The geographic location most associated with high tech is Silicon Valley, stretching down the San Francisco Peninsula into San Jose. And while it's undeniably the core of a multibillion-dollar industry, it's also a bland, unwalkable non-place, suburban sprawl dotted with isolated corporate campuses.
There is a counter-trend: younger people tend to enjoy living in denser, more cohesive cities, and a series of hot tech startup neighborhoods have sprung up around the U.S. Even in the Bay Area, much of the tech industry's center of gravity has migrated north to San Francisco; in this slideshow, we'll peek at some of the other urban neighborhoods that have attracted tech-focused startups and their accompanying energy and cash.
This slideshow originally appeared on ITworld.com.