America's 'Nerdiest City' Named: Residents React

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
April 17, 2013|12:41 pm

The nerdiest city in American has been identified by a real estate blog Movoto recently, and the findings are garnering surprised reactions.

A nerd is defined as an unstylish, unattractive or socially inept person, especially one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Last week, Movoto ranked the "10 Best Cities for Nerds" across the U.S., with Atlanta, Ga. topping the list.

The capital and most populous city in Georgia, Atlanta is also the ninth largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

Meanwhile, the nerdiest city findings were based on the number of annual comic book, video game, anime, and sci-fi or fantasy conventions found in each American city. Additional key factors that helped calculate the nerdiest city included people per comic book, video game, and computer stores, among others.

Also known as The Big Peach, Atlanta is well known for hosting a number of Renaissance fairs and comic book fests- landing it as number-one on Movoto's list.

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The no. 2 nerdiest city in the U.S. is Portland, Ore., while Seattle, Wash. claimed third place.

Among the other top 10 nerdiest cities were a few surprises. Las Vegas, also known as "Sin City," came in at number seven on Movoto's list.

Moreover, renowned for having star-studded beaches and spectacular weather, Miami came in as the eighth-nerdiest city.

Rounding out the top ten were as follows: Sacramento, Calif., Minneapolis, Minn., Boston, Mass., Las Vegas, Nev., Miami, Fla., San Jose, Calif., and Denver, Colo.

On Twitter, readers reacted to the "nerdy" news, with many celebrating their city's placement on the list.

"#Atlanta named nerdiest city in the United States," wrote Bird. "Face it, #nerds rule."

Steve posted, "Seatlle ranks 3rd nerdiest city in the U.S. After we defeat Portland in an #MTg match, we'll lead a cosplay march on Atlanta."

 

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