Oak Park has made another list. This time, it made a less traditional list than Chicago’s oldest suburb is typically used to seeing — “The 10 Snobbiest Small Cities in America,” as created by Real Estate blog Movoto.
Oak Park came in at No. 7 on the list.
Seven criteria were used to determine the ranking, which consisted of: median home price, median household income, percent of population with a college degree, private schools per capita, performing arts per capita, art galleries per capita, fast food restaurants per capita. According to Movoto:
You might be surprised to see another Illinois locale on our list (especially after Naperville ranked so highly on our last snobby piece), but the reasons this place is good for snobs are pretty apparent.
If locals aren’t catching brunch at Hemmingway’s Bistro, you might be able to find them strolling through one of the numerous art galleries in the area, the sixth most per capita on our list.
Of course, these fine folks aren’t just elitist in the ways of art, they’re also well rounded in their education. With many private schools and with over 60 percent of the population having a college degree, Oak Park locals know a thing or two about how to hold themselves in all sorts of company.