San Francisco

What Kiplinger.com had to say: "Arguably the tech capital of the world, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101101011132" title="San Francisco" href="/topic/us/california/san-francisco-county/san-francisco-PLGEO100101101011132.topic">San Francisco</a> is home to 4,133 information technology firms, 50 digital media companies (including Lucasfilm and Yelp, Inc.) and 30 clean tech firms, according to the San Francisco Center for Economic Development. The city expects to add about 16,000 jobs in the next five years. Again, we know it's an expensive place to live. But the job opportunities are exceptional and could be well worth the cost. Plus, San Francisco offers an exceptional cultural atmosphere and a diverse community in a pleasant, if foggy, climate."<br>
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<b>Pros:</b> High starting salaries for skilled workers, relatively low crime rate, an extensive public transit system 
<b>Cons:</b> It comes with a high price tag in rents and living costs

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What Kiplinger.com had to say: "Arguably the tech capital of the world, San Francisco is home to 4,133 information technology firms, 50 digital media companies (including Lucasfilm and Yelp, Inc.) and 30 clean tech firms, according to the San Francisco Center for Economic Development. The city expects to add about 16,000 jobs in the next five years. Again, we know it's an expensive place to live. But the job opportunities are exceptional and could be well worth the cost. Plus, San Francisco offers an exceptional cultural atmosphere and a diverse community in a pleasant, if foggy, climate."

Pros: High starting salaries for skilled workers, relatively low crime rate, an extensive public transit system Cons: It comes with a high price tag in rents and living costs

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