5 Reasons Why DC Is The Preppiest City In America

by Kyle O'Donnell · September 18, 2013

I've got some sad news, Washingtonians. Movoto Blog, a real estate blog, has compiled a list of the country's preppiest cities. The results may surprise you!

Only one of the top ten cities is in New England but DC just barely cracked the top 10! What a tragedy! Instead of crowning DC as prep supreme, San Francisco took home the honor. Really?! The land of start-ups and hippies?! Really...

The blog cites the following as their criteria:

Number of preppy clothing retailers per capita

Country clubs per capita

Equestrian centers per capita

Private schools per capita

Presence of boarding/preparatory schools

Percentage of college graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher

Median household income

How could DC not top the list!!! We've compiled some additional reasons that make DC the ultimate preppy city in the country!