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Old 09-02-2020, 01:57 PM
 
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https://www.forsythnews.com/life/peo...-work-home-us/

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) ranked Forsyth County as the best place to work from home in the country, according to a press release.

Forsyth County topped more than 3,000 counties in the U.S. in NAR’s 2020 “Work from Home” Counties report released on Tuesday, Sept. 1. It was one of three Georgia counties among the top 30, joined by Cherokee (No. 14) and Cobb (No. 18).

The report considered nine factors that can support the work-from-home environment, including internet connectivity, office-related jobs, home affordability, urbanization, and population growth.

Forsyth County stood out for its internet access, with 99% of households served by three or more broadband internet service providers, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the report noted that Forsyth County’s population has increased nearly 21% over the last five years.

Here’s a look at NAR’s ranking of the top 10 places to work from home:

Forsyth County, Georgia

Douglas County, Colorado

Los Alamos County, New Mexico

Collin County, Texas

Loudon County, Virginia

Hamilton County, Indiana

Williamson County, Tennessee

Delaware County, Ohio

Broomfield County, Colorado

Dallas County, Iowa

The novel coronavirus pandemic thrust much of the country’s workforce into remote work. By April, over 60% of employed Americans were working from home, according to a Gallup poll.
That trend could have a lasting impact on where people choose to live and what companies look for in office space, NAR said.

View NAR’s 2020 “Work from Home” Counties report here: https://www.nar.realtor/research-and...-home-counties.
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:13 PM
 
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I find my home in Duluth to be an excellent place to work from home as well.

I have gigabit internet if I want it (I only pay for 100 mbps, but I still enjoy the super low latency of a direct fiber connection), I can afford a house with enough space to have a home office, I'm close to a zillion parks and can hike miles and miles of trails, I can get to countless grocery stores within 5 minutes including Sprouts, Fresh Market and Whole Foods (only missing a Trader Joe's, for some reason), and I'm really close to tons of restaurants that can easily deliver through GrubHub, Ubereats, etc. without getting cold on the way.

I can understand why Forstyh ranked so highly, it enjoys these same benefits, even though it doesn't appear that's what was being measured.
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:40 PM
 
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My ultimate guess was being a satelite residential node for Alpharetta puts it in position for more remote operation roles, in tech atleast. Some of those folks in more business affair related matters who had ties with companies much deeper in the city were probably already working remote pre-pandemic however which justifies being able to live further out in an affluent suburb without the need to worry about traveling down 400 to commute to Atlanta... I don't think it's too far fetched.
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:58 PM
 
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Except for affordability North Fulton would rank highly as well. But obviously the whole county has to be considered.
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:34 PM
 
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It’s amusing to me how people on here don’t understand how diverse places like north Fulton and parts of Forsyth County are. They are far more diverse than intown Atlanta and have much better schools, lower crime, lower taxes, etc. This is coming from someone who is a 30 year city of Atlanta resident. It’s ok to acknowledge places like North Fulton and Forsyth County are successful and serve a purpose. I am glad for them.
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:42 PM
 
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It’s amusing to me how people on here don’t understand how diverse places like north Fulton and parts of Forsyth County are. They are far more diverse than intown Atlanta and have much better schools, lower crime, lower taxes, etc. This is coming from someone who is a 30 year city of Atlanta resident. It’s ok to acknowledge places like North Fulton and Forsyth County are successful and serve a purpose. I am glad for them.
Gwinnett and North Fulton are diverse, I'm not quite ready to call Forsyth diverse.
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:29 PM
 
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They are far more diverse than intown Atlanta and have much better schools, lower crime, lower taxes, etc
Absolutely!!!! You just hit the nail on the head with FAR MORE DIVERSE. Very true. The truth is, most intown Atlanta neighborhoods don't WANT to be more diverse, they just say they do. What they really want is more white families, even though the residents would never admit that. I don't even know if we're allowed to say it here, but truth is truth.
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:53 PM
 
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Gwinnett and North Fulton are diverse, I'm not quite ready to call Forsyth diverse.
Parts of Forsyth are very diverse and it is only going to continue to be more diverse as time goes on.
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:46 PM
 
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Parts of Forsyth are very diverse and it is only going to continue to be more diverse as time goes on.
Post some demographic stats of the county to prove it. Wasn't diverse at all in 2010. I know it's decreased in diversity since then, but exactly how much?
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:48 PM
 
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Gwinnett and North Fulton are diverse, I'm not quite ready to call Forsyth diverse.
South Forsyth is as diverse as North Fulton. You can’t really tell where Johns Creek/Alpharetta ends and South Forsyth begins.

Also look at this racial breakdown for a Forsyth County School.

https://www.schooldigger.com/go/GA/s...33/school.aspx

https://www.schooldigger.com/go/GA/s...53/school.aspx
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