America's snobby cities: Pasadena tops the list. But you disagree!

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Real estate blog Movoto recently posted a ranking of America's top 10 snobbiest midsize cities — and California took six out of the 10 spots on the list, with Pasadena No. 1.

Other California cities that made the top 10 list — chosen from 100 cities across the country — included Thousand Oaks, Glendale and Fullerton.

The list was determined based on factors including home prices, incomes, education, local places to see the performing arts, country clubs and more, according to Movoto.

But when we asked you and other KPCC users what you thought of the list, you let us know that it bothered you. Here's what you had to say about it:

Tweet from @ruffh20

"Why does this survey consider education and art appreciation to be snobby? I don't get it...but then I do live in South Pasadena." —Stephanie Stein on KPCC's Facebook page

Tweet from @uscityplanner

"Pasadena does indeed top lists for education levels, private schools, art, culture, etc, but using those to define 'snobiness' is stupid." —Hometown Pasadena's Colleen Dunn Bates on KPCC's Facebook page

Tweet from @iamjoeytolle

"Not sure why Fullerton is on the list..lol..I live in Orange County and when people think of snobby areas, they would think more about where I live in south Orange County, not Fullerton. Pasadena may be number one but I love that town." —Elizabeth Domingos-Shepard on KPCC's Facebook page

Chase Mooney didn't like the way Movoto defined "snobbiness":

"If that's their criteria then 'snobby' now means 'balanced cultural place of health' and the real snobs in Maryland and upstate New York, Bev hills and southern Nashville can take the 'elite snobs' title."

Other SoCal locations people suggested on Facebook as being the places that really deserve to be on the list, in no particular order:

  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita/Valencia
  • Glendora
  • Mission Viejo
  • Beverly Hills
  • Santa Monica
  • Newport Beach
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Malibu
  • South Pasadena
  • Irvine
  • Maywood
  • Bellflower
  • San Diego beach cities

Of course, a few people didn't think it was worth discussing and even registered their disapproval:

"Who cares what a random website think." —Luke Mabaquiao on Facebook

"This type of thing is beneath KPCC. I come here for much snobbier reporting." —Matt Ziemer on Facebook

"How bout KPCC as snobs? Yes, I think so." —Abel Abel on Facebook

Read more of what everyone had to say about it on Facebook:

Facebook post

We'd still love to hear your thoughts and comments. Let us know your thoughts on city snobbery on Facebook or in the comments below.

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