Tiny Dallas suburb plugs in as one of top work-from-home towns in U.S.
The tiny suburb of St. Paul in Dallas makes a big impression in a national magazine: It’s one of the top cities in the US when it comes to working from home.
PC Magazine based its 50-city list on numerous factors such as affordable housing, remote work-friendly lifestyle, and super-fast and affordable internet service. St. Paul, about 30 miles northeast of Dallas, appears in 15th place on the rankings.
The magazine notes that St. Paul (with roughly 1,000 residents) borders the “beautiful” 21,400 acre Lavon Lake and has highly rated schools and an abundance of parks. According to PC Magazine, about 10 percent of St. Paul workers are teleworkers and the average home price is $ 336,800.
One town story has it that St. Paul was “founded to preserve the sprawling rural environment to which residents had become accustomed and to remove unnecessary taxes, rules, and regulations from Wylie.” The formerly unincorporated area of St. Paul previously fell under the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Wylie.
The 593-acre Inspiration-planned parish is adjacent to St. Paul, which is north of Wylie in Collin County. Many students who live in and around St. Paul attend schools at Wylie ISD.
The only other Texas location on the list is The Woodlands, a master-planned parish. This suburb of Houston ranks 21st.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the highest ranked US city. Known as the “Gig City,” it claims some of the fastest, cheapest internet services in the country.