If Colorado Springs isn't your style, you're looking for better burritos than those in Boise, and still want the cold, masculine grasp of conservatism, you might feel lost. But have you considered Silicon Valley?
We looked into recent voting trends, tax rates, business-friendly grades, locals who identify as “highly religious,” gun-friendly laws, conservative local politicians, and more. Then we combined them with quality of life indicators like crime rate, commute times, housing prices, unemployment rate, and more. In the end we concluded these are the 13 Best U.S. Cities for Conservatives to Live…
Palo Alto ain't Plano, but it could still be home for any Atlas Shrugged-gripping patriot:
Sure, the cities that make up Silicon Valley are socially liberal and donate heavily to Democrats, but the southern part of San Francisco Bay is filled with Libertarian wealth creators and techno-utopians that the Republican Party’s actively trying to court. Social conservatism is not en vogue, but the area is filled with Ayn Rand-inspired objectivists committed to the cause of individualism. Is it a sign of change to come that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, or that Sen. Rand Paul is rubbing elbows with Silicon Valley’s libertarian-leaning entrepreneurs?
Here's to next year: we know you can climb that list if you really try, guys.