New Survey Puts Dallas-Fort Worth in Nation’s Coworking Top 5

A recent survey by CoworkingCafe, a nationwide coworking space search website, shows just how important coworking is in North Texas. In Dallas alone, remote workers nearly quadrupled from 2019 to 2021, and many of them have found spots among the city's 98 coworking spaces. See how Dallas-Fort Worth ranks in the U.S. among cities with the most coworking locations.

Coworking in the United States can be traced back to 2005 when the San Francisco Coworking Space opened in Northern California. Coworking went from something considered a fad to an integral part of the commercial real estate sector—and found a prominent home in Dallas-Fort Worth.

A recent survey by CoworkingCafe, a nationwide coworking space search website that’s part of the Yardi network, shows just how important coworking is in North Texas. The survey ranks the top 25 locations in the nation, and Dallas-Fort Worth comes in at No. 5 with 261 coworking spots.

“And, while that sought-after Southern hospitality, year-round good weather and lack of state income tax could easily be seen as standalone selling points for remote workers, the fact that Dallas provides 98 coworking spaces is also a huge benefit,” the survey report said.

Plano, Fort Worth, and Irving each has 10 flexible workspaces. CoworkingCafe says that makes North Texas one of the best in the nation for remote workers.

Dallas remote workers nearly quadrupled from 2019 to 2021

According to CoworkingCafe, there were almost four times more remote workers in the city of Dallas in 2021 as compared to 2019, a percentage that went up from 5% to 19%. Houston also made the Top 10 list in the eighth spot, with 208 coworking spaces.

The New York metro area took the first spot with the highest number of coworking spaces this year with 594.

California is the leading state for coworking with 1,188 coworking spaces, which is nearly double that of runner-up Texas with 652. Aside from California and Texas, only two other states have more than 500 coworking spaces among their cities and metros—Florida and New York.

According to a recent study by the gaming website MrQ, Dallas was the second-best place for remote working. With 106,831 work-from-home jobs offered, Dallas barely trailed New York City’s nearly 110,400 positions.

To calculate the number of coworking spaces in an area, CoworkingCafe used proprietary data from its sister division, CommercialEdge, which was updated in September.

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