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Old 01-07-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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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 grew up in a very small mid-western town where everybody knew almost everybody; you could talk to a total stranger without them thinking you were loony; and on the country roads you waved at just about all who passed your way.

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. My travels have kept me mostly in the eastern half of the country--so that is all I can relate to. I hate to make generalizations, because that is exactly what they are. One can find something of everything just about everywhere...but I really want to know what you all believe to be the friendliest cities in the country (LOL) USA!
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:21 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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whenever i meet a visitor they tell me my city (oklahoma city) is the friendliest theyve been to. i would tend to agree.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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I've only been to Oklahoma City 1X--many years ago. I believe I went to one of the museums there. The only other thing I remember is going into a huge panic attack because I came upon a dust squall over the interstate and I could not see a thing. It was worse than rain, snow, fog, anything I had ever driven thru. It's funny that I have never forgotten that as it was probably 25 yrs. ago now. I have explored the southeast and very shortly plan to take off for the southwest--like before the end of the month. I know I am looking for some place where the sun shines a lot and has a warm climate. I can deal with a little bit of cold, but not the mos. of grey skies. As I will be starting my own business/practice--I am looking for a decnt economic climate (LOL) and friendly folks. I would like to feel like I am going to take root somewhere--and that would be a whole new experience for me in itself....thanks for your input
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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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 grew up in a very small mid-western town where everybody knew almost everybody; you could talk to a total stranger without them thinking you were loony; and on the country roads you waved at just about all who passed your way.

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. My travels have kept me mostly in the eastern half of the country--so that is all I can relate to. I hate to make generalizations, because that is exactly what they are. One can find something of everything just about everywhere...but I really want to know what you all believe to be the friendliest cities in the country (LOL) USA!
I'd say Nashville and Louisville.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Milwaukee was ridiculous with friendliness. Like Ridiculous
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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Alanboy--what part of southern VA? I just returned from 2 weeks in Williamsburg & Richmond area. Southern VA is sooooo different than northern. I used to live in Harrisburg,PA and made many many trips to Baltimore/DC/Leesburg etc. I hate driving thru DC more than I hate driving thru New York City.

I actually looked at a few small apts. in Williamsburg--but decided I could not move up there until I had explored the southwest--esp. Texas.

When I lived in southern Il, I made many trips to Nashville & Louisville. Louisville was usually just driving thru--but I have gone to Nashville many times--LOVE THE PEOPLE THERE TOO! Just a little too much winter for me.

What towns/cities would you rank up there in S. VA?
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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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.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, pretty much any city in the Midwestern area will be friendly, I could just say Omaha is friendly, but so is Des Moines, OKC, Louisville etc. I think it'll just be a preference for yourself on where you pick, because if its in the Miwest, its bound to be friendly.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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My vote is Jacksonville, FL.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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I know it's too cold, but I vote Minneapolis.
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