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Three East Contra Costa Cities in Top 25 of Best Places for Remote Workers in California

by ECT

According to a new study by MagnifyMoney, three East Contra Costa County communities made the Top 25 list in best places for remote workers in California.

According to the list, North Tustin (Orange County) took the top spot followed by Jamul (San Diego County), Granite Bay (Placer County), Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz County) and El Granada (San Mato County).

Locally, here is a look where the City of Oakley, City of Brentwood and Town of Discovery Bay landed on the list.

  • No. 14: Oakley
  • No. 19: Brentwood
  • No. 22: Discovery Bay

Other cities in Contra Costa County ranked:

  • No. 28: Clayton
  • No. 53: Orinda
  • No. 61: Antioch
  • No. 87: Kensington
  • No. 100: Martinez
  • No. 109: San Ramon
  • No. 129: Lafayette
  • No. 129: Pinole
  • No. 134: Danville
  • No. 134: Pittsburg
  • No. 162: Concord
  • No. 267: Richmond
  • No. 302: Bay Point
  • No. 350: Walnut Creek


According to the rankings methodology, to rank which places in California are best for remote workers, they created six categories:

  • Internet availability
  • Home size
  • Home cost
  • Health and lifestyle
  • Safety
  • Climate change impact

Each data point among the categories was individually scored on a rank of 1 to 100, with one representing the worst and 100 representing the best. These scores were then averaged to create the category score. Lastly, the category scores were combined (using the weights described below) to create the overall score. All scores were rounded to the tenth.

  • Internet availability score (20% weight)
  • Home size score (20% weight)
  • Home cost score (20% weight)
  • Health and lifestyle (20% weight)
  • Safety score (10% weight)
  • Climate change impact score (10% weight)

MagnifyMoney analysts ranked every municipality and Census-designated place in California with a population of at least 5,000 people and for which all data was available.


  • U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey five-year estimates
  • 2020 County Health Rankings
  • Medicare
  • ProPublica

All data is the most recently available for these geographies.

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