According to This Study, D-FW is a Telecommuting Haven

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A LawnStarter analyst says Dallas-Fort Worth telecommuters need a break from traffic.

If you’re lucky enough to work from home, Dallas-Fort Worth is apparently the place to be.

D-FW dominated LawnStarter’s top cities for telecommuting with five regional cities taking the first five spots and Dallas and Fort Worth also breaking the top 10.

McKinney ranked first, Frisco second, Plano third, Irving fourth, and Garland fifth. Austin ranked seventh. Here’s the national list.

Keep in mind, LawnStarter is an Austin-based startup that coordinates lawn care for residents and extols everything about lawn maintenance.

LawnStarter, vowing that it’s objective with the report, compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 15 key factors, such as remote job opportunities, internet speed, and the cost of renting a home office. The website consulted with five experts to back its findings.

McKinney scored second in work environment, second in connectivity and convenience, ninth in cost, and 25th in opportunity and​​ earning potential. It ranked second in the highest average Internet speed. Frisco had the highest average internet speed and most home office and coworking space.

One expert, Katerina Bezrukova, an associate professor at the University of Buffalo’s School of Management, pointed out what we all know is the benefit of telecommuting:

“So much time is spent at work doing non-productive things like: getting to work (the commute) and dealing with the stress of the commute, especially in urban areas,” Bezrukova wrote.

Nailed it.

Tommy Cummings

Tommy Cummings covers the North Texas housing market for CandysDirt.com. Tommy moved to Texas from Oklahoma in 1992 and has lived in Mansfield with his wife, Brigitte, and son, Beaumont, since 2002 (after a two-year adventure in California as a tech columnist/editor at the San Francisco Chronicle). Tommy started his media career at newspapers in Oklahoma before becoming an editor in many capacities at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, where he wrapped up his newsroom career as a digital editor. His work has appeared in news outlets throughout the U.S.

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