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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Not that Twin Cities residents can be bothered to respond to such gauche things, but the Twin Cities was recently named among the vanguard of snobby U.S. cities.

Some might rank this honor somewhat below Minneapolis-St. Paul’s high rankings for bicycling and city parks, but others no doubt embrace the rarified status.

The rankings came courtesy of Travel + Leisure Magazine. The Twin Cities landed in the fourth slot.

The magazine factored in some traditional staples of snobbery, such as the metro area’s high-end shopping and cultural offerings like classical music and theater.

However, the magazine also cited Minnesotan’s aloof residents, saying that Minnesotans feel “self-satisfied.”

“Perhaps readers felt intimidated by these bookish, indie-music-loving, craft-beer-drinking hipsters, who also ranked highly for being exceptionally tidy,” the magazine wrote.

The only cities that ranked higher for overall snobbishness were San Francisco, New York City and Boston. Seattle, Chicago, and Washington all also appeared in the top 10.

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