America’s Snobbiest Cities

So what if they’re a little conceited? These snobby cities have plenty of reasons to feel like winners.

To determine which city has the biggest nose in the air, we factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater.

But we also considered 21st-century definitions of elitism: tech-savviness, artisanal coffeehouses, and a conspicuous eco-consciousness (say, the kind of city where you get a dirty look for throwing your coffee cup in the wrong bin).

No. 1 San Francisco
No. 2 New York City
No. 3 Boston
No. 4 Minneapolis/St. Paul
Perhaps readers felt intimidated by these bookish, indie-music-loving, craft-beer-drinking hipsters, who also ranked highly for being exceptionally tidy. If these Minnesotans feel self-satisfied, is it any wonder? They also scored well for being fit and outdoorsy; you can join them at the Chain of Lakes, where, depending on the season, folks are hiking, paddling, or even ice-surfing.
No. 5 (tie) Santa Fe, NM
No. 5 (tie) Seattle
No. 7 Chicago
No. 8 Providence, RI
No. 9 Washington, D.C.
No. 10 Charleston, SC

via Travel & Leisure

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  3. dynjorthemighty reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    That’s my city! Although snobby is not how I would describe its loveliness.
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  7. treebourbon reblogged this from accol and added:
    I hate rankings like this.Why is it snobby to be smart, like “cultural" things and classical music?Stop making these...
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    What does it say that I moved from #3 to #5, and now am moving to #4?
  9. chelsey1016 reblogged this from party-wok and added:
    It’s true though….
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    BWAHAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAAHA PROVIDENCE IS ON THIS LIST Actually you know what I can believe it The rich East side of...
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    We gave the world Prince, The Replacements, Dylan, the Coen Brothers, and the Juicy Lucy (among many others) - We earned...
  13. ktpuns reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Yeah, I can see that. Though most people have plenty of pride in their city.
  14. yeahhon reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    I get all of the other cities, but on what effing ground does Providence have to be snobby?
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