The 10 Snobbiest Places In Alabama For 2023

The Snobbiest places in Alabama are Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There are all types when it comes to being a snob in Alabama. 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 Alabama 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 Alabama. These are the criteria you’d argue with a friend over a foodie dinner about who’s snobbier.

After analyzing 100 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 Alabama.

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

Don’t freak out.

What’s the snobbiest place in Alabama? The snobbiest place in Alabama is Mountain Brook 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 Prichard.

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, Alabama is the 41st snobbiest in the United States.

For more Alabama reading, check out:

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

The 10 Snobbiest Places In Alabama For 2023

Mountain Brook, AL

Source: Wikipedia User Robert Donovan from Franklin, TN, USA | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 22,184
% Highly Educated: 86.0%
Median Income: $150,268
Median Home Price: $697,800
More on Mountain Brook:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Vestavia Hills, AL

Source: Flickr User Andy Montgomery | CC BY-SA 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 38,504
% Highly Educated: 69.0%
Median Income: $118,539
Median Home Price: $402,100
More on Vestavia Hills:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Homewood, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 26,206
% Highly Educated: 68.0%
Median Income: $89,433
Median Home Price: $391,500
More on Homewood:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Pike Road, AL

Source: Wikipedia User Rivers A. Langley; SaveRivers | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,193
% Highly Educated: 54.0%
Median Income: $109,537
Median Home Price: $308,500
More on Pike Road:  Cost Of Living

Hoover, AL

Source: Wikipedia User Elizabeth Swift | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 91,371
% Highly Educated: 59.0%
Median Income: $95,970
Median Home Price: $316,700
More on Hoover:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Madison, AL

Source: Wikipedia User Chris Pruitt | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 55,551
% Highly Educated: 62.0%
Median Income: $105,335
Median Home Price: $279,800
More on Madison:  Cost Of Living

Trussville, AL

Source: Wikipedia User Joshhearts | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 25,027
% Highly Educated: 45.0%
Median Income: $108,070
Median Home Price: $287,700
More on Trussville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Fairhope, AL

Source: Flickr User faungg’s photos | CC BY-ND 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 21,825
% Highly Educated: 55.0%
Median Income: $83,258
Median Home Price: $337,100
More on Fairhope:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Orange Beach, AL

Source: Wikipedia User Chris Watson from Louisville, United States | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,847
% Highly Educated: 45.0%
Median Income: $84,838
Median Home Price: $353,000
More on Orange Beach:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Helena, AL

Source: Wikipedia User Civilengtiger | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 20,680
% Highly Educated: 46.0%
Median Income: $96,173
Median Home Price: $227,800
More on Helena:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we determined the snobbiest cities in the Heart Of Dixie

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 Alabama with populations of 5,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 100 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 100 places in each category with scores from one to 100. We then averaged each places ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Alabama. So lets all flip a table in honor of Mountain Brook (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 Alabama 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 Alabama, according to science:

  1. Prichard
  2. Atmore
  3. Chickasaw

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Table: The Snobbiest Cities In Alabama For 2023

