San Francisco is the snobbiest city in America. And Berkeley is right behind it.
That’s according to RoadSnacks, a website that uses what it calls “cold, hard” Internet data to create “bite-sized snacks of shareable information about places and cities across the country.”
With a population of 817,755, median household income of $73,802 and median home price of $750,000, The City ranks No. 1 on the list of the country’s 10 snobbiest cities (with populations of 100,000 or more). Berkeley, with a population of 112,662, median household income of $63,505 and median home price of $707,000 was No. 2.
Other California cities also placed: Pasadena (3), Irvine (6), Costa Mesa (8), Santa Clara (9) and San Diego (10).
Other “snob-tastic” criteria included percent of population with a college degree, and number of private schools, theaters, art galleries and Whole Foods per capita. (Hmmm, wonder why they didn’t include number of cafes selling $10 cups of coffee from Rwanda or $11 pints of crème fraîche with pear caramel ice cream?)
Keeping a friendly spirit, RoadSnack folks offered the disclaimer: “We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with the people in these cities. If we had the money and knowledge a lot of the people in these cities do, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.” Hear, hear.
SUPERMODELS HAVE PROBLEMS, TOO
There was a time when Gisele Bundchen wondered if she would run and leave her boyfriend Tom Brady when she found out that his former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan was pregnant.
Speaking on “CBS This Morning” with Charlie Rose on Tuesday, the supermodel described a “few tough times” in the early days of her courtship with the football star, and dealing with Deflategate accusations that the New England Patriots quarterback cheated in a playoff game.
Bundchen said she fell for Brady in 2007 but didn’t know what to do after she learned Moynahan was pregnant with his child.
“It was a challenging thing because here I am, thinking I’m dating this guy, you know we met, we started dating and everything was great, and this happens,” she told Rose in the TV interview.
She added: “Now, … I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter bonus child,” referring to Brady and Moynahan’s 8-year-old son. (She and Brady have two children of their own.)
Meanwhile, the entire print run of 1,000 copies of her $700 coffee table book “Gisele” sold out last week even before it hit store shelves.
Allen Toussaint, the revered New Orleans’ R&B producer, songwriter, pianist and singer, died after appearing in Madrid on Monday; he was 77.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 41. … Actress Demi Moore is 53. … Actor Stanley Tucci is 55. … Writer Mary Gaitskill is 61. … Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 62. … U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is 75.
— Staff, wire report
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