The Top 10 Snobbiest Cities

The Top 10 Snobbiest Cities

If you can tell a Malbec from a Merlot, eat arugula with a silver fork and spend weekends on your yacht, you’re rich — and probably a snob. And the chances are pretty good that you live in California. That’s the word from RoadSnacks, which used scientific data to determine which of the 250 largest American cities are the snobbiest. Interestingly, except for Washington, DC, the snobbiest cities are in the West — and seven of the 10 are in California. Number one San Francisco has a median household income of $73,802 with a median home price of $750,000, the highest in the country. 52 percent of residents have a college degree. The city has more theaters and art galleries per capita than anywhere else in the nation.

The top 10 snobbiest U.S. cities:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Berkeley
  3. Pasadena
  4. Scottsdale
  5. Seattle
  6. Irvine
  7. Washington, DC
  8. Costa Mesa
  9. Santa Clara
  10. San Diego

Snobs vary by region of the country:

  • The West Coast snob is a new creature, who has made his or her money in technology or a high-powered start-up.
  • The Southern snob takes pride in family money and (still) goes to events like cotillions and debutante balls.
  • The Northeast snob is a wealthy, high-class individual who is smarter, more educated and far more sophisticated than you are.
  • Apparently, there are no snobs in the Midwest, which is populated by friendly people.