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Old 02-18-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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I have found the friendliest cities to be on the west coast. Southern California, specifically. The farthest I've been in the Midwest was Cleveland, Ohio.
I have to admit this one surprises me. I have only been to California once--in 2007 on a business trip. Only ventured a few miles from the hotel--St. Regis--so I have no idea of what California is like. What towns first come to mind for you here? I really would like to know...but, I am under the impression that it is just way to expensive to live there.

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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Actually, a lot of people will say that NYers are some of the nicest people they've met.
Hey Rachel---Your post brought an automatic . I have seen many of your posts and I know you love your city! Have they hired you at the Chamber of Commerce or tourism department yet? They really should!
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Actually i'm from the Hampton area down in Southern VA. Hampton is like a mid-size city with small-town feel. Not Nashville friendly but once you get to know your neighbors your in great shape.
Its ironic you mention Nashville. I did not find people in Nashville friendly at all ! I am from Richmond, and I think people are much nicer here. Out in Nashville it was like they were in a hurry or gonna run me over or something. They dont like outsiders either. That being said- i still love Nashville. Its a fun town.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Hey Rachel---Your post brought an automatic . I have seen many of your posts and I know you love your city! Have they hired you at the Chamber of Commerce or tourism department yet? They really should!

That's a nice thing to say. I've thought about becoming a Big Apple Greeter, which is basically a volunteer program that gives free tours to tourists. It would be fun to meet people from all over interested in NY Check out Big Apple Greeters for the next time you come to NY
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Midwest and south for sure. Whenever I go out in Milwaukee, I always have a good time with a local I'm sitting next too. I liked one of the locals so much I married her.

I spent a few months in the Norfolk/Chesapeake area and I'd say they were the warmest and most welcoming people I've met. Whenever they found out I was stationed in a hotel for work, they always invited me into their homes for a meal. I live in New England now, where the people are friendly too, despite the bad rap.


For the most part, people are pretty nice everywhere, even the Philly area - sort of.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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There are just too many friendly places in the US to even start a list. I have found friendly cities all over this country. The biggest difference is how that friendliness is expressed. I think it would be easier to list the un-friendly places. There are fewer of them.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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That's a nice thing to say. I've thought about becoming a Big Apple Greeter, which is basically a volunteer program that gives free tours to tourists. It would be fun to meet people from all over interested in NY Check out Big Apple Greeters for the next time you come to NY
That actually would be fun. You would have to know so much about points of interests and it's history though. (not saying you don't already)
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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The 5 friendliest cities in America - TODAY Technology & Money

They list

San Antonio, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Davis, California
Nashville, Tennessee
Madison, Wisconsin

Friendliest Cities With At Least 500,000 People

Lists some more from people here.

I'd heard once that Memphis, Tennessee is a friendly city. Then later I heard it was scummy and crime-ridden so I don't know.

State Personality Map

Going by states that are both agreeable and extraverted a city in North Dakota or Utah might be friendliest. I have heard Fargo is pretty friendly and maybe Salt Lake is too. I believe Georgia came out fairly high in both measures too if you want warmer. A less densely populated city in Georgia might be pretty friendly then. (I read something saying that higher population densities tend to cause less "friendliness" or at least less politeness)
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: ♥State of the heart♥
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I would very much like to get opinions as to what cities you all feel are the friendliest places you have been to in our great country. .....
I've lived in Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina & Florida. Now that I have raised my kids and they have their lives to plan, I am looking for a change. ....
ITSAJOURNEY ~ have you figured out where you're going yet? I had the same question, which is how I found your thread here. Have you visited any friendly places since posting this thread?
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Ahhh...Milwaukee....must be all the happy hours! Actually, it's us mid-westerners. I was born in Chicago area and I find Chicago to be pretty friendly for a city as huge as it is.
I've also found Chicago to be incredibly friendly for a big city.
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