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In good company: Naperville ranked among snobbiest cities in America

Naperville was ranked as the fourth snobbiest mid-sized city in America by Movoto’s real-estate blog.

Cities were ranked by criteria including home price, income, population with a college degree, number of private schools, number of art galleries and number of country clubs.

Movoto noted Naperville’s high population with a college degree (66 percent), which was first among the ranked cities. Naperville also ranked highly in household income rank and country clubs rank. However, the city ranked poorly in art galleries. Movoto also highlighted Morton’s The Steakhouse  as the city’s essential fine dining experience.

If this place seems like a bit of an odd man out on our list, don’t be fooled. Naperville had the second highest household income, and over 66 percent of locals had a college degree, so these are some world-wise and wealthy people. Plus, they’re able to congregate together in their seventh place country clubs, probably to sample wine and discuss recent stock market trends.

Six of the cities on Movoto’s list were in California, including top-ranked Pasadena. Others included Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Alexandria, Virginia; and Eugene, Oregon. Naperville was the only city from both Illinois and the midwest.

Movoto used data from the 2010 census business listings to compile the list.

[Read the full story at Movoto]

3 Comments

  • PS

    Six of the ten are in California, nothing from AZ, NY or CT to name three. And, what about Chicago north shore? C'mon, how did Naperville make it and not Willmette, Kenilworth or Lake Forest? The pollsters (loosely used) don't get around much obvisously. What was their intention? An audacious "report" to drive traffic to their website/business. Mission accomplished.

    2014-06-28 12:25:55 | Reply
  • Sandra Burke

    As an immigrant Napervillian, I am personally offended by this "title". Snobby is a negative word - meaning "condescending, patronizing, or socially exclusive" and I don't think Naperville as a whole is that. However, if you look at the criteria for the 4th ranking - then I can understand why we are on the list - but it doesn't mean we are snobby.

    2014-06-20 13:37:24 | Reply
  • BritHawk

    Well done Naperville. Maybe we can get a Rolls Royce Dealership now.

    2014-06-19 22:12:59 | Reply
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