While Silicon Valley remains the heart of the U.S. technology industry, emerging cities across the country claim growing tech scenes and plenty of opportunity for IT professionals and their families.
The 2016 Homes.com New Tech City Index ranks these emerging cities based on a number of metrics, including the number of technology jobs per thousand; the average technology job wage; total number of people employed within the technology industry; and the average home price and the home price changes over the past five years.
Here are their top-ranked emerging cities for technology workers based on proprietary Homes.com data as well as data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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