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Atlanta one of the nation’s top 5 tech economies

by Lauren Brocato

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The Technology Square Research Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta was named one of the country’s top five tech hot spots, according to Homes.com.

Atlanta sits comfortably at number four, establishing itself as one of the premier cities for technology creation – and the housing activity that accompanies the tech sector.

When one thinks of tech-savvy cities, it’s hard to not envision California and Silicon Valley; however, the West Coast no longer reigns supreme, as eight of the top 10 cities in Homes.com’s ranking reside in non-Western cities.

Grant Simons, the vice president of Homes.com, thinks a move westward is no longer needed for tech professionals to both thrive and find their perfect home.

“Many areas exist outside of the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest, where tech folks can find both their dream job and the home of their dreams,” Simmons said.

The housing market in Atlanta has no doubt been aided by the city’s tech sector, and those benefits will only improve –the new headquarters of NCR will soon open for business.

See where Atlanta fits in compared to the other top 20 below:

  1. Denver
  2. Framingham, Mass.
  3. Oakland, Calif.
  4. Atlanta
  5. Boston
  6. Austin, Texas
  7. Santa Ana, Calif.
  8. Baltimore, Md.
  9. Durham, N.C.
  10. Boulder, Colo.
  11. Columbus, Ohio
  12. Trenton, N.J.
  13. Newark, N.J.
  14. Bridgeport, Conn.
  15. Minneapolis
  16. Huntsville, Ala.
  17. Charlotte, N.C.
  18. Raleigh, N.C.
  19. Bethesda, Md.
  20. Wilmington, Del.

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