Do You Live In One of America's Snobbiest Cities? (Spoiler: Probably)

Do You Live In One of America's Snobbiest Cities? (Spoiler: Probably)

Tara Bellucci
Jul 1, 2013

Travel + Leisure's latest list ranks U.S. cities in terms of snobbery. With 22 entries (a top 20 including two ties), most big cities and some smaller ones got hailed as haughty. Did your city make the list?

San Francisco, New York, Boston, Minneapolis, and a tie between Santa Fe and Seattle top the snobby list. With most every major metro area stamped as snooty, let's look at how Travel + Leisure figured out the rankings:

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).
So, fear not, snobby city dwellers, we're just smart and cultured. (Saying so makes me pretty snobby, doesn't it? Oh well!).

Check out the full list over at Travel + Leisure.

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