Today, many people proudly identify as geeks of some sort, and if you do so, you may want to live near others like you. If you’re a science and technology geek, Framingham, Massachusetts (on the outskirts of Boston) is the place to be. Computer and electronic geeks are concentrated in Santa Clara, San Jose and Sunnyvale, California, a.k.a Silicon Valley. In the same state, you’ll find many comic book and video game geeks in Los Angeles, host city of 12 cons per year. Last, plenty of academic geeks live in the “research triangle” of Raleigh-Durham, which is also a hotbed of live-action role playing.
- Framingham, Massachusetts is home to the corporate headquarters for both Bose and Staples.
- Silicon Valley in California boasts a tech and science workforce of 18.2%.
- One reason Durham, North Carolina is known as a geeky city is because of the rising popularity of LARPs (live-action role plays) among adult residents.
“Known as the “Research Triangle”, Durham is home to Duke University and has the third-highest percentage of adults with bachelor’s degrees or higher.”