Report: The #1 Small Town for Remote Work in America

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Are you one of the millions of Americans working from home due to the pandemic? While you may be saving money on commuting costs, other expenses could be weighing your wallet down. Even though you don’t have to go to the office, you could be saving more money living in another location!

A recent report from HireAHelper shows what it considers to be the most remote-friendly towns across the United States.

To come up with its rankings, the moving services company created an algorithm that takes into account each town’s amenities like internet accessibility, cost of living, and other factors.

Here are some key findings in the report, which ranks towns on a 100-point scale:

  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the #1 remote-friendly place in the United States.
  • Delaware has three cities in the top 10.
  • Cities in the Northeast make up four of the top 10 locations.

On HireAHelper’s site, you can filter the rankings based on financials, work amenities, comforts and conditions. With all factors considered, here are HireAHelper’s best places for remote work in America.

10 Best Towns For Remote Work in America

Rank City Score
1. Gatlinburg, Tennessee 73.27
2. New Castle, Delaware 71.77
3. Lewes, Delaware 66.21
4. Collingswood, New Jersey 63.84
5. Leland Grove, Illinois 63.76
6. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 62.94
7. Manitou Springs, Colorado 62.67
8. Southport, North Carolina 62.6
9. Nevada City, California 62.46
10. Winter Park, Florida 62.13

See all 50 towns in HireAHelper’s rankings.

No matter where you live, if you’re looking for a remote job, you need to be cautious:

“While more job boards than ever are posting remote jobs, most still do not screen and verify that every remote job they post is legitimate and not a scam,” says Brie Reynolds, a career development manager and coach at FlexJobs.

Interested in working from home? Find out some other expert tips to help you find remote work.

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