IBM, Paypal, Dell, Samsung, Apple: Northwest Austin—especially along Parmer Lane from SH 45 to MoPac and from I-35 to Dessau Road—is often described as a tech corridor.

Industry giants have long chosen to anchor tech campuses in the area, and a highly educated workforce has followed. In fact Northwest Austin is home to the most tech employees in the city, according to data from real estate firm CBRE.

As more people with advanced degrees move in, tech companies continue introducing jobs in the area.

Apple announced on Dec. 13 plans to invest $1 billion in a campus at the corner of McNeil and Parmer—its second hub in about a one-mile radius.