Thursday, August 03, 2006

List of Top Preppy Towns

Some great feedback from people on what we consider preppy towns. Here is the compiled list:

PREPPYGUY'S TOP PREPPY TOWNS
  • New Canaan, CT
  • Darien, CT
  • Hingham, MA
  • Nantucket, MA
  • Bedford Hills, NY
  • Summit, NJ
  • Wellesley, MA
  • Greenwich, CT
  • Rowayton, CT (part of Norwalk, CT)
  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Dover, MA
  • Newport, RI
  • Cohasset, MA
  • Osterville, MA
  • Chatham, MA
  • Lincoln, MA
  • Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA
  • Bar Harbor, ME
  • Katonah, NY
  • Rye, NY
  • Hilton Head, SC
Some Other's From Your Comments (this one in random order) :
  • Seattle, WA
  • Middleburg, VA
  • Leesburg, VA
  • Hamptons, NY
  • Kennebunkport, ME
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Harbor Springs, MI
  • South Hampton, NY
  • Charleviox,MI
  • Grand Traverse, MI
  • Weston, MA
  • Duxbury, MA
  • Middleburg, VA

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Winnetka and Lake Forest, Illinois

Tod said...

keep them coming

Anonymous said...

While we're on the subject of Michigan, Grosse Pointe!

Anonymous said...

Any place that considers sailing, polo, lacrosse, etc as its raison d’ĂȘtre:
- Narragansett Bay towns (Newport, Barrington, Jamestown)
- Annapolis
- Charleston, SC
- Bermuda (hard to count this one, but it's too good to miss)
- Charlottesville-Middleburg hunt corridor
- Aiken, SC

Anonymous said...

Good list of prep towns. How about preppy colleges:

In the South:
- UVA
- W&L
- Vandy
- Davidson
- Wake
- Hampden-Sydney

In the mid-Atlantic:
- Georgetown
- St. Mary's
- Bucknell
- Princeton

In the Northeast:
- Trinity
- Hobart
- Hamilton
- Middlebury
- Conn College
- Colby

Pink Cupcakes said...

What about places that are Preppy out of the US?!!!

Anonymous said...

Lake Forest, Il

Colgate University

thepreppyprincess said...

How could you forget Princeton????

Anonymous said...

Some other preppy towns in CT, Avon, Farmington, Simsbury, and Glastonbury.

Anonymous said...

If lacrosse is reason, than Baltimore definitely needs to be on the list.

Anonymous said...

Agree on Baltimore due to the lacrosse quotient. Even though Balti is not prep through and through, suburban towns like Ruxton, Lutherville, Monkton, Fallston, Severna Park, etc are very prep. You also get a sailing quotient in there as you head towards the Chesapeake Bay towns.

Important notes on a good prep town: needs a yacht club or hunt/polo club. It seems like every town has a decent golf/CC, so a prep town must have a very very good country club.

Anonymous said...

University of Notre Dame

valerie said...

w&l and trinity are definitely preppy. i'll be starting trinity in about a week and am very excited!

Anonymous said...

Hingham is very prep. Great sailing, hockey and lacrosse. Good yacht club. High-end prep stores like Lilly Pulitzer, J McLaughlin and Talbots (the latter was founded in Hingham). Well-maintained downtown with a lot of history. Great place. Neighboring Cohasset is great too...although a bit smaller and less shopping. Still good prep feel.

Anonymous said...

middleburg, virginia is indubitably preppy. it's the steeplechasing capital of the united states, and the home of gold cup, of course.

Anonymous said...

Milburn NJ, Rumson NJ, Princeton NJ, Moorestown NJ, Haddonfield NJ

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said....

Is Eliza B. in trouble???? I just received an e-mail with 10% off until Valentine's Day!!!!!

Anonymous said...

im from darien ct. and i was just up visiting my cousins from woodstock, vt. i was extremely surprised to see as many pastels as fairfield! This is a very preppy town.

Anonymous said...

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/woodstockvt/2183010001.html

Anonymous said...

Great blog - I'm from Manchester-by-the-Sea. Great town with easy access to Boston and many notable Yacht, Hunt, and Country Clubs in surrounding towns. It is worth a visit, as well as some of the other Essex County towns.

Let's not forget about Marblehead, the Yachting Capital of the World!

Anonymous said...

Locust Valley (Long Island). Home to the original lock jaw

Anonymous said...

Barrington, RI is very preppy. I love it here. Everyone is so kind here. The high school is wonderful, too.

Anonymous said...

Longmeadow, Mass. is very preppy. Bay Path is a wonderful college... all girls. Could that college be considered preppy??

Anonymous said...

DEFINATELY Manchester-By-The-Sea! I live there and I'm quite aware that i'm preppy, and even get some amusement out of it. The sailing, the golf, the private beaches, so preppy. Also I have to give a shout out to Hamilton and Wenham MA, they're basically Manchester except no ocean, and tons more horses. Myopia is the local country club, and is very exclusive. Also there's lots of lacrosse in that town.

Anonymous said...

I think Charleston,SC should most definitely be on this list. It is a town with lots of old money, tons of history, and everyone there wears Lilly. Though lacrosse is not big there(it is becoming more popular), sailing and other water sports are huge. Not to mention that practically everyone who lives there plays tennis.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but all you guys are posers... i am the real prep, i go to deerfield academy, play on the lacrosse team (almost always state champions), we a 70ft sailboat in marblehead, not to mention the laser performance sailboats we have for everyone in our family, we belong to brookline country club, and we live in brookline massachusettes (preppiest town on earth) ....GO BOSTON COLLEGE

Reese said...

San Francisco, Palo Alto, Santa Barbara, Pasadena, and La Jolla, California. VERY prep!

Anonymous said...

Cohasset, MA is where its at. Parties, lax, money, hot girls, nice beaches.... can't get any better

Anonymous said...

Glastonbury, CT is where its at. Seventh graders wear $100+ Polo Sweaters. Everyone plays a sports and gets a scholarship to the best colleges. There are exactly 7 people that are not white in the whole town.

Anonymous said...

Ridgewood, NJ!

Anonymous said...

GARDEN CITY NY

Anonymous said...

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Lafayette College

Rhonda said...

BARRINGTON, RHODE ISLAND very preppy