Friday, July 5, 2013
Dallas didn’t make top 20 list of snobbiest cities in America
In Travel + Leisure's list of the nation's top 20 snobbiest cities, the two Texas towns that apparently turn their nose up are Houston and Austin. Not Dallas, the land of sprawling shopping malls and $100,000 cars. Dallasites, is this good news for us?
Seems "snobby" has taken a new meaning. The survey took into account these things:
- a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents
- high-end shopping
- highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater
- artisanal coffeehouses
- conspicuous eco-consciousness
Many of the cities that made the list -- San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Austin -- have one thing in common: They're hipster cities. And judging on the criteria above, seems hipsters are new snob. How ironic.
Dallas was already deemed hipster-unfriendly. Dallasites' stereotypical bigger-is-better attitude must not have fit T+L's highfalutin criteria, if "snobby" now relates to artisanal coffeehouses instead of shiny convertibles.
San Francisco topped the list for its fine dining and ethnic cuisine, though the T+L editors were quick to point out it's an overwhelmingly welcoming city when it comes to being gay-friendly. Second and third in snobbery were NYC and Boston.
Houston came in at No. 17 because of its luxury shopping. Austin was No. 19 for its snotty music scene.
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