Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Preppy Towns

So I was surfing around and came upon Lilly and Lemons Blog. Kiki was talking about how stupid hot it has been and her desire to move to the northeast. So, of course I had a though about helping her and every other preppy out there....What about a list of the Preppiest Towns in the Northeast; or even in the whole country!

I actually have been thinking about this for a couple days, but Kiki's posting made me decide to solicit some outside ideas too....SO, please send a comment on what YOU consider a preppy town. I'll compile a list of the "viewers" choices and of the preppy guy's official list ...

20 comments:

Joshua said...

I'll place the first vote for Newport. My personal favorite.

Anonymous said...

How about Greenwich, CT. Actually the whole Fairfield County.

Sarah said...

Greenwich, New Canaan or Darien

Anonymous said...

Bar Harbor, ME

Rachel said...

Newport, RI. My very favorite town ever.

Tod said...

Some good ones so far...i too love Newport; however I think it's only good in the summer...

Anonymous said...

Anyone think of someplaces near Washington, DC?

Anonymous said...

How about a category for "greatest potential to be preppy?" I would nominate Seattle: sailing, golf, tennis, beautiful old neighborhoods, and the fastest growing sport is lacrosse.

bf said...

Seatle is great, except for all that grunge

Anonymous said...

the preppy handbook has a great list...

Casey said...

Great places around DC are {or were when I lived there} Annapolis, MD ~ my hometown, Middleburg and Leesburg, VA.

Anonymous said...

Bar Harbor
Hamptons
Ridgewood
Kennebunkport
Nantucket
Cape Cod
Wellesley, etc.
Westchester
Martha's Vineyard

I wouldn't really qualify D.C. areas as the NE.

Anonymous said...

If we're going outside of the NE, I have to nominate Harbor Springs, MI - just gorgeous!

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Sharehouser said...

I'm going to have to get on board with 'anonymous' and agree with the Hampton's reference but narrow it down to be South Hampton. East is too nouveau riche and while my heart lies in West, its more a younger crowd. I actually saw someone walking down Main Street in south last week wearing wellies while walking a yellow lab - it was like the jcrew catalog exploded but it was totally legit.

Ashton said...

Harbor Springs or Charleviox or Grand Traverse in MI...great preppy places you wouldn't suspect!

Tod said...

Some great feedback!!!

Anonymous said...

Near DC:
- Annapolis (great sailing and lacrosse)
- Middleburg (hunt country)
- Charlottesville (deeper hunt country)

New England, near Boston:
- Near Boston: Wellesley, Weston, Sherborn, Duxbury, Manchester-by-the-Sea
- Coastal: Newport/Jamestown (RI), Nantucket, some Cape towns better than others, Block (not by the ferry)

valerie said...

darien and new canann in ct, but also some towns in new jersey- ridgewood, summit, rumson, etc. also, i was just in bar harbor, i'd say northeast harbor is preppier. bar harbor was more bohemian.

Anonymous said...

I'll add Essex Fells, NJ.