So many Americans are working from home for the foreseeable future, thanks to the pandemic. And some of them are using this new normal to relocate to a more affordable area.
Where to head? If you’re inclined to stay in the commonwealth, Scranton is your best bet. According to realtor.com®, Scranton is the third best place to work remotely during the pandemic in the U.S. By analyzing the 100 largest metros for access to high-speed internet (at least 250 Mbps), affordable home prices and a low cost of living, Scranton scored pretty well, coming in only behind Syracuse, New York and Akron, Ohio.
“Even prior to COVID-19, there has been a concerted effort by local developers, the city of Scranton and a local downtown improvement group called Scranton Tomorrow to market Scranton and particularly the downtown area as a live-and-work option for those working from home. The downtown offers luxury apartments, condos and lofts for young and even older professionals who want to work from home and offers an environment right outside your door of shops, restaurants and bars, along with numerous cultural and educational opportunities. All are within walking distance of your live and work space,” said local Realtor® Wayne Evans.
Inventory in Scranton is below normal, but prices remain competitive in the Electric City. With a wide varieties of opportunities in the area, it’s a hot spot for professionals working from home.
“Downtown and the city’s neighborhoods are walkable and vibrant and with the introduction of a vaccine to the general public in the near future, post-COVID, we will see an energy return to Scranton bigger and better than ever,” added Evans.