America's Techiest Cities
No. 3 Austin, TX
The Texas capital’s annual arts festival, South by Southwest, has increasingly morphed into a tech-fest over the years. The hometown of Dell computers offers wireless coverage almost anywhere, from the Convention Center—which boasts of accommodating up to 7,000 Internet connections simultaneously—to idyllic Zilker Park, where you can see techies playing Frisbee golf and taking dips in chilly Barton Springs. Indeed, AFC voters also applauded Austin locals for being lovably quirky.