No. 6: Cambridge, Mass.

No. 6: Cambridge, Mass.

Population: 101,500
Patents per 10,000 pop.: 21
Creative Professionals: 40.1%
BA or Higher: 69.0%

The home of Harvard and MIT attracts educated workers who nurture countless Internet and biotech startups. The area has the venture capital to fuel them.

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