Philly No. 14 among 'America's Snobbiest Cities'

The June issue of Travel + Leisure ranks Philadelphia the nation's 14th "snobbiest" city.

Generally, the rankings were how rich a city is in cultural attractions and "high-end shopping," and how uppity and elitist residents are about everything from food to environmental issues.

Sports meets "culture": In 1981, Sylvester Stallone with statue created for"Rocky III," which wound up placed under some trees near the bottom of the Art Museum's "Rocky steps."

Philadelphia, though, was given "haughtiness" points for being "sports-crazed." (See "Sports fans make Philly snobby?)

Here is the Top 20.

1. San Francisco
2. New York City
3. Boston
4. Minneapolis/St. Paul
5 (tie). Santa Fe, N.M.
5 (tie). Seattle
7. Chicago.
8. Providence, R.I.
9. Washington, D.C.
10. Charleston, S.C.
11. Portland, Ore.
12. Savannah, GA
13. Nashville
14 (tie). Kansas City, Mo.
14 (tie). Philadelphia
16. Los Angeles
17. Houston
18. Portland, Maine
19. Austin, Texas
20. San Juan, Puerto Rico

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