What Are the Snobbiest Towns in New Jersey?
Travel + Leisure magazine recently put together a list of the snobbiest cities in America. I always assumed New Jersey was snobby as a whole, but no city or town in the Garden State made the top ten.
How did they come to decide which cities were snobbier than others? According to Travel + Leisure magazine,
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).
Here is the top ten:
1. San Francisco, California
2. New York, New York
3. Boston, Massachusetts
4. Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
5. (tie) Santa Fe, New Mexico
5. (tie) Seattle, Washington
7. Chicago, Illinois
8. Providence, Rhode Island
9. Washington, DC
10. Charleston, South Carolina
I'm convinced at least a few towns in New Jersey could be ranked high on this list if Travel + Leisure magazine observed the state long enough. Towns like Colts Neck and Princeton come to mind. No offense if you are a resident of one of those towns.