Indianapolis has been recognized on Zillow’s list of top 10 markets for future tech growth. The website put Indy in the fourth slot based on factors such as housing affordability, commute ability and available tech workers.

The Zillow analysis uses a variety of data sources from its own website, LinkedIn, Ookla and the U.S. Census.

The analysis found that Indianapolis scored higher than traditional tech hotspots like Los Angeles and Bay Area because those cities lacked the affordability and quality of life that the Hoosier state offers.

Other factors that cities were ranked on included: housing affordability, market ‘hotness,’ demographics and labor market dynamics indicating a robust economy, a pool of talented and available tech workers and appeal of living in the market based on factors like commute times. 

The Top 10 markets for future tech growth include:

  1. Oklahoma City
  2. Kansas City
  3. Jacksonville
  4. Indianapolis
  5. Cincinnati
  6. San Antonio
  7. Memphis
  8. Austin
  9. Louisville
  10. Columbus