'America's Snobbiest Cities' list: Kansas City lands on Travel & Leisure's ranking of elitist towns
41 Action News Staff
1:14 PM, Jul 2, 2013
4:41 PM, Jul 2, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you've ever heard a Kansas City native talk to out-of-towners about our barbecue, you might agree with this one.
The City of Fountains (America's version, not Rome) has landed itself on the list of America's Snobbiest Cities, featured in this month's Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Kansas City tied for 14th on the list with Philadelphia, another town that likes to push their noses up at out-of-towners about their culinary mainstay – the cheesesteak.
But this list isn't about food, entirely at least.
T&L polled readers about 35 major metropolitan areas on everything from trendy food trucks to good-looking locals.
To compile the list of biggest snobs, the magazine says it considered traditional staples of snobbery like a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents and more 21st-century definitions of the term, like tech-savviness, artisanal coffeehouses and a conspicuous eco-consciousness.
San Francisco topped the list of snobby cities. New York City and Boston rounded out the Top 3.
Here's a look at the Top 10. For the full list of 20 cities and more on how the list was compiled, visit
1. San Francisco
2. New York City
4. Minneapolis/St. Paul
5. Santa Fe, NM (tie)
6. Seattle tie
8. Providence, RI
9. Washington, DC
10. Charleston, SC