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America’s Top Tech Towns: The 20 Best U.S. Cities For IT Pros To Live And Work

Austin (Texas)

Austin, the capital of Texas, has been named the best city in the United States for high-tech workers – based on job opportunities and quality of life, that’s according to a new CompTIA study. North Carolina’s capital city Raleigh claimed second place, with San Jose, California, coming in at number three.

Seattle and San Francisco round out the top five on the Tech Town Index. America’s Top Tech Towns: ranking looked at 20 metropolitan areas with populations over 250,000 where demand for tech workers is greatest, and ranked them by the cost of living, number of tech job postings and projected job growth over the next 12 months and the next five years. Charlotte ranks No. 6.

Top 20 best U.S. cities based on job opportunities and quality of life

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Raleigh, North Carolina
  3. San Jose, California
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. San Francisco, California
  6. Charlotte, North Carolina
  7. Dallas, Texas
  8. Atlanta, Georgia
  9. Denver, Colorado
  10. Huntsville, Alabama
  11. Washington, D.C.
  12. Columbus, Ohio
  13. Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  14. Boulder, Colorado
  15. Boston, Massachusetts
  16. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  17. San Diego, California
  18. Jacksonville, Florida
  19. Tampa, Florida
  20. Baltimore, Maryland

America's Top Tech Towns: The 20 Best U.S. Cities For IT Pros To Live And Work

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