Two Md. Cities Make List of ‘Snobbiest’ in the U.S.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Congratulations, Montgomery County. You are home to two of the snobbiest small cities in America, according to the real estate blog Movoto.

While California has five out of the top 10, Bethesda and Rockville claim the second and eighth spots, respectively.

To create the list, Movoto says it first looked at U.S. cities with populations between 45,000 and 65,000 residents. Then it looked at criteria like median home price, median household income, percent of the population with a college degree, private schools per capita, performing arts per capita, art galleries per capita and fast food restaurants per capita. For that last one, the fewer the better.

Of Bethesda, Movoto says more than 83 percent of locals have a college degree, which is the highest percentage on the entire list. Bethesda also has the third highest household income and the highest median home price of any of the cities.

Rockville has the fifth most private schools per capita on the list, and lots of art galleries and museums. More than 61 percent of people who call Rockville home have a college degree.

But Maryland isn’t the only place with snobs abound. In June, Alexandria made Movoto’s list of the 10 snobbiest mid-sized cities in the U.S.

Here’s the full list:

1. Palo Alto, CA
2. Bethesda, MD
3. Brookline, MA
4. San Rafael, CA
5. Walnut Creek, CA
6. Hoboken, NJ
7. Oak Park, IL
8. Encinitas, CA (tie)
8. Rockville, MD (tie)
10. Laguna Niguel, CA

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