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View Poll Results: Which city has friendlier people (please only vote if you have lived in both for at least a year)
Denver 9 60.00%
Austin 4 26.67%
Both about the same 2 13.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Ventura, California
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I am considering Denver and Austin Texas. Yes I know Denver has far better weather. Southern Californians are definitely unfriendly. They aren't mean, they just aren't hospitable or friendly either. I'm concerned that people in Denver may be just as impersonal. Austinians are definately friendlier than California. I'd like to hear from Ex californians living in Denver or vice versa. I would especially like to hear from people who lived in all 3: Denver, San Diego (or L.A.) and Austin.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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MM - Check out older posts that has plenty of discussion on Austin Vs. Denver.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Denver definitely more friendly than southern california. austin might be a little friendlier than denver, but not by much.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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Austinites are fairly friendly, but Coloradans are indeed friendlier than Texans.

...Your chances of running into friendly people are better in Denver. However, your chances of making friends, who will actually find the time to physically hang out with you, might be greater in Austin (assuming that you are an extroverted individual/have an outgoing personality).
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Denver, by far! I have spent time in SD, and found the people to be standoffish and slightly rude. It isn't as outgoing and open as Denver, IMO and experience.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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I've lived in Southern California, South Central Texas and Colorado. Texans are very friendly. Texas was by far the friendliest state I've ever lived in. Southern California was the least friendly place I've ever lived. Colorado is somewhere in the middle.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Ventura, California
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However, your chances of making friends, who will actually find the time to physically hang out with you, might be greater in Austin (assuming that you are an extroverted individual/have an outgoing personality).

Oh...that's a problem...I'm very much an introvert....
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I grew up in Southern California (IE) and have lived in Denver for the "better" part of the past two years.

You might find Southern Californians to be rude at first and they may act like they are too good for you and have no time for you. Many Southern Californians act like they have an image to uphold, to the point where it nearly consumes their lives. If you can break through their facades, you'll find real people underneath, very cool and interesting people. Just don't expect them to stay in your life for long. It'll take awhile to be asked to "join the club".

IMO, Denverites are aloof. Over half of Denver's people are transplanted, and it seems that virtually all of them are introverts, like they all moved here to meet people and wonder why they aren't meeting people. It's like going to a party full of people where everybody is quiet and just keeps to themselves. Many people here seem to be content to be searching for contentment, or are content with what they've already got, to the point where it nearly consumes their lives. Denver's not the kind of place where you should expect to get to know people easily, it's very rare for strangers to strike up a conversation and try to get to know you, they're too busy trying to find their places in life or are too busy enjoying their places in life.

I can't help you with TX. I have lived two other places where I really liked the social situation (one place I hated, one place I loved), but neither is metro Southern CA or CO.
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