The once-quiet town of Huntsville, Alabama, rose to prominence in the 1960s when it became a NASA hub.
Together, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are known as the Triangle, a region founded on research and technology.
Seattle is surrounded by sea and mountains and receives significantly less rainfall than one might expect.
Portland is not for everyone; after all, its slogan is "Keep Portland Weird.
A local analyst defined San Francisco as "the core of the LGBT rights movement and the birthplace of the technological era.
The Twin Cities boast "big-city attractions like museums and sports stadiums, as well as an approachable Midwestern feel.
Millennials and young families are drawn to Des Moines for its "unique boutiques, locally-owned eateries, and cool bars.
Denver isn't a mountain town because it takes at least an hour to go to the Rockies for snowboarding and skiing.