Top Tech Cities

Popular Science has put together a sure-to-be-controversial list of the U.S.’s top “technopolis” cities, the best cities for technology from a citizen’s standpoint. Criteria included everything from wireless access to robotic surgery at local hospitals, and the results were as follows:

1 Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 100
2 Atlanta GA 98
3 Washington DC 96
4 Boston/Cambridge MA 95
5 San Diego CA 93
6 Chicago IL 92
7 Columbus OH 90
8 Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill NC 87
9 Seattle/Bellevue/Everett WA 87
10 Houston TX 86

Where, you’re wondering, was San Jose and/or San Francisco? Eleventh and 17th, respectively. Breaking it down by types of technology, San Diego was tops in medical; San Jose was number one in tech jobs; and Seattle was most connected.