According to the real estate blog Movoto, the Bay Area is home to two of the top ten ‘Snobbiest Big Cities In America.’
Students were surveyed on 130,00 students attending the 379 colleges ranked in the publication, which uses the results to rank schools on 62 different characteristics ranging from best college theater to most politically active students (surprise – Cal didn’t crack the top 20).
For years, business owners have cried foul at the damage one bad Yelp review can do to their business, but now it appears that the balance of power is being restored in the form of patron “performance” ratings.
Other Northern California cities also made the top 50 with Oakland at 21st, Sacramento at 23rd, and San Jose at 29th.
For the second consecutive year, a Washington Post survey of the most difficult high schools in America reveals that a small Oakland public charter school the most challenging institution for young minds.
When it comes to great places to work, the Bay Area has plenty to choose from. This year’s glassdoor rankings put 10 Bay Area companies among the top employers in the nation.
In many cases, it’s the local family run practices that rate higher than the big national chains, according to research from the non-profit Consumer’s Checkbook.
U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the best high schools in the country, with Dublin High School topping the Bay Area at number 12. As it turns out, the celebration at the East Bay school was short lived.
It’s been a long, difficult year for the Fiesta Bowl, first with a dud of a game, then nearly losing its BCS status after an investigation into financial improprieties.
Despite improvements by teams like Arizona State and Washington that have added depth to the conference, the Pac-12 is still being dominated by the teams at the top.