Recent studies show that Dallas neighborhoods are not among the best when it comes to working remotely, an increasingly prolific way to work as evidenced by the popularity of bed desks. When you think about it, it’s not a bad thing that we are not ranking on these lists, because do we really need more people flocking to Dallas? I mean, have you had to actually drive on a street recently? It is pretty crowded.
So the latest study comes to us from Dwellics, a California-based provider of city data and personalized advice on where to move. Dwellics this week unveiled its Top 100: Best Cities to Work Remote in 2022.
The Report analyzes 50,000 cities in the United States across “critical factors,” including highest internet speeds, best climate comfort (temperature and humidity), human safety (natural disaster risks, crime, water quality, cancer rates), infrastructure (outdoor activities, distance to nearest airport, government spending, housing cost stability), and finances (property taxes, income taxes, cost of living index, and housing costs).
Texas exceeded all other states by scoring seven of the top twenty positions on the list, and seventeen of the top 50. Within the state, Dallas/Fort Worth suburbs Frisco, Murphy and Bushy Creek rank numbers seven, eight and 13, respectively. Coppell is 24. Plano and Wylie rank 31 and 32.
But Dallas proper — along with our state’s other most-populace metros — missed the list entirely. Researchers say it reflects “the migration of American workers to smaller towns and cities as the popularity, and feasibility, of remote work grows.” It also indicates that Dwellics which “advises people on where to move” will be advising remote workers to move somewhere on their top 100 list, not here.
Another report by Upwork revealed that between 6.9% to 11.5% of U.S. households intend to move in 2022, “making the Dallas/Ft Worth market [but not the actual City of] a prime target for families looking to move to the South,” according to the researchers at Dwellics.