Snobbing it Wrote:
> Alexandria Ranks #3 Snobbiest Mid-Sized City in
> the Nation
> Real estate research firm says: "There’s a bit
> of a stereotype in Virginia that the northern part
> of the state is kind of snobby, and for this city
> that generalization is pretty true."
> Movoto, a real estate research site, has ranked
> Alexandria the third snobbiest mid-sized city in
> the country.
> Here's what the research firm had to say about
> Alexandria and its so-called snobby ways:
> "There’s a bit of a stereotype in Virginia that
> the northern part of the state is kind of snobby,
> and for this city that generalization is pretty
> true. For starters, this city had the third
> highest number of college grads, at over 60
> percent, so the brightest and best like to call
> this area home.The locals definitely have a more
> cultured and artistic eye, which is why they were
> second place for art galleries per capita.
> Maybe you’re looking to make sure that little
> Joey is raised right in the Mother of States.
> That’s not a problem here either, as Alexandria
> had the sixth most private schools per capita. If
> you’re worried about paying for that school,
> never fear, this place had the seventh highest
> household income as well. Nothing but the best for
> these fancy folks."
> Movoto looked at factors like median household
> income, private schools, art galleries and country
> clubs to create the list.
> Other snobby stats:•Median home price (the
> higher the better)
> •Median household income (the higher the
> •Percent of population with a college degree
> (the higher the better)
> •Private schools per capita (the more the
> •Performing arts per capita (the more the
> •Art galleries per capita (the more the better)
> •Fast food restaurants per capita (the fewer the
> •Country clubs per capita (the more the better)
> The median price of homes currently listed in
> Alexandria is $487,500 while the median price of
> homes that sold is $462,290, according to
> Alexandria's median income, according to the U.S.
> Census, is $83,996.
> The city has numerous private or parochial schools
> including three high schools: Episcopal High
> School, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School and
> Bishop Ireton High School.
> From Visit Alexandria, here's a bit on the city's
> art scene: "Named one of America's Top ArtPlaces
> 2013, Alexandria is nationally recognized as a
> community with a 'backbone of creative
> culture...exceptionally successful at combining
> art, artists and venues for creativity and
> expression...to make vibrant neighborhoods.' The
> city's visual arts hub is the world-famous Torpedo
> Factory Art Center, a former munitions factory
> transformed into an artistic powerhouse with three
> floors of artist studios and galleries, plus the
> headquarters of the Art League School which serves
> 7,000 students annually."
> The country clubs near Alexandria? Technically,
> there are two in nearby Fairfax County: Belle
> Haven Country Club, Mount Vernon Country Club and
> one in nearby Arlington County: Army Navy Country
> Here are the top 10 snobbiest mid-size cities,
> according to Movoto:
> 1. Pasadena, Calif.
> 2. Thousand Oaks, Calif.
> 3. Alexandria, Va.
> 4. Naperville, Ill.
> 5. Santa Rosa, Calif.
> 6. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
> 7. Glendale, Calif.
> 8. Sunnyvale, Calif.
> 9. Fullerton, Calif.
> 10. Eugene, Ore.
> What do you think? Did Movoto get it right? Is
> Alexandria a snobby city?
Where are people find these cheap houses???? I could not find anthing decent not next to a ghetto for less than $700K.