The Snobbiest Place In Washington State Isn't Seattle

You might think Seattle would be the snobbiest place in Washington State but you'd be surprised that Seattle didn't make our list of snobbiest places.

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When I first moved to the Tri-Cities in 2007, a lot of people told me that Richland was the place for the snobs but luckily I haven't experienced that living here in all my years.

Thanks to a recent survey conducted by, by analyzing factors such as expensive homes, high incomes, and educated populations, the snobbiest place in Washington has finally been determined and it's not Seattle but close by to the Emerald City.


After examining 121 of Washington's most populous areas with over 5,000 residents, Mercer Island emerged as the top contender for the title of the snobbiest place in Washington State.

With a high median household income and a significant percentage of residents holding advanced degrees, it's no surprise that Mercer Island claimed the number one spot on this list.

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Mercer Island is also home to some of the most expensive real estate in Washington State, some might say that alone could make Mercer Island the snobbiest place in our state.

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From waterfront mansions to sprawling estates, Mercer Island offers a lavish lifestyle that caters to the upper crust of the 1% no doubt.

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While some may view this label negatively, I've come to appreciate Mercer Island for its high quality of life and luxurious lifestyle offerings even though I could never afford to live there unless I win the lottery.

Whether you agree with this ranking or not, there's no denying that Mercer Island stands out as a unique destination within Washington State where wealth meets sophistication maybe it gets a bad rap for being snobbiest but I know that's it all in good fun right?

You can read more about the 10 snobbiest cities in Washington State here.

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