According to RoadSnacks, every state is full of snobs and Florida is no different, so they measured "snobby things" in more than 100 Florida cities and came up with a list of municipalities whose citizens think they are better than you. They even wrote a little poem about it:
Where do you think Florida snobs live the most?
What if I told you they lived on the coast?
Not in the middle and not near the swamps
They’re not in the handle and not near the top.
Before you get too excited about that "not in the middle" jazz, here's what they measured to come up with their list of cities full of Snooty McSnottypants:
We started by making a list of every place in Florida with more than 5,000 people based on the 2013 American Community Survey. That left us with more than 218 places in Florida.
We then looked at the following snob-tastic criteria for each of the places on the list:
Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)
Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)
Theaters per capita (Higher is snobbier)
Art galleries per capita (Higher is snobbier)
If you were thinking Winter Park would top the list, YOU'RE WRONG. In fact, RoadSnacks claims it's Maitland that's our local hub of top-hatted, monocle-popping champagne-swillers, although it is at the very bottom of the 10. We kinda disagree — in fact, we named it "The Neighborhood Next Door" in our 2014 Annual Manual due to its wholesome, good-natured reputation, but hey ... one man's trash, that's another man's come-up.
The full list – cheers to you, snobs:
- Coral Gables
- Palm Beach
- Marco Island
- Boca Raton
- Longboat Key
- Key Biscayne