These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Arkansas


We used science and data to determine which cities in AR probably think they’re better than you.

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When it comes to being a snob, you’ve got all types. You’ve got your wine snobs, beer snobs, and food snobs. There are book snobs, movie snobs, and theatre (yes, with an re) snobs. These days, you’ve probably even got snob snobs—people who think their type of snob is better than yours.

Down in the south, you might not think of folks as ‘snobby’ as those in the northeast. But, they’re out there, for sure. Especially in certain areas of Arkansas, where you can call these true southerners snooty or even just plain loaded if you will.

In fact, in these 10 places, it’s downright snobby:

  1. Maumelle (Photos)
  2. Bentonville (Photos)
  3. Lowell (Photos)
  4. Little Rock (Photos)
  5. Fayetteville (Photos)
  6. Marion (Photos)
  7. Hot Springs Village
  8. Centerton (Photos)
  9. Bella Vista (Photos)
  10. Rogers (Photos)

Now we’re not so full of ourselves as to just come up with this list from nowhere. We actually analyzed 82 places in the state. And we’re not saying there’s anything wrong with these cities.

Actually, if we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

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How we determined the snobbiest places in Arkansas

You think we’d just come up with this list willy nilly? Not a chance.

What we did is, we gathered up all of the places in arkansas with populations of 5,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 82 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria: (And no, it’s not a word. English snob.)

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Theaters per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Art galleries per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 82 places in each category with scores from one to 82. We then averaged each place’s ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Arkansas. So let’s all flip a table in honor of Bentonville (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Now before you get upset, let’s remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course we would!

Now, let’s put on your monocle and take a look at what make these places so snobby; for a more complete list, just hop down to the end of the post.

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1. Maumelle

Population: 16,983
Median household income: $82,233
Median home price: $214,293
College degrees: 32%

2. Bentonville

Population: 35,394
Median household income: $61,680
Median home price: $166,000
College degrees: 26%

3. Lowell

Population: 7,345
Median household income: $58,309
Median home price: $144,292
College degrees: 19%

4. Little Rock

Population: 193,934
Median household income: $45,027
Median home price: $150,635
College degrees: 23%

5. Fayetteville

Population: 74,490
Median household income: $36,993
Median home price: $175,393
College degrees: 26%

6. Marion

Population: 12,292
Median household income: $63,283
Median home price: $143,293
College degrees: 19%

7. Hot Springs Village

Source: Public Domain

Population: 13,207
Median household income: $51,293
Median home price: $210,000
College degrees: 22%

8. Centerton

Population: 9,393
Median household income: $58,933
Median home price: $140,223
College degrees: 32%

9. Bella Vista

Source: Public domain

Population: 26,284
Median household income: $61,293
Median home price: $152,932
College degrees: 24%

10. Rogers

Population: 56,092
Median household income: $61,264
Median home price: $162,200
College degrees: 19%

Summing Up The Humble Pie

Sure, we might have poked a little harmless fun at these 10 snobby places in Arkansas, but hey, it’s only because we’re jealous. High incomes, expensive homes, and excellent educations? That sounds pretty southern charming to us. Who wouldn’t want that!

If you’re interested, here are the least snobby places in Arkansas: Marianna, Dumas, Newport, Warren, Helena-West Helena.

Desktop users, there’s a chart below with all snobby cities in Arkansas ranked from first to last.

City Home Prices Rank
maumelle $214,700 1
bentonville $166,000 2
lowell $144,600 3
little rock $150,800 4
fayetteville $175,900 5
marion $143,900 6
hot springs village $210,100 7
centerton $140,800 8
bella vista $152,300 9
rogers $149,300 10
conway $150,700 11
searcy $131,400 12
hot springs village $210,100 13
benton $138,100 14
sheridan $121,100 14
bryant $142,600 16
rockwell $177,900 17
sherwood $141,900 18
heber springs $125,900 19
siloam springs $114,200 20
mountain home $119,000 21
cabot $138,900 22
arkadelphia $121,700 23
white hall $133,100 24
pea ridge $128,900 24
farmington $160,300 26
harrison $97,400 26
north little rock $120,000 26
jonesboro $133,500 26
magnolia $94,600 30
hot springs $118,600 31
russellville $117,800 32
clarksville $88,500 33
van buren $108,400 34
prairie grove $135,000 35
greenbrier $119,900 36
springdale $136,300 37
fort smith $112,300 38
batesville $106,900 39
greenwood $121,400 40
jacksonville $112,100 41
alma $120,000 42
east end $128,800 43
wynne $82,800 43
paragould $100,400 43
texarkana $96,900 46
lonoke $101,700 46
mena $81,000 48
cherokee village $80,800 48
berryville $98,100 50
blytheville $73,900 51
monticello $85,700 52
el dorado $70,500 53
stuttgart $86,900 53
morrilton $83,000 55
west memphis $89,500 56
pocahontas $69,600 57
haskell $113,300 58
ward $104,200 59
crossett $74,400 60
pine bluff $71,500 61
malvern $74,000 62
camden $72,200 63
trumann $79,500 64
de queen $68,200 64
barling $90,100 66
ashdown $78,000 67
beebe $107,000 68
hope $57,300 69
piney $67,700 70
forrest city $76,900 70
nashville $78,500 72
walnut ridge $64,600 73
fordyce $46,800 74
osceola $79,400 75
dardanelle $88,400 76
mcgehee $62,900 77
helena-west helena $59,500 78
warren $61,400 78
newport $64,800 80
dumas $50,100 81
marianna $51,400 81

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