Hoboken ain’t snobby

Some list calls Hoboken a snobby city

I hate these new “top 10” lists that pop up all over the internet. Especially when they try to rank cities across the country – and most likely have NEVER visited them. This is an example of data on a spreadsheet not translating whatsoever into real world observations and experiences.

So a sham of a website called Movoto published a stupid list called The 10 Snobbiest Small Cities in America.

Here’s what they tell uneducated readers about Hoboken:

“Locals here definitely are world-wise and well off. For starters, this place had the ninth highest household income on our list, with a startling average of over $100,000 per household. Hoboken also had the seventh highest percentage of population with at least a college degree. True, there were fewer private schools here, but there were other stats to keep this place elite.

The performing arts and art galleries here both ranked in the top 30, and there were few non-fast food restaurants here for those who can’t stand not to have filet mignon with every meal. If you’re more into the art culture, you can always hobnob in Hoboken at the Barsky Gallery.”

Hoboken411’s take:

  • “For starters,” rankings in general are meaningless.
  • “Performing Arts?” We have a very small performing arts representation here in Hoboken. It’s a joke. Same with art galleries. Sure a few here and there – but I cannot see how we’d even make a blip on any map of the “arts.”
  • $100k household income? That is barely considered middle-class these days.
  • If there’s one thing they got right – was showing a stroller in the picture. That factor, if considered alone – would make Hoboken the #1 snobbiest city on planet earth.

Go talk to some of the old school B ‘n’ R’s here in town. Doubt you’ll see any snobs around.

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10 Comments on "Hoboken ain’t snobby"

1 year 6 months ago

Being educated and choosing to live in a nice city makes you snobby? I guess that author is no snob at all!

1 year 6 months ago

Wow, that chubby bozo and his iGadget, along with every other person in that first photo sum up exactly what is wrong with the world today.

Sweet Thunder
1 year 6 months ago

This article placing “snobby” ranks on a place is idiotic. My guesses why Hoboken is even on this list: “performing arts per capita” counted the numerous dance/yoga studios, “private schools per capita” counted daycares, and “art galleries” counted all the frame shops. As for the lack of fast food, Hoboken DOES have it – it’s just given a fancy name. Ridiculous.

1 year 6 months ago

I would say Hoboken IS a snobby city. Wannabe city dwellers who can’t quite make it across the river, but want the same holier than thou attitude. Memo, your shit stinks too.

joey maxim
1 year 6 months ago

suns on the money every ones dump smells…as well as undies..its the difference in being mean spirited and a decent person…just put the snobs behind you..[quote comment=”223486″]I would say Hoboken IS a snobby city. Wannabe city dwellers who can’t quite make it across the river, but want the same holier than thou attitude. Memo, your shit stinks too.[/quote]

1 year 6 months ago

I don’t think “snobby” is the right word. That’s a label better used for say the Rumson Country Club.

“Pretentious” gets a little closer. I always saw the town to be a place where big city aspiration meets bridge-and-tunnel grabbiness.

Newer residents seem most infected. Also weekend visitors, particularly young female bar hoppers clad in hilariously preposterous outfits.