Raleigh is the no. 4 next top tech city, according to Realtor.com:
There may be no better place to launch a tech career than the Research Triangle Park, one of the world's most prominent research centers for biotechnology and engineering. It's home to Fortune 100 companies such as IBM, Cisco, and Sony Ericsson.
Raleigh and Durham form two points of the Research Triangle; Chapel Hill is the third. Housing prices in Raleigh-Durham are low, and the stock of homes is beautiful, from sleek apartments downtown to Georgian-style homes in the suburbs. Just a few hundred dollars can get you a desk at the area's many co-working offices—even one in the basement of a renovated tobacco warehouse. How's that for an entrepreneurial spirit?