Rank City Population
1 Mountain Brook, AL 22,184
2 Vestavia Hills, AL 38,504
3 Homewood, AL 26,206
4 Pike Road, AL 9,193
5 Hoover, AL 91,371
6 Madison, AL 55,551
7 Trussville, AL 25,027
8 Fairhope, AL 21,825
9 Orange Beach, AL 7,847
10 Helena, AL 20,680
11 Spanish Fort, AL 9,720
12 Chelsea, AL 14,710
13 Daphne, AL 27,088
14 Pelham, AL 24,134
15 Auburn, AL 74,637
16 Alabaster, AL 33,133
17 Northport, AL 30,334
18 Huntsville, AL 210,081
19 Gardendale, AL 15,920
20 Irondale, AL 13,457
21 Prattville, AL 37,977
22 Calera, AL 16,126
23 Gulf Shores, AL 14,712
24 Guntersville, AL 8,559
25 Enterprise, AL 28,242
26 Satsuma, AL 6,704
27 Leeds, AL 12,385
28 Glencoe, AL 5,360
29 Tuscaloosa, AL 99,252
30 Cullman, AL 17,892
31 Athens, AL 25,213
32 Millbrook, AL 16,675
33 Fultondale, AL 9,707
34 Jasper, AL 14,370
35 Foley, AL 20,170
36 Clay, AL 10,320
37 Moody, AL 13,100
38 Pleasant Grove, AL 9,638
39 Margaret, AL 5,118
40 Pinson, AL 7,242
41 Southside, AL 9,253
42 Saraland, AL 15,942
43 Opelika, AL 30,810
44 Hartselle, AL 15,308
45 Troy, AL 17,765
46 Montevallo, AL 6,968
47 Dothan, AL 70,318
48 Lincoln, AL 6,836
49 Rainsville, AL 5,466
50 Montgomery, AL 201,022
51 Arab, AL 8,462
52 Oxford, AL 22,210
53 Muscle Shoals, AL 15,969
54 Mobile, AL 187,445
55 Decatur, AL 57,303
56 Jacksonville, AL 13,076
57 Wetumpka, AL 7,025
58 Oneonta, AL 6,778
59 Demopolis, AL 7,134
60 Hueytown, AL 16,694
61 Florence, AL 39,709
62 Smiths Station, AL 5,420
63 Albertville, AL 22,268
64 Brewton, AL 5,288
65 Robertsdale, AL 6,603
66 Andalusia, AL 8,764
67 Clanton, AL 8,715
68 Scottsboro, AL 15,446
69 Birmingham, AL 202,234
70 Fairfield, AL 10,108
71 Fort Payne, AL 14,730
72 Ozark, AL 14,396
73 Tallassee, AL 5,199
74 Tuscumbia, AL 8,977
75 Sylacauga, AL 12,512
76 Valley, AL 10,498
77 Center Point, AL 16,422
78 Anniston, AL 21,455
79 Boaz, AL 10,091
80 Tuskegee, AL 9,125
81 Midfield, AL 5,219
82 Eufaula, AL 12,753
83 Lanett, AL 6,821
84 Greenville, AL 7,395
85 Sheffield, AL 9,305
86 Monroeville, AL 5,953
87 Russellville, AL 10,691
88 Attalla, AL 5,872
89 Roanoke, AL 5,368
90 Bay Minette, AL 7,824
91 Selma, AL 18,429
92 Hamilton, AL 6,974
93 Opp, AL 6,671
94 Bessemer, AL 26,171
95 Talladega, AL 15,782
96 Gadsden, AL 34,317
97 Tarrant, AL 6,137
98 Chickasaw, AL 6,421
99 Atmore, AL 8,734
100 Prichard, AL 19,645
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.

6 thoughts on “The 10 Snobbiest Places In Alabama For 2023

    1. Yup. Living here a year now and people will not give you much. I don’t know if it’s the rapid turnover of military, but outsiders aren’t worth considering.

    2. Yes, they could. We just left after living there for two years. The town is well structured and very convenient with lots amenities. But to make a long lasting friend, forget it. Some people are very closed off and would rather not be bothered. I can’t tell you how many times I waved to neighbors passing by, nope. Nada. No friendly wave back.

  1. Ridiculous!
    I lived in Madison and have friends in all the other places. If good schools and low crime is “snobby” that’s really sad! My friends in those places were and are very nice people and volunteered at the schools and gave money to many non/profits, helped at shelters, and gathered together at each other’s homes with their children and watched after their neighborhoods. We knew our kids parents and attended church together.

  2. ROADSNACK’S DEFNITION OF SNOB: “The rankings were determined by median home price and household income; percent of population with college degree; and the number of private schools, theaters and art galleries per capita.”

    RANDOM HOUSE DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF SNOB: a person who imitates, cultivates, or slavishly admires social superiors and is condescending or overbearing to others, &
    a person who believes himself or herself an expert or connoisseur in a given field and is condescending toward or disdainful of those who hold other opinions or have different tastes regarding this field:

    ORIGIN OF THE WORD SNOB:1775-85; orig. uncert; first used as a nickname for a cobbler or cobbler’s apprentice, hence a townsman, someone of low class or lacking good breeding, commoner.

    So, Roadshacks, do want to just go ahead and rewrite the rest of the American English dictionaries? Perhaps then your “all in good fun” defining criteria with make a little, little, more sense.

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