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Jacksonville In Top 10 Cities For Remote Workers

Downtown Jacksonville skyline file photo.
Downtown Jacksonville skyline file photo.

With more Americans newly working from home due to COVID-19, Jacksonville is among the nation’s most attractive cities for remote workers, according to a ranking by Finance Buzz. 

Jacksonville was ranked No. 9 nationwide.

The personal finance site looked at a variety of factors that are attractive to remote workers, including an affordable cost of living, fast wi-fi and amenities like parks and restaurants.

Finance Buzz said its recent survey found more than one-quarter of Americans are considering a move because of COVID-19.

“Not only is Jacksonville one of the country’s top 20 art destinations, but it's also one of the cheapest places you can live in close proximity to the beach,” Finance Buzz wrote, adding, “And if you need more options for outdoor activities, you can explore the 80,000 acres of green space.”

Jacksonville’s inventory of affordable three-plus-bedroom homes available was also cited.

Finance Buzz used the following criteria to come up with its rankings:

  • Cost of Living – 40%
  • Wi-fi speed – 20%
  • Delivery options – 10%
  • Parks per capita – 10%
  • Proximity to a major airport – 10%
  • Affordable three-plus-bedroom homes – 10%
  • The top 20 cities were ranked as follow:

Top 20 Cities Across Six Ranking Factors (1 = best in category)

Top 20 list of cities
Credit Smart Finance

The full report is available here.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.