charlotte, N.C.
  9. Kansas City, Missouri
  10. Nashville, Tennessee

What problems do I foresee? Well I’ve mentioned it in other posts before, but traffic is trafficgoing 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.

 

Read more: Austin best city for telecommuters, report says | Austin Business Journal

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