This is a pretty funny article from the OCRegister published July 23, 2014 by Marilyn Kalfus.

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1. Palo Alto

2. Bethesda, MD

3. Brookline, MA

4. San Rafael

5. Walnut Creek

6. Hoboken, NJ

7. Oak Park, IL

8. Encinitas (tie)

8. Rockville, MD (tie)

10. Laguna Niguel

Source: Movoto

Break out the Dom Perignon. Better yet, make the butler do it.

An Orange County burg has snagged a spot on a list of the Top 10 snobbiest small cities in the U.S, courtesy of real estate website Movoto.

Laguna Niguel came in at No. 10. The city trailed Palo Alto (No. 1) and three other California towns: San Rafael, Walnut Creek and Encinitas.

“Are only the finer things in life good enough for you?” Movoto inquired. “Then you’ll fit right in with the folks in these 10 snooty little cities.”

But, the site added, “ ‘Snobby’ doesn’t necessarily mean bad. “Heck, we’d probably be pleased as punch to live in any one of these.”

The analysis included more than 300 cities of 45,000-65,000 residents and weighed factors such as median household income, percent of the population with college degrees and the number of private schools, performing arts and art galleries per capita.

So how did Laguna Niguel make the cut?

Movoto’s blurb about Laguna Niguel sounds more like Orange County as a whole:

“There were plenty of art galleries and performing arts to go around, and parents will be pleased to see there are many private schools to select from. Besides that, there are many upscale neighborhoods with amazing views.”

The website pegged the city’s average household income at more than $97,000.

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