LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The District of Columbia’s penchant for fine arts and museums have long made the city a tourist destination — but those attractions also have helped make it one of the snobbiest cities in America.
The nation’s capital ranks second in a list of “The 10 Snobbiest Cities In America,” according to rankings from Movoto. Only San Francisco prevented Washington from claiming the title of the U.S.’s snobbiest city.
“Filled with politicians and some of the most educated people in the country, it’s no wonder our nation’s capital has become a bit snobby,” Movoto says about D.C.
The list used factors such as cost of housing, average household income, number of art galleries, and percent of residents who graduated from college.
D.C.’s second-place ranking can be credited mostly to its high number of college graduates, as well as its abundance of cultural activities.
“With theaters like Ford’s Theatre and the JFK Center for the Performing Arts, plus countless galleries and museums, D.C. ranked 10th and 12th for its number of performing arts centers and art galleries, respectively,” according to the list.
Baltimore is a lot less snobby than D.C., coming in at 38th on the list.
The top 10:
1. San Francisco, CA
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Seattle, WA
4. Scottsdale, AZ
5. Oakland, CA
6. Portland, OR
7. Irvine, CA (tie)
7. Honolulu, HI (tie)
9. Madison, WI
10. Atlanta, GA
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