Chicago Suburb Among Nation's "Snobbiest" Small Cities

To create its list, Movoto looked at cities with populations between 45,000 and 65,000 as well as criteria such as home prices, household income, percent of the population with a college degree and private schools and art galleries per capita.

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    A real estate website has named a Chicago suburb among the top 10 snobbiest small cities in America.

    The real estate website Movoto.com ranked Oak Park seventh on its list. The snobbiest city on the list was Palo Alto, California, followed by Bethesda, Maryland.

    To create its list, Movoto looked at cities with populations between 45,000 and 65,000 as well as criteria such as home prices, household income, percent of the population with a college degree and private schools and art galleries per capita.

    "You might be surprised to see another Illinois locale on our list (especially after Naperville ranked so highly on our last snobby piece)," the site states, "but the reasons this place is good for snobs are pretty apparent."

    Movoto says the town ranks sixth for art galleries per capita and boasts many private schools. In addition more than 60 percent of the population has a college degree.

    Earlier this year Movoto ranked Naperville among the top five “snobbiest mid-sized cities in America" thanks to high household incomes, locals with college degrees and “world-wise and wealthy people."

    The western suburb also ranked high for having plenty of country clubs and fancy restaurants like Morton’s The Steakhouse, the blog said.

    “Who ever said the best things in life are free? It definitely wasn’t Naperville,” the blog post states.

    Snobbiest small cities in America:

    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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