Today I came to vivid realization… I am a nerd.
I don’t know why I didn’t see the writing on the wall. I’m a grown man with massive collection of Legos. I own more video games than a twelve year old gaming addict. I love books. I love nerdy movies in which I have a huge collection. I believe in aliens. I still play with toys.
The first step to finding inner peace as a nerd is admitting you have a problem. After finally admitting to myself that I am indeed a nerd, it feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I once feared the term “nerd,” now I’m beginning to embrace it.
So where else in the US are my fellow nerds found? Where are my people?
According to a recent publication from a real estate blog, nerds are congregating in Atlanta, GA.
Atlanta Honored As ‘Nerdiest’ City
The real estate blog, Movoto recently released their top ten nerdiest cities in the United States. With moderate surprise, Atlanta, GA came in at number one. I thought the number one honor would have gone to a Silicon Valley city like San Jose, CA,
While Atlanta is home to Georgia Tech University, a University composed of some 15,000 computing, engineering, and tech nerds; Atlanta’s also home to hundreds of annual fairs and conventions.
Reactions to Atlanta being named the nerdiest city in the country have been quite positive across Twitter and other social media sites.
The general consensus … Atlanta being named a nerdy city is a good thing. If ‘nerdy’ is bad, we don’t wanna be good.
How The Nerdiest Cities Are Calculated
The real estate professionals at Movoto looked at many factors when compiling their list, and crunched nearly as many numbers as ground control did to slingshot Apollo 13 around the dark side of the moon.
Some of the factors that came into play when determining the nerdiest city include: ratios of people to the number of comic book stores, book stores, science museums, gaming stores, book stores, and computer stores.
The number of Renaissance fairs, sci-fi conventions, and live action role-playing groups (LARP) were also a big determining factor when determining the nerdiest cities in the US.
The Top 10 Nerdiest Cities in US
1. Atlanta, GA
2. Portland, OR
3. Seattle, WA
4. Sacramento, CA
5. Minneapolis, MN
6. Boston, MA
7. Las Vegas, NV
8. Miami, FL
9. San Jose, CA
10. Denver, CO
Author Bio: Anthony Ball is a pest control nerd and blogger with Bulwark Exterminating, which is based in Arizona. Bulwark Exterminating is an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in eleven major cities, including Atlanta, GA.