Deciding where in California to hang your hoody used to be quite simple: if your career goals even remotely touched on the entertainment industry, you went to Los Angeles. If tech was your thing, San Francisco had your name written all over it. So entrepreneurs, developers, and leagues of other tech workers knew exactly where to go to make it big. But times are changing.
Over the last couple years, startups have increasingly passed over SF in favor of the burgeoning startup scene in the sunny south. Intrigued, we decided to dig a little deeper in an attempt to figure out who has it better. Which city offers the ideal combo of glorious weather, job opportunities aplenty, rent that won’t suck you dry, a vibrant dating scene, and, of course, a wide variety of gourmet food trucks to fuel all those hours spent behind a monitor? Take a quick journey through our infographic and decide for yourself – where would you rather make your tech dreams come true?