Back in 2021, I wrote an article about snobbery in Connecticut.

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The gist was, Connecticut ranked as the 3rd snobbiest state in the U.S. The study looked at how much wine people consumed in each state, factored in graduation rates, considered how many people got their degree in arts or humanities and added in how many top-tier universities are in each state.

When all was said and done we were #3 behind only Massachusetts (1) and Vermont (2).

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New research from Road Snacks has given us a chance to look even deeper and see The Snobbiest places in Connecticut. Road Snacks used "Saturday Night Science" and examined 21 of the state's most populous areas over 9,000 people. They and looked at similar factors like:

  • Expensive Homes
  • Incomes
  • Educated Population

After the "Saturday Night Science" was concluded, this was the Top 5 Snobbiest places in Connecticut.

1. Stamford

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2. Shelton

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3. Norwalk

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4. Milford

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5. Danbury

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See the rest of the list here.

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After reading the results I was surprised because I've seen lists like this one before and the towns that were ranked highest seemed a bit more predictable. Here is a Top 5 from from Town & Country in 2015:

1. Darien

2. Greenwich

3. Old Greenwich

4. Weston

5. New Canaan

I think the folks who conducted the "Saturday Night Science" did not factor in "The Ridge" after midnight, our 1,000 liquor stores or dig into the machetes per household data. These days, people don't agree on anything but I'll bet if I asked 10 people if Danbury is more snobby than Greenwich they'd shout "hell no" in unison.

I'm not suggesting there is no snobbish behavior here; we do have a badass food scene and a butt load of highly accomplished individuals. There is bound to be a snob smear somewhere in the Hat City.

5 of CT's Richest Billionaires, Most of Them Live on Gold Coast

According to Wise Voter, Connecticut is the 7th richest state in the nation and one region called the Gold Coast is the main source of most of the riches. You know the names Greenwich & Darien, these places are talked about like they are mythical lands, but they are real and so are the humans that inhabit them. Here are a few of those people, these are 5 of CT's Richest Billionaires.  

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Tommy Hilfiger's Former CT Estate Seems Like Something Out of a Movie

This is not a home, it is a friggin palace. What do you do with a house like this? You invite people over to remind them you’re better than they are. You have massive parties; you pay strangers to take care of all the grounds and you beg people to live with you so you’re not lonely. This home is a statement, and the statement is I wanted to buy the Playboy mansion, but someone beat me to it.  Check out the unbelievable former Connecticut home of Tommy Hilfiger.  

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

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