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Old 07-23-2015, 07:37 AM
 
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I'm kinda liking Raleigh being thrown in here....
A friend of mine is scoping out properties there-
I told him I'd definitely be interested.....
Raleigh's looking better & better.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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Most: Silicon Valley, Seattle/Redmond

Least: Indianola, Miss
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:37 PM
 
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I'm kinda liking Raleigh being thrown in here....
A friend of mine is scoping out properties there-
I told him I'd definitely be interested.....
Raleigh's looking better & better.
just live downtown raleigh, its nerd hipster city and very green. The greenest dowtwn I have ever seen, tons of trees starting at the five points area and all the way downtown. white kids with beards on bikes at 2 am, tons of bars,restaurants,craft beer places and condos and housing everywhere, tech company red hat has big presence downtown and citrix. the research triangle area is the fopurth most educated area in the country I have read in us news. Trees, trees, and PhDs I like beach areas but its a very cool and up and coming area, just live in the right neighborhood like oakwood or boylan heights

Or down the road in chapel hill, every college town is filled with nerds galore I would definitely recommend asheville too if you like that state of north carolina

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Old 07-23-2015, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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in Portland they are called hipsters
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:49 PM
 
Location: plano
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Needs are engineers or people with hard skills like math and science. Houston, Seattle and silicon valley are nerdy . LA and DC are least nerdy. Movies and politics are not strong math and science.
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:15 PM
 
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Needs are engineers or people with hard skills like math and science. Houston, Seattle and silicon valley are nerdy . LA and DC are least nerdy. Movies and politics are not strong math and science.
The Bay Area is number 1, followed by a tie between Boston and Seattle. I don’t know that Portland is actually that nerdy - a lot of hipsters, hippies, and townies but not as nerdy as some may expect.

For least nerdy Id say San Diego (even with Comic-con), Philly, and Las Vegas.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Seattle, San Francisco, and Boston probably have a lot of nerds. Statewide California actually has a lot of nerds, a lot of the Asian American subculture there is nerdy and being of Asian descent I'm allowed to say that

I'd say the least nerdy states are probably West Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:36 PM
 
Location: NW Seattle
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I get a little uncomfortable when we try to rank different parts of the country on traits that are very subjective, or at least hard to measure.

I like the suggestion, though, that STEM employment is associated with nerdiness. This map shows major US metros by percentage of employment in STEM. As you might expect, this factor is highest on the West Coast and in the non-border Texas cities, and lowest throughout much of the Midwest and South and the Central Valley.

Interestingly, Detroit has been named by many people here as a quintessentially non-nerdy city yet ranks near the top, even higher than Madison and Minneapolis.

https://insights.dice.com/2015/02/09...stem-jobs/amp/
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:26 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I get a little uncomfortable when we try to rank different parts of the country on traits that are very subjective, or at least hard to measure.

I like the suggestion, though, that STEM employment is associated with nerdiness. This map shows major US metros by percentage of employment in STEM. As you might expect, this factor is highest on the West Coast and in the non-border Texas cities, and lowest throughout much of the Midwest and South and the Central Valley.

Interestingly, Detroit has been named by many people here as a quintessentially non-nerdy city yet ranks near the top, even higher than Madison and Minneapolis.

https://insights.dice.com/2015/02/09...stem-jobs/amp/
With Detroit because a lot of the engineering behind the automotive industry requires nerds, but the production aspects are quite the opposite. And with production mostly taking place in the South or abroad now with very little manufacturing left in Detroit this actually does make sense.
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:31 AM
 
Location: The Stinky Onion
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I get a little uncomfortable when we try to rank different parts of the country on traits that are very subjective, or at least hard to measure.

I like the suggestion, though, that STEM employment is associated with nerdiness. This map shows major US metros by percentage of employment in STEM. As you might expect, this factor is highest on the West Coast and in the non-border Texas cities, and lowest throughout much of the Midwest and South and the Central Valley.

Interestingly, Detroit has been named by many people here as a quintessentially non-nerdy city yet ranks near the top, even higher than Madison and Minneapolis.

https://insights.dice.com/2015/02/09...stem-jobs/amp/
I'm surprised there's a dark blue dot anywhere in Florida. Strikes me as one of the least "stem" states in the county.
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