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Old 01-17-2016, 05:19 PM
 
Location: South Florida for now
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Which states, from your subjective experience, house the most hospitable and courteous locales (those who'd greet or acknowledge you, start up a conversation, etc)? Or the contrary, hostile and distant?
In terms of hospitality, the Panhandle most certainly takes the cake. Warm greetings, laid-back and chatty locales, easy women (well, not like I went there), list goes on and on... also, relatively low violent crime when compared with the central and southern peninsula (Pensacola/Panama City are notable exceptions).
SE Florida, on the other hand, is a mixed bag between decent but somewhat distant people, fake friendly with a snotty vibe and all-out hostility... yes, you will find great people all over if you dig deep enough BUT... you'd have to drive way out into the Florida Heartland (Hendry and Glades Counties) to come remotely close to a slice of Mayberry (*close*, not there quite yet)...
So for me: Clewiston FL, Lee FL, Pensacola Beach FL, Gulf Breeze FL, Lake City FL, Frostproof FL, Ft Pierce FL (but not the US1 corridor which is either congested or sketchy, think near Midway Road), suburban Boca Raton FL (but in a FAKE manner)...
RUDEST: Broward County FL, Miami-Dade FL.
Again these are just my subjective experiences.
What are yours?
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Old 01-17-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Which states, from your subjective experience, house the most hospitable and courteous locales (those who'd greet or acknowledge you, start up a conversation, etc)? Or the contrary, hostile and distant?
In terms of hospitality, the Panhandle most certainly takes the cake. Warm greetings, laid-back and chatty locales, easy women (well, not like I went there), list goes on and on... also, relatively low violent crime when compared with the central and southern peninsula (Pensacola/Panama City are notable exceptions).
SE Florida, on the other hand, is a mixed bag between decent but somewhat distant people, fake friendly with a snotty vibe and all-out hostility... yes, you will find great people all over if you dig deep enough BUT... you'd have to drive way out into the Florida Heartland (Hendry and Glades Counties) to come remotely close to a slice of Mayberry (*close*, not there quite yet)...
So for me: Clewiston FL, Lee FL, Pensacola Beach FL, Gulf Breeze FL, Lake City FL, Frostproof FL, Ft Pierce FL (but not the US1 corridor which is either congested or sketchy, think near Midway Road), suburban Boca Raton FL (but in a FAKE manner)...
RUDEST: Broward County FL, Miami-Dade FL.
Again these are just my subjective experiences.
What are yours?
You may want to do a search. There is a multitude of threads out there already regarding the exact same subject.

My subjective experience is that people are as friendly to me as I am to them all over Florida.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:26 AM
 
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I think generally speaking the more populated and/or rapidly growing cities tend to be the least friendly in the state with the exception perhaps of Jacksonville which I find the most friendly big city in the state overall, probably due to the more Southern vibe found there versus influence from Northern big-city transplants found in places like SE Florida. I don't think overall one would find Florida among the list of most hospitable states and would personally be more inclined toward Midwestern states like Michigan or Minnesota.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:02 PM
 
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Which states, from your subjective experience, house the most hospitable and courteous locales (those who'd greet or acknowledge you, start up a conversation, etc)? Or the contrary, hostile and distant?
In terms of hospitality, the Panhandle most certainly takes the cake. Warm greetings, laid-back and chatty locales, easy women (well, not like I went there), list goes on and on... also, relatively low violent crime when compared with the central and southern peninsula (Pensacola/Panama City are notable exceptions).
SE Florida, on the other hand, is a mixed bag between decent but somewhat distant people, fake friendly with a snotty vibe and all-out hostility... yes, you will find great people all over if you dig deep enough BUT... you'd have to drive way out into the Florida Heartland (Hendry and Glades Counties) to come remotely close to a slice of Mayberry (*close*, not there quite yet)...
So for me: Clewiston FL, Lee FL, Pensacola Beach FL, Gulf Breeze FL, Lake City FL, Frostproof FL, Ft Pierce FL (but not the US1 corridor which is either congested or sketchy, think near Midway Road), suburban Boca Raton FL (but in a FAKE manner)...
RUDEST: Broward County FL, Miami-Dade FL.
Again these are just my subjective experiences.
What are yours?

Many people consider this, on the part of strangers, to be imposing, intrusive and disrespectful of one's privacy.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:27 PM
 
Location: South Florida for now
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Many people consider this, on the part of strangers, to be imposing, intrusive and disrespectful of one's privacy.
Varies on where you're from, your upbringing, the sanity/stability of people around you...
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:30 PM
 
Location: South Florida for now
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Many people consider this, on the part of strangers, to be imposing, intrusive and disrespectful of one's privacy.

Also, political affiliation might be a factor as well. Whether you're paranoid, cynical and prudish or laid-back, worry-free and open-minded...
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:41 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Which states or which cities?
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:42 AM
 
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Varies on where you're from, your upbringing, the sanity/stability of people around you...

It's not about the people around you or your upbringing. It may very well be about if you have more important things to do than entertain the pointless natterings of a total stranger deciding you need to hear it.
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:45 AM
 
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Also, political affiliation might be a factor as well. Whether you're paranoid, cynical and prudish or laid-back, worry-free and open-minded...

Are you suggesting it is acceptable to greet a stranger with a political comment? Any political comment? What about one based on religion?
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Which states, from your subjective experience, house the most hospitable and courteous locales (those who'd greet or acknowledge you, start up a conversation, etc)? Or the contrary, hostile and distant?
In terms of hospitality, the Panhandle most certainly takes the cake. Warm greetings, laid-back and chatty locales, easy women (well, not like I went there), list goes on and on... also, relatively low violent crime when compared with the central and southern peninsula (Pensacola/Panama City are notable exceptions).
SE Florida, on the other hand, is a mixed bag between decent but somewhat distant people, fake friendly with a snotty vibe and all-out hostility... yes, you will find great people all over if you dig deep enough BUT... you'd have to drive way out into the Florida Heartland (Hendry and Glades Counties) to come remotely close to a slice of Mayberry (*close*, not there quite yet)...
So for me: Clewiston FL, Lee FL, Pensacola Beach FL, Gulf Breeze FL, Lake City FL, Frostproof FL, Ft Pierce FL (but not the US1 corridor which is either congested or sketchy, think near Midway Road), suburban Boca Raton FL (but in a FAKE manner)...
RUDEST: Broward County FL, Miami-Dade FL.
Again these are just my subjective experiences.
What are yours?
I agree with you.
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