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Roadsnacks: Long Island rules on top 10 snob list

Downtown Garden City is shown on Aug. 9,

Downtown Garden City is shown on Aug. 9, 2011. Credit: T.C. McCarthy

The top 10 snobbiest places in New York? Well, seven of them are on Long Island. Who'da thunk it?

Garden City is No. 1 out of 500 places in New York State "analyzed" by The site says it looked at such factors as median home prices, median income, percent of the population with a college degree and the number of private schools per capita.

The other six Long Island communities high on being haughty include No. 2 Huntington, No. 3 Rockville Centre, No. 4 Massapequa, No. 5 Melville, No. 7 Syosset and No. 10 Merrick.

White Plains at No. 6, New City at No. 8 and Saratoga Springs at No. 9 round out the list.

The website is known for its Lettermanlike lists, such as the 10 Drunkest Places in Wisconsin and the 10 Most Boring Places to Live in Iowa.

Its goal in creating such lists "is to show you the real side of places that not everyone wants to hear," the site says. Data is compiled "to create bite-sized snacks of shareable information about places and cities across the country. We call it the 'other' side of regional infotainment."

The site provided criteria for defining snobbishness across the country. The Southern snob "takes pride in family money and goes to events like cotillions." The Western snob probably "made his or her money in tech or a startup."

As for the snob from Long Island or the Northeast?

The website says it's a "wealthy, high-class individual, who, don't even bother asking, is much smarter, more sophisticated, and learned than you."

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