The 10 Snobbiest Places In Florida For 2023

The Snobbiest places in Florida are Key Biscayne and Palm Beach for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There are all types when it comes to being a snob in Florida. You’ve got your Wine Snobs, Book Snobs, and, of course, Clothes Snobs. Then there are the Technology Snobs, Car Snobs, and yes, even City Snobsas in, I’m better than you because I live in (insert snooty city here).

How can we tell which Florida cities are the snobbiest? By measuring snobby things, that’s how.

We used Saturday Night Science to look at things like expensive homes, high incomes, and overly educated populations by city in Florida. These are the criteria you’d argue with a friend over a foodie dinner about who’s snobbier.

After analyzing 209 of the state’s most populous areas over 5,000 people, we came up with this ranking of the ten snobbiest places in the state of Florida.

The Floridian in these places aren’t snobby, they just know they’re better than you.

Don’t freak out.

What’s the snobbiest place in Florida? The snobbiest place in Florida is Key Biscayne based on the data. If we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

The most laid back? That would be Marianna.

We’re not so full of ourselves as to make this ranking up from nowhere. So here’s a look at the top ten and more on how we did it. And if you’re curious, Florida is the 17th snobbiest in the United States.

For more Florida reading, check out:

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Snobbiest Places In Florida For 2023

Key Biscayne, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 14,530
% Highly Educated: 73.0%
Median Income: $167,990
Median Home Price: $1,246,700
More on Key Biscayne:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Palm Beach, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Elisa.rolle | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,175
% Highly Educated: 69.0%
Median Income: $168,787
Median Home Price: $1,523,100
More on Palm Beach:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Pinecrest, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 18,405
% Highly Educated: 70.0%
Median Income: $166,801
Median Home Price: $937,600
More on Pinecrest:  Cost Of Living

Coral Gables, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Averette | CC BY 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 49,269
% Highly Educated: 71.0%
Median Income: $113,623
Median Home Price: $867,700
More on Coral Gables:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Parkland, FL

Source: Flickr User digitalbookmobile | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 33,772
% Highly Educated: 66.0%
Median Income: $174,295
Median Home Price: $655,300
More on Parkland:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Naples, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) | CC BY 2.5
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 19,187
% Highly Educated: 62.0%
Median Income: $125,306
Median Home Price: $1,035,900
More on Naples:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Longboat Key, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Ebyabe | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,446
% Highly Educated: 67.0%
Median Income: $121,797
Median Home Price: $756,500
More on Longboat Key:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Palmetto Bay, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 24,327
% Highly Educated: 59.0%
Median Income: $131,605
Median Home Price: $617,900
More on Palmetto Bay:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Miami Shores, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Averette | CC BY 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 11,551
% Highly Educated: 61.0%
Median Income: $127,721
Median Home Price: $590,100
More on Miami Shores:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Sanibel, FL

Source: Wikipedia User | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,437
% Highly Educated: 58.0%
Median Income: $103,413
Median Home Price: $730,400
More on Sanibel:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we determined the snobbiest cities in the Sunshine State

Do you think wed just come up with this list willy-nilly? Not a chance – we only use Saturday Night Science around here.

We gathered up all of the places in Florida with populations of 5,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 209 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria (And no, its 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)

Turned out this simple criteria was much better at sniffing out the snobby places then more snobby criteria like:

  • Libaries per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Museums per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 209 places in each category with scores from one to 209. We then averaged each places ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Florida. So lets all flip a table in honor of Key Biscayne (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, lets 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.

And it’s not like your real estate agent would ever point out how snobby the town you’re moving to is. We’re here to keep you grounded, even if you’re wearing a monocle.

There You Have It – Now That You’re On Your High Horse

When it comes to snobbery, these places in Florida are heading ever upward. Residents in these communities are well educated, well paid, and appear to have all the sophisticated culture and entertainment of an Ernst Lubitsch film right at their fingertips.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most laid back places in Florida, according to science:

  1. Marianna
  2. Palatka
  3. Avon Park

For more Florida reading, check out:

