In May of 2022, NW Reporter shared some information on our rising WFH state; Check it out!

Washington among best work from home states

May 2022

Washington is among the top 10 work from home (WFH) states, according to rankings compiled by WalletHub. Using 12 key metrics to compare the 50 states and District of Columbia, that personal finance website ranked Washington #8. New Jersey was #1.

Analysts at Wallet Hub also used two key dimensions, “Work Environment” and “Living Environment” to rank the best WFH states. Work Environment, valued at 60 points, considered things like share of potential telecommuters, internet access, and cybersecurity. Living Environment, valued at 40 points, considered the price of electricity and internet plans, home size, and type of dwelling.

Based on these two dimensions and corresponding weighted scores, Washington ranked 11th for Work Environment (D.C. was #1) and 19th for Living Environment (Texas was #1).

Looking at the 12 key metrics, the report had Washington ranked:

  • 3rd for household internet access
  • 3rd for the average retail price of electricity
  • 5th for share of population that is working from home
  • 21st for the cost of internet; and
  • 26th for a home’s average square footage


On April 3rd, featured my Shoreline listing. Check it out!

This beautifully maintained midcentury home was designed in 1962 by Seattle–based modernist architect Ralph D. Anderson—who was an early advocate for preservation in the region. A soaring, double-height wall of glass in the living room brings a sense of the home’s forested surroundings to its interiors.
Character-filled elements of the home’s midcentury roots remain—including a slightly sunken living room, a circular staircase, a tongue-and-groove ceiling, wood paneling, and a kitchen countertop crafted of salvaged teak from a 1960s battleship.