Originally Posted on PCMag.com
February 9, 2021 – The COVID-fueled remote work boom is driving many North Americans to find new, more affordable homes.
If you can work anywhere, though, where should you go? PCMag.com gathered data from Ookla Speedtest, BestPlaces.net, and BroadbandNow to find 50 US and 10 Canadian towns and cities with affordable housing, fast gigabit, reasonably priced internet connections, and remote-work-friendly lifestyles.
The Canadian list of Best Work-From-Home-Cities 2021 includes the village of Ayr in North Dumfries Township (#6). Here’s what they found:
Twenty-one kilometers south of Kitchener is the community of Ayr, in Ontario’s Waterloo region. The bedroom community has become a hotspot for entrepreneurs, who have brought culinary schools and brewpubs. The picturesque downtown area is sought out by Hollywood filmmakers who shoot anything from movie scenes to television shows in front of the historic houses that line the streets. You can get a lot of real estate for your money here, as 90% of the people who live in Ayr pay less than 30% of their income for their homes, and the houses average 7.8 rooms per dwelling.