Skip to comments.San Francisco Named Snobbiest City in the U.S.
Posted on 07/03/2013 4:24:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
It's official: we can no longer ride on the flowery coattails of our hippie past. San Francisco is now America's snobbiest city, according to an article by Travel & Leisure ranking the Bay's upper-crustiness above New York, Boston and the "exceptionally tidy" residents of Minneapolis. Seriously?
Well, we guess we saw it coming through the lenses of our Google glasses. Here are some other reasons we've reached the crème de la crème of American egotism:
- We're the second most expensive city to live in, behind Manhattan. That's absurd. When a single studio apartment in SOMA costs $1300 a month without a bathroom, you have to ask yourself if all the positive reinforcement on your new sundress from the homeless guy on your street corner is really worth it. And then hyperventilate when you start looking at costlier digs.
- We avoid tourist spots like the zombie apocalypse. Despite the fact that S.F. is full of legitimately fun places like Fisherman's Wharf and certain historical landmarks, most locals shrink from participating in the fun as soon as the souvenir carts start rolling in. On the bright side of snobbiness, that makes our local cultural hotspots all the hotter -- just take a look at:
- Our boutiques and restaurants. Travel & Leisure also lists us as the fourth best city for independent boutiques and fifth for fine dining establishments (although we're crazy snobby about pretty much everything food-related). Unfortunately, if you look up the "Free Attractions" list you'll find us at a measly number 14.
- We have a booming specialty scent business, and its name is an esoteric pun: "Cognoscenti," a heady blend of the term for "expert" and the smell-related one, obviously. The associates must be a little snub-nosed after so much time sniffing at imperfect customers and scent combos alike.
If you're still curious about the snobbiness of S.F., here's the list proclaiming us number one. Bring your own monocle.
Interesting that gays and lesbians are obviously so snobby.
I called this when the news gave the teaser last night. I said 1) San Francisco; 2) New York; 3) DC. I got the third one wrong; it was Boston.
On the local news a day or two ago it was reported that Boston was #2 or #3.Not at all surprising to me.
As I have told people about Boston, if you see someone smiling take a photo. It is a rare treat.
That’s exactly what came to my mind as soon as I read the title.
Well I can see where you uncouth lowbrow morons wouldn’t understand....
Considering that queers are a protected and privileged class in America today, I can see that they might take on airs. Especially in the city by the gay bay. Just sayn’
Hey...I'm from Boston and I'm telling you that you're not *nearly* good enough to be posting here!
(Just kidding...you just might be good enough)
It’s just that they KNOOOOW they are sooooo much better than the rest of us pukes. Obvious since we aren’t “smart” or “chic” enough to live there. What dolts we are. NOT! (I mean after all, you have to be smart to share the same city as botox san fran nan and the ever affable difi.)
I don’t like Los Angeles, but I did live in SF and nevar have I heard soooo many people spend sooo much time in conversations where they DWELLED ON how much they HHHHATED and LOATHED Los Angeles.
Uh...and I’m not really crazy about LA, either. But THAT level of hatred? I have a hard time believing that people in LA make a hobby of hating San Francisco.
Also often if you run into people whose families have been in San Francisco for generations they will LORD this over you non-stop —it’s like they have NOTHING else at all.
The only people worse are the Gay Mafia, but then the two groups overlap, so sometimes you have people who are SF snobby *and also* GayMafiaSnobby.
I moved from DC to Boston in ‘87, New York in ‘96 then to San Francisco in ‘98. All Libtards.
Oh, LA from ‘99 - ‘03 and yes, the SF Freaks hate LA, but they don’t know why.
I'm always smiling...but it's because I'm so often reminded of how superior I am to the rest of humanity.
That’s what I love about my hometown, Buffalo. We are not smug about ANYTHING.
And ..the most morally corrupt, too!
Have you ever considered moving to an American city?
Isn’t it ironic... donchya think?
