Real Estate Website Names Walnut Creek the 5th Snobbiest Small City in America

July 23, 2014 16:00 pm · 131 comments

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The Movoto real estate website just named Walnut Creek the 5th Snobbiest Small City in America.

To read more, visit Movoto by clicking on the picture above.

Claycordians, what’s your view on this?

101 The Mamba July 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I have to say, a lot of you seem like hypersensitive freaks that run cowering to your cars and get out of town because someone doesn’t greet you to your expectations or fawn all over you. Hold your head up and have some pride, you’ll never feel like someone is looking down on you. – Abraham Lincoln

102 The Real Snobs of WC July 24, 2014 at 12:38 PM

@Live and Let Live “But when I step on an elevator in Walnut Creek & say Hello to the people already inside, they either ignore me, or look at me like I am crazy.”

That is so true of the people in Walnut Creek. Even on morning walks the people around here will never say hello. If you do make eye contact these humans are mostlikely to glare at you like you have invaded their precious privacy. Dirty looks in the community gym are regular occurences ever since I moved here over a year ago. At least in my previous residence i could chat with my local neighbors for a few minutes in the morning. After a while you become immune to the a-holishness of the WC residents. Maybe the majority of them are just bitter about being ugly.

103 Michelle July 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I rarely frequent WC because of the overall atmosphere. I like the quaintness of the downtown area and some specific boutiques. To linger, not so much. I carry my purse close to my side because of the not so good people around. I guess it could be worse in other areas.

104 Kirkwood July 24, 2014 at 12:50 PM

@Silva
The Safeway in the Blackhawk Plaza also had a piano just inside the entrance.

105 The Ugly People of Walnut Creek July 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I think that we should note that Walnut Creek residents suffer from a lack of attractiveness.

106 @The Mamba July 24, 2014 at 12:58 PM

It has nothing to do with “fawning all over someone”. greeting someone who says hi is just a basic courtesy. Even people in poor countries have better manners than the folks of WC. A lack of manners and respect says alot about someone’s character. Even more so than holding your head up high -which says nothing more than you might have a nosebleed.

107 Reality Slap July 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Lady Penelope @ #96

I was referring to the ARTICLE not the musings of the comments.

108 skrab July 24, 2014 at 1:10 PM

@Lady Penelope

Social class and having “class” are different things. I think you confused them.

109 Lets see...... July 24, 2014 at 1:15 PM

What is soooo great about Concord??
1) Bums
2) Drive-by shooting
3) Bums
4) Large Undocumented (illegal) immigrant population
5) Gangs
6) Bums
7) Large Undocumented (illegal) immigrant population
8) Massive amount of Section 8 housing
9) Bums
10) Large Undocumented (illegal) immigrant population

Maybe the folks in WC have something to be snotty about as they don’t seem to have the list above

110 WalnutCReek#1 July 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Walnut Creek should be #1. Horrible people there. Stanley Roberts needs to leave a cam 24/7. #Losers!

111 BroadwayJoe July 24, 2014 at 1:24 PM

I don’t understand all these attitudes against WC. I live in PH, worked for 6 years in WC, lived near Bancroft in WC, and bike the trails of WC. We have breakfast most weekends in WC (Hubcaps, La Boulange), then walk around and window shop. I’m short and brown, sometimes unshaven (but never disheveled), wearing the best my money can buy at TJMaxx (or Ross), and I have never been treated badly anywhere in WC. People open doors for me, say hi, they smile, hold elevators, and wish me well on my way out. And I reciprocate. People cross in crosswalks, and cars stop for pedestrians. Parents with babies/toddlers would chat with me near the fountain, owners would let others pet their dogs, I’ve had conversations with patrons at Barnes, and servers are generally courteous and polite; yes, even at Va de Vi.

It’s not perfect, but I’ve had worse experiences outside of WC. I can’t wait for the new Broadway Plaza to open.

112 Lady Penelope..... July 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM

@ Reality Slap, my apologies…..

113 Lady Penelope..... July 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

@ skrab, I wasn’t confusing class with social class. I am all too familiar with social class being brought up in Britain and hearing stories of my parents and my grandparents upbringings in a system that only had two classes, poor or affluent. My maternal grandfather was the first to break into the slowly evolving middle class…..

114 Silva July 24, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Kirkwood #104, Oh that is funny! Thank you for the laugh. You must know you’ve trully arrived somebody playes live piano music to accompany your grocery shopping.

