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Old 09-14-2008, 10:25 PM
 
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Hello,

As I have so often heard of gracious southern hospitality, how are people moving in from other states treated?
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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Hello,

As I have so often heard of gracious southern hospitality, how are people moving in from other states treated?

I think most of the time when people relocate to a new town or state that they should expect to be treated as friendly as they treat others. I do in my opinion believe that people in Arkansas can be some of the friendliest around. That doesn't mean howver that you will not run into rude or mean people, it is America and we each have the right to have a bad attitude, sadly enough lol!
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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People are about the same everywhere...people in NW Arkansas tend to be on the rude side though, Probably some of the rudest in the midwest if you ask me. If they are friendly its usually fake and soon fades away...but don't take my experience at heart...see for yourself
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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I agree, people are about the same everywhere. You pretty much get back what you put out there. If you are wary and judgmental, you'll get that back. If you are friendly and open, you'll get that back, too. I don't think people in NWA are particulary rude at all. But the drivers are horrible (and I'm one of the worst!).
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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people here are very open, very friendly and very unassuming. Like anywhere, if someone moves in and attempts to make changes or compare their new enviorment with the old, they may not find it all that friendly. If new people accept Arkansas for what it is they will be warmly welcomed. This goes for any area, people living in an area, do it for a reason and can get defensive when their home is being attacked...

Nita
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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people here are very open, very friendly and very unassuming. Like anywhere, if someone moves in and attempts to make changes or compare their new enviorment with the old, they may not find it all that friendly. If new people accept Arkansas for what it is they will be warmly welcomed. This goes for any area, people living in an area, do it for a reason and can get defensive when their home is being attacked...

Nita

I agree to some extent...however the corporate world of NW Arkansas breeds egotistic attitudes in ways other small metros do not.....another thing Arkansas suffers from is what I call the "Arkansas complex" as it has been a state ridiculed and made fun of since statehood this makes people in Arkansas sort of defensive from the get go..
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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another thing Arkansas suffers from is what I call the "Arkansas complex" as it has been a state ridiculed and made fun of since statehood this makes people in Arkansas sort of defensive from the get go..
The image that is perpetuated outside of Arkansas also makes people who move here more apprehensive and more likely to think that the area needs to be approved. If you move someplace looking for the negative, most likely you will find it.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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People are the same everywhere..but Ive always wondered about the "gracious southern hospitality" What a frickin myth lol.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Bentonville
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As a realtor I move people to NWA quite often. They most always comment on how friendly people are. That being said most of the population is not from here so you can run into some stinkers but more than likely they are from someplace else. The natives are gracious and unassuming people.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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Im also a Realtor in NWA and ive never had people comment that the people are nice.
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