I still think New York is no. 1.
no worries here, SF, NYC, Boston, LA will never get a penny from me in tourist dollars
I think San Franciscans are very attached to their city, but I wouldn’t call them snobby. In fact, I found the people there to be unusually friendly. But hey, the weather’s delightful, and you can’t turn around without another breathtaking view unfolding before you. Just being there makes you feel good.
I wish the smug people would cecede from the rest of the country. They might be happier but I know the rest of us sure would be.
The snobbism even penetrates into the different parts of the SF Bay Area, so deep it is:
Berkeley snobs —if you’re from non-Berkeley parts of the Bay Area, then there’s something a little amiss with you (predictably they’re also the rudest, I think).
That’s also somewhat with the SOMA (South of Market) people —you HAVE to live there, or you’re not really an artist, etc.
Then there is a place up in Marin County where they repeatedly take down the sign indicating their city, “If you don’t know where to exit the highway to get here, then we don’t want you, here...”
GREAT area for weather, art and architecture, but the area attacts BUMS and snobby rich people —if you can figger that out then let me know.
Boston is actually one of my favorite cities. Handsome men, crooked little streets, great restaurants. A city that produced Tommy MacDonald cannot be all bad, right? I like to walk around and pretend patriots still live there. Sigh.
It’s full of well off liberals who look down their noses at flyover country.
Just look at the Boston bombings. Had it happened in flyover country, bloggers from these places would be jeering “Where’s your god now? HAHAHAH. Serves you right!”.
I can’t wait for the Big One to hit SF.
Usually the ignorant and insecure are snobs.
I was born there. It really is the most beautiful city, but I’m glad I don’t live there. My parents wax nostalgic about how wonderful it was in the early ‘60s there, but now they just shake their heads and say it’s ruined.
Uh...and Im not really crazy about LA, either. But THAT level of hatred? I have a hard time believing that people in LA make a hobby of hating San Francisco.
Also often if you run into people whose families have been in San Francisco for generations they will LORD this over you non-stop its like they have NOTHING else at all.
Yeah, Angelenos are unsophisticated Philistines--and those of us who live behind the Orange Curtain are even worse--we still vote Republican!
crooked little streets
And crooked little politicians too.
Obviously they’ve never been to Charleston, SC!
“Uh...and Im not really crazy about LA, either. But THAT level of hatred? I have a hard time believing that people in LA make a hobby of hating San Francisco.”
I don’t know I make it a hobby to hate lots of things about California. But it appears that the hobby is returned in spades. Look at some of the sports sites like Lonestar Ball or Halo’s Heaven and see the things that Rangers and Angels fans say about each other. It is a different level of hate from say Cowboys and Redskins or Yankee’s BoSox’s The fans simply hate everything about each other and take glee in anything bad that happens to the opossing team ot area.
So many puns included in there I couldn’t try to add on ;)
What a dump!!!
Please, nobody hates worse then Red Sox fans against Yankees.
But when I moved up their (I just moved to Az.)All I heard was crap about how much better SF is over SoCal. Well, not really, especially from jerks in SF who say stuff like that.
The whole list is libtards (except Charlotte).
And you have reason to be!
“Interesting that gays and lesbians are obviously so snobby.”
My mother would say this is from feeling insecure. Took me a lifetime to understand sometimes insecurity comes from knowing you are doing the wrong thing. Living the wrong way.
Boston is actually one of my favorite cities. Handsome streets, crooked little men, great restaurants.
There fixed it.
Actually, I love Boston, been there several times. Since they finished the Big Dig it is even better.
Probably most diseased too.
LIBERAL, I SMELL MY FARTS THEY’RE SO GOOD, SMUG
south park had a great episode on this. the hybrid car/smug episode. digs in on clooney and hollywood smug hypocrites too.
and just this week the report that hybrid cars do zero to help greenhouse gas emissions.
that is a great episode. damn if they are not dead on in that one.
yeah but you guys are just constantly pissed off about something or other. :-)
Yeah, the ‘SMUG’ from George Clooney’s acceptance speech was a great catch for Trey and Matt.
you substituted “people” for “a$$holes” in SOMA. you are a nice person!
the big one where everyone has to surf to denver?
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