Table: The Snobbiest Cities In Florida For 2023

Rank City Population
1 Key Biscayne, FL 14,530
2 Palm Beach, FL 9,175
3 Pinecrest, FL 18,405
4 Coral Gables, FL 49,269
5 Parkland, FL 33,772
6 Naples, FL 19,187
7 Longboat Key, FL 7,446
8 Palmetto Bay, FL 24,327
9 Miami Shores, FL 11,551
10 Sanibel, FL 6,437
11 Weston, FL 68,148
12 Southwest Ranches, FL 7,613
13 Neptune Beach, FL 6,880
14 Winter Park, FL 29,672
15 Gulf Breeze, FL 6,249
16 Boca Raton, FL 95,347
17 Jacksonville Beach, FL 23,492
18 St. Pete Beach, FL 8,963
19 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 58,482
20 Atlantic Beach, FL 13,404
21 Marco Island, FL 15,929
22 Belle Isle, FL 6,975
23 St. Augustine Beach, FL 6,688
24 Maitland, FL 19,154
25 Tequesta, FL 6,097
26 Wellington, FL 61,445
27 Oviedo, FL 39,405
28 Jupiter, FL 60,629
29 Lighthouse Point, FL 10,529
30 Lake Mary, FL 16,459
31 Surfside, FL 5,665
32 Doral, FL 73,126
33 Wilton Manors, FL 11,525
34 Satellite Beach, FL 11,093
35 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 6,231
36 Bay Harbor Islands, FL 5,880
37 Key West, FL 26,776
38 South Miami, FL 11,997
39 Miami Lakes, FL 30,582
40 Treasure Island, FL 6,620
41 North Palm Beach, FL 13,096
42 Fort Myers Beach, FL 5,687
43 Winter Garden, FL 45,978
44 Safety Harbor, FL 17,093
45 Fernandina Beach, FL 12,697
46 Destin, FL 13,751
47 Coral Springs, FL 133,693
48 Miami Springs, FL 13,880
49 Aventura, FL 39,734
50 Cocoa Beach, FL 11,316
51 Winter Springs, FL 38,021
52 Bonita Springs, FL 53,017
53 Miami Beach, FL 83,469
54 Indian Harbour Beach, FL 8,888
55 Davie, FL 104,782
56 Punta Gorda, FL 19,230
57 Royal Palm Beach, FL 38,697
58 Niceville, FL 15,532
59 St. Augustine, FL 13,994
60 Fort Lauderdale, FL 182,247
61 Delray Beach, FL 66,434
62 Pembroke Pines, FL 170,346
63 Venice, FL 24,876
64 West Melbourne, FL 25,768
65 Marathon, FL 9,622
66 Cutler Bay, FL 44,865
67 Ocoee, FL 46,562
68 Miramar, FL 134,306
69 Sarasota, FL 53,786
70 Freeport, FL 5,478
71 Groveland, FL 17,896
72 West Miami, FL 7,090
73 Tampa, FL 380,476
74 Minneola, FL 13,709
75 Clermont, FL 41,562
76 Sunny Isles Beach, FL 22,234
77 New Smyrna Beach, FL 29,674
78 Flagler Beach, FL 5,064
79 Apopka, FL 54,110
80 Orlando, FL 302,968
81 Oldsmar, FL 14,800
82 Fruitland Park, FL 7,879
83 Daytona Beach Shores, FL 5,086
84 Rockledge, FL 27,466
85 Vero Beach, FL 16,254
86 Temple Terrace, FL 26,585
87 Alachua, FL 10,527
88 St. Petersburg, FL 258,245
89 Mount Dora, FL 15,830
90 Gulfport, FL 11,830
91 Debary, FL 22,015
92 West Palm Beach, FL 115,877
93 Cape Canaveral, FL 9,979
94 Coconut Creek, FL 57,553
95 Sunrise, FL 96,220
96 Wildwood, FL 14,747
97 Seminole, FL 19,224
98 Hollywood, FL 152,597
99 Orange Park, FL 8,682
100 Lynn Haven, FL 19,425
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

14 thoughts on “The 10 Snobbiest Places In Florida For 2023

  1. Really? your criteria is so irrelevant to the headline. I visit Sanibel for vacation and it is friendlier than most other cities in Florida. Get a grip.

  2. Well there is a terrible bias here isn’t there? Basically you have assumed that the wealthier the area the snobbier it will be. I have been around for 58 years and in my experience that is not the truth at all. In fact, the reverse is often true.

  3. I’ve lived all over Florida and the snobbiest city, by far, is Winter Park, which isn’t even on your list. And, one of the criteria for snobbiest cities, needs to be on city government regulation. For example, you can’t use wifi in a Winter Park library without paying a fee or having a library card, and of course, you can’t get a card unless you live in the city limits. The cops there give you tickets for everything, like “illegal left/right turns.” To get a film license for video shoot in an outdoor location in WP, you have to pay exorbitant amounts of money. Another good criteria would be the number of luxury cars, and even, the number of vanity license plates registered in that city.

  4. If you’re wanting people to start coming to your site, you should probably use a little more ‘science’ than education/ income. How on earth did you actually research this area and choose Maitland to be on this list. Don’t know how you supposedly researched and came up with Maitland over Winter Park or Mt Dora.

  5. Winter Park should have been at the top of your list. The high school (the old one) was the breeding ground for stratification. Getting a GTO for your 14th birthday says it all. They couldn’t even manage to have a 10th year reunion because no one wanted to go.

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