Monday, July 19, 2010

Preppy Towns in America

An old post from way back in 2006 is still is one with the most comments. At the time I solicited ideas for preppy towns in the northeast or even the whole USA. So, I decided to re-open the comments and get a better list together.

This entire list is from readers suggestions only, I have my own ideas and most are on this list---hopefully we can get some additional names from this post and make a total list by summers end!!!

And with this list it seems "Preppy town" may be just where preppy people live? what do YOU think? Any towns missing?

Preppy Towns ( no particular order-YET)

  • Greenwich, CT
    Newport, RI
    New Canaan, CT
    Darien, CT
    (Whole Fairfield County, CT)
    Bar Harbor, ME
    Annapolis, MD
    Middleburg, VA
    Leesburg, VA
    Hamptons, NY
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Kennebunkport, ME
    Nantucket, MA
    (Whole Cape Cod, MA)
    Wellesley, MA
    Martha's Vineyard (I Guess he meant the whole Island)
    Harbor Springs, MI
    South Hampton, NY (East is too nouvea -says one reader)
    Grand Traverse, MI
    Charleviox, MI
    Manchester-by-the-sea, MA
    Block Island, RI
    Duxbury, MA
    Weston, MA
    Summit, NJ
    Rumson, NJ
    Essex Fells, NJ
    Hamilton, MA
    Wenham, MA
    Marblehead, MA
    Locust Valley, NY
    Barrington, RI
    Longmeadow, MA
    Grosse Pointe. MI


JGIWC said...

Dallas, TX and Palm Beach, FL :)

TOD said...

Love Dallas!!! AND was waiting for SOMEONE to mention Palm Beach!!

Tammy B said...

Mountain Brook, AL. It's not in the northeast, but it can be pretty preppy.

Preppy Little Dress said...

Guess that depends on if you are talking "old money" or "new money" --- also, what's up with Grosse Pointe being listed last? Also, of the 5 Grosse Pointes the best is Grosse Pointe Farms! I would also add Newport, RI; Highland Park, TX [not all of "Dallas"]; Dunwoody, GA; Pasadea, CA; etc. Great list though!!

Anonymous said...

These are all mentioned in TOPH, I believe. Certainly all have long been dominated by preps:

Georgetown, DC
Great Falls, VA
McLean, VA
Potomac, MD

Kate Fridholm said...
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Anonymous said...

hahah locust valley?? no. try actual preppy long island towns.

Anonymous said...

Yes definitely the Bethesda/ Potomac area of MD

Taylor said...

Ridgewood, NJ?
A lot of rich people, yes.
But preppy? Nope, not at all.

Anonymous said...

Garden City, Ny
Manhasset, Ny

Jillian said...

Hudson, Ohio

Anonymous said...

North Andover Ma
Rye Nh
Groton long point Ct

Anonymous said...

lovin' grosse pionte good choice

Nicholas Bellomo said...

Mountain Lakes, NJ...the dress code is nothing but Vineyard Vines and J.Crew

R. Wellington said...

Palm Beach
Gold Coast (Chicago)
Highland Park (TX)
River Oaks (Houston)
New Vernon (NJ)
Cherry Hills Village (CO)
Far Hills (NJ)
Rye (NY)
Ross (CA)
Lake Forest (IL)
Cherry Creek (Denver)
Society Hill (Philadelphia)
Mill Valley (CA)
Dover (MA)
Oyster Bay
Greenwood Village (CO)
Mendham (NJ)
Oldwick (NJ)
Wayne (PA)
Rumson (NJ)
Hinsdale (IL)
Bernardsville (NJ)
Bedminster (NJ)
Chatham (NJ)
Carlisle (MA)

Anonymous said...

Bay Head (NJ)

Anonymous said...

Boca Grande, FL

Anonymous said...

NDefinitely Bedford NY, Scarsdale NY, Wilton CT, and a lot of other affluent towns in Westchester County NY and Fairfield County CT!!!

Anonymous said...

I live in Grosse Pointe!

Anonymous said...

Pasadena Ca