LYNCHBURG, Va. (STACKER) — The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we’re employed.

Pre-pandemic, telecommuting or work-from-home situations existed, but they weren’t the norm. Nearly six in 10 Americans rarely or never telecommuted pre-pandemic. Months later, just over half of workers who could were telecommuting. Although vaccines were on the horizon—and with that, an imminent return to office life—many still preferred this new way of working.

Employees discovered that working from home certainly had an upside. No more long, stressful commute. They were more productive. Having more flexibility with time allowed them to better manage a household. For those who live in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing a big-city paycheck.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office in some capacity, the work-from-home trend is likely here to stay. With it, smaller cities may continue to boom, as people leave larger cities for a different lifestyle. So, where in your state are people coming to settle and enjoy this new work-from-anywhere style of living?

To find out, Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Lynchburg, VA using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job in Lynchburg, VA in the first quarter of 2021.

#19. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Chicago in Q1 2021: 10
— #344 most common destination from Chicago
– Started a new job in Chicago from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 2
— 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 8 to Lynchburg

#18. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Non in Q1 2021: 12
— #63 (tie) most common destination from Non
– Started a new job in Non from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 19
— 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 7 to Non

#17. Raleigh-Cary, NC

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 13
— #80 (tie) most common destination from Raleigh
– Started a new job in Raleigh from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 16
— 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 3 to Raleigh

#16. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from New York in Q1 2021: 15
— #248 most common destination from New York
– Started a new job in New York from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 7
— 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 8 to Lynchburg

#15. Greensboro-High Point, NC

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 17
— #49 (tie) most common destination from Greensboro
– Started a new job in Greensboro from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 13
— 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 4 to Lynchburg

#14. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Baltimore in Q1 2021: 22
— #70 (tie) most common destination from Baltimore
– Started a new job in Baltimore from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 20
— 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 2 to Lynchburg

#13. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 22
— #202 most common destination from Atlanta
– Started a new job in Atlanta from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 14
— 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 8 to Lynchburg

#12. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 26
— #82 most common destination from Charlotte
– Started a new job in Charlotte from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 31
— 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 5 to Charlotte

#11. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Kingsport in Q1 2021: 29
— #20 most common destination from Kingsport
– Started a new job in Kingsport from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 22
— 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 7 to Lynchburg

#10. Winchester, VA-WV

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Winchester in Q1 2021: 35
— #11 (tie) most common destination from Winchester
– Started a new job in Winchester from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 28
— 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 7 to Lynchburg

#9. Harrisonburg, VA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Harrisonburg in Q1 2021: 47
— #9 most common destination from Harrisonburg
– Started a new job in Harrisonburg from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 53
— 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 6 to Harrisonburg

#8. Staunton, VA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Staunton in Q1 2021: 59
— #8 most common destination from Staunton
– Started a new job in Staunton from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 83
— 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 24 to Staunton

#7. Charlottesville, VA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Charlottesville in Q1 2021: 80
— #7 most common destination from Charlottesville
– Started a new job in Charlottesville from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 110
— 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 30 to Charlottesville

#6. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 84
— #7 most common destination from Blacksburg
– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 77
— 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 7 to Lynchburg

#5. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Virginia Beach in Q1 2021: 201
— #8 most common destination from Virginia Beach
– Started a new job in Virginia Beach from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 196
— 8.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 5 to Lynchburg

#4. Richmond, VA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Richmond in Q1 2021: 310
— #7 most common destination from Richmond
– Started a new job in Richmond from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 355
— 14.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 45 to Richmond

#3. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Washington in Q1 2021: 325
— #18 most common destination from Washington
– Started a new job in Washington from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 351
— 14.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 26 to Washington

#2. Roanoke, VA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 354
— #5 most common destination from Roanoke
– Started a new job in Roanoke from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 348
— 14.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 6 to Lynchburg

#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), VA

– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Non in Q1 2021: 373
— #7 most common destination from Non
– Started a new job in Non from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 355
— 14.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 18 to Lynchburg