Scottsdale is One of the Best Cities for Work-Life Balance, Report

A healthy balance between work and life can make a huge impact on a person’s mental well-being. Therefore, it is important to consider which cities offer the most support for maintaining a strong work-life balance. While this ideal balance looks different for everyone, certain cities offer more resources for balancing careers and personal lives than others, allowing residents to flourish both individually and professionally. 

To find out which U.S. cities are the best for maintaining a healthy balance between work and life, CoworkingCafe evaluated 100 of the most populous U.S. cities according to how much residents work, the accessibility of free-time venues and healthcare, the abundance of green spaces, air quality, remote work options, as well as employees’ incomes, buying power and commute times. 

In this year’s rankings, Scottsdale made the top 20 for the second year in a row, solidifying the city’s reputation as one of the best places to find professional and personal fulfillment. Scottsdale ranked No. 20 overall yet ranked second place for its share of remote workers, which reached 26 percent—a four-percent increase since last year’s study.  

Known for its high number of parks and recreational activities, Scottsdale also ranked well for its abundance of green spaces that promote mental well-being for its residents and employees. The city is home to 128.4 acres of green spaces per 1,000 residents, putting Scottsdale in third place for this category. 

In addition to providing a high percentage of at-home work options and multiple outdoor areas for clearing the mind and exercising, Scottsdale also has one of the highest median income levels at $104,197 and one of the highest health insurance coverage rates at 95 percent, a great advantage for residents who prioritize their physical and mental well being. 

The two factors that kept Scottsdale from making it further up the list of the top 20 U.S. cities were its cost of living and 41-hour-average work week. The study also noted that while Scottsdale’s quality of air isn’t excellent, it is improving, which is promising for those who find that spending time outdoors improves their state of mind and productivity.    

To read CoworkingCafe’s full report and see how Scottsdale compares to other U.S. cities, click here.

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