Broadway Joe #111, I’m really glad to hear it. :)

115 Just Sayin' July 24, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Whatever, but San Francisco has true class. I grew up there and I can say that anywhere outside of SF has no culture and too many status seekers. Either you have class or you don’t and living in W.C. does not mean that you have class – money, perhaps but true class cannot be bought.

116 DoReMi July 24, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Is the Pink Gable even there still? Sheesh, what a name. I always wanted to see what was inside. lol I still miss Gaylords. The best ice cream sundaes ever.

117 Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire July 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM

what is Concord’s claim to fame besides the 12 drunkards? can someone help me out here?

118 Atticus Thraxx July 24, 2014 at 5:41 PM

I like Walnut Creek. And Concord, Clayton and Pleasant Hill too. On a good day I can tolerate Martinez. We are lucky to live where and when we do.

119 anonanonagain July 24, 2014 at 6:09 PM

@ Atticus Thraxx, I agree with you. So many people complain. We are not dodging insurgents on a daily basis or trying to find shelter from a hailstorm of rockets and bombs. People need to lighten up. :)

120 Jojo Potato July 24, 2014 at 6:21 PM

@ DoReMi : Alas the Pink Gable is no longer there. It’s become another bar nowadays. Can’t remember the name, but I was there last Christmas time after I made my wife leave me behind while she shopped. Just a regular place. Good idea about the shopping though, I really enjoyed it after a couple belts.
BTW WC’s current gay club is “Club 1220″ just behind the 7/11 on Civic.

121 LD July 24, 2014 at 7:27 PM

@ Antler. LOL, loved your story. Reminded me of a time my Mom and I did a similar thing at Neiman’s in SF. In the couture gown area, I played the “Mummy, I want this one!” snob with an accent. I had the salesguy eating out of my hand. Good fun!

122 Silva July 24, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Ah yes the Pink Gable. I used to babysit for a woman who spent her weekends there. Pretty steady work for a 12 year old.

123 RC July 24, 2014 at 7:45 PM

The last two comments pretty much sum it up! What some of you are not understanding, is that WC and Danville are full of wannabes, but may be “new money.” If you live in Alamo or Lamorinda, most are old money and don’t have to prove anything. These summations don’t hold true with all, but for the most part, it’s true.

My bro lives in San Rafael and I hate to say it, he embarasses me with his snobby attitude. Lest he.forget where he came from…those are the worst!
My bro-in-law lives in Moraga…same way and in this case…definitely not old money, just a boy makes good from Concord. Sad actually. Holidays can be dreadful.
Come judgement day…it won’t matter a bit. Let’s see who get the “better real estate” then!

124 Dr. Jellyfinger® July 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Sens ‘em to me RC. Nothing like a Grey Poupon enema to humble a snob.

125 Dr. Jellyfinger® July 24, 2014 at 9:19 PM

The Pink Gable was just a regular bar…. wasn’t it? I went there a few times & no guys ever hit on me….. tho there were some real butch looking women that talked me up… hmmm.

That place behind 7-11 used to be called The Hub. Everyone knew what it was.

126 Antler July 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM

LD at #121. …… Thanks! But I think your scenario trumps mine in that the two of you must have had to work hard to keep a straight face. My solo gig was easier ; in fact, the only time I almost broke character was when the security guard caught on that I was pulling their legs.

Have you ever seen the blooper DVDs of Carol Burnette in scenes where she really lost character focus and started laughing? Some of the scenes with Tim Conway are especially riotous because he kept going right on in character with his lines…even ad-libbing so as to fill in HER lines, then back to his own. She should be an official National Treasure!

127 Back East July 25, 2014 at 8:02 AM

We are amused by your antics. Do let us know when you determine which of your dusty cattle towns and squalid fishing villages is the most refined.

128 Let It Be, Let It Be July 25, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Whatever you might say about the attitudes in WC, Danville, Alamo, Orinda, we all have it pretty good living here. There are people who live in the midwest who would trade places in a heartbeat just to get out the sweltering summers and frigid winters. And to be so close to Napa Valley, a bart ride away from SF, a few hours drive from places like Lake Tahoe. Not too bad, folks.

129 Michelle(original) July 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Mike T, you have to be applauded. Very few people can deal with your situation at all.

130 Qemi July 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

I think Walnut Creek must have paid to “Market” this— you people have never even seen “snobby” towns– WC wouldn’t even make the list if this was at all accurate. Walnut Creek, Concord, and most California cities are both really shabby with ugly apartment buildings, chain restaurants, and traffic. What have they got to be snobby about?

131 Ron Rodriguez July 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM

It wasn’t like that when I used to live there. Majority of the people in walnut creek don’t even live there. Either working or shopping.

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