The Wall Street Journal has released its list of the Top 10 Places for Remote Workers and three Indiana cities are mentioned, including Fort Wayne, according to Inside Indiana Business. The nationwide poll is based on the top 10 factors that people consider when deciding where they want to live and work remotely.
The Journal says the list showcases places that often aren’t on the radar of remote workers, even though they offer many of the qualities that people say they are looking for, such as affordability, high-speed internet and more living space.
Evansville is the highest-ranked Indiana community, coming in at No. 3. It is followed by Lafayette at No. 5 and Fort Wayne in the 10th position.
Lafayette was also recently named the top-ranked emerging housing market by the Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com in their Housing Market Index.
The WSJ included an interactive tool that allows readers to plug in their priorities and helps create a list of potential places that remote workers might consider.
Springfield, Missouri was the top-ranked city and one reason was its investment in broadband speed. In WSJ’s weighted metrics, Internet speed accounted for 30% of total score, followed by housing prices at 20%. Springfield recently updated to fiber through with city with high speeds and lower cost.