San Francisco Named America's Snobbiest City

The City by the Bay is also the city with its nose in the air, according to Travel + Leisure.

Monday, Jul 1, 2013  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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San Francisco Named America's Snobbiest City

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Can a city be both friendly and snobby? It can if it’s San Francisco, apparently.

The City by the Bay made its way to the top of Travel + Leisure’s list of America’s snobbiest cities, despite also being the most gay-friendly city.

In their annual survey of America’s favorite cities, Travel + Leisure asked their readers to rank 35 major cities by features like the attractiveness of its residents and the quality of its microbrew beer, but added some twists to determine a city’s level of snobbery.

“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,” wrote Katrina Brown Hunt in blog post.

Rounding out the top five cites: New York City, Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Santa Fe, N.M. 

Click here to see the full list of America's snobbiest cities.

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