No. 2: Boca Raton, Fla.

No. 2: Boca Raton, Fla.

Population: 73,800
Patents per 10,000 pop.: 15
Creative Professionals: 14.2%
BA or Higher: 47.3%

Not just for retirees, Boca Raton fancies itself "Silicon Beach," with a slew of tech outfits-many spawned by veterans of IBM (IBM), which opened a plant in the city in 1970.

Boca Raton's ZoomProspector profile