Tampa and Florida cities rank best for remote work. As remote and hybrid working continue to gain popularity, a fresh study has ranked three cities from the Sunshine State among the top 25 ideal destinations for remote workers.
The city of Orlando shines bright, securing the top rank in this study conducted by apartment search engine, Rent.com. The study created a list of “Best Cities for Remote Work,” taking into account parameters such as rents, internet accessibility, internet speeds, work-from-home statistics, and the presence of coworking spaces. The exhaustive list comprised of 100 cities.
Joining Orlando in the top 25 are Daytona Beach, ranked 11th, and Fort Lauderdale, ranked 21st. Interestingly, apart from Florida, only Georgia and South Carolina saw three of their cities ranked in the top 25. Tampa and Florida cities continued to mark their presence on the list with Tampa (27th), Miami (34th), West Palm Beach (40th), Clearwater (46th), Jacksonville (49th), Lakeland (61st), Miami Beach (66th), and Hialeah (90th).
The study surfaces amidst a significant shift in working patterns. A report from the Pew Research Center indicates that around 35% of the U.S. workforce is now completely remote. Adding to this, 41% of those whose jobs can be done fully remotely have adopted hybrid schedules, blending in-office days with work-from-home. However, the Rent.com study did not account for worker productivity in different locations.
As remote work persists, it’s clear that Florida is well-positioned to support this trend with numerous cities that meet the diverse needs of remote workers. Stay tuned to see how this trend evolves and impacts the dynamic world of work. TBBJ