SAN FRANCISCO NAMED ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP CITIES FOR WORKING FROM HOME
San Francisco is not only an excellent city for finding a job, it’s also one of the best in the country for workers who want the flexibility of telecommuting.
That’s according to a new study by SmartAsset, which ranks the top 25 American cities for telecommuters on a 100-point scale. The company’s gauges a city’s telecommute-friendliness based on the percentage of employees working from home and its change over the past five years, unemployment and poverty rates, housing costs, and number of coffee shops and bars.
By those criteria, San Francisco ranks as the nation’s fourth-best city for working remotely, scoring a 94.84 and boasting the highest concentration of coffee shops of any city on the list. Across the bay, Alameda County‘s Fremont ties for No. 7, with a 91.98. Over the past five years, Fremont has seen its number of telecommuters grow by 2.8 percent, and the city also ranks high for its number of coffee shops.
Telecommuting’s many benefits likely contribute to Bay Area workers’ high levels of happiness. In December, Glassdoor ranked San Francisco and San Jose as America’s top two cities for job satisfaction in 2019 based on employee reviews on its website.