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Unread 07-08-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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They're treated politely in my area (Duluth, Minnesota), but from the looks of threads on the Minnesota board, have a really hard time deepening their relationships below the surface and forming friendships.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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My little corner of the country (that would be New York City) is pretty much the dictionary definition of a melting pot. We've got this statue in our harbor that's been greeting newcomers for more than a hundred years.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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Some people move to smaller towns to get away from the "rat race" in bigger cities...Our friends and family in SO CA thought we were "nuts" for moving to a small..."sleepy" and HOT town in AZ...We didn't care because we wanted to lve in an area that wouldn't be targeted for "rapid development" in the near future....The housing boom in CA changed everything. Californians sold their homes for big bucks and fled to neighboring states where they could buy similiar homes for a fraction of the cost and pocket the rest of the cash....Those of us who moved to AZ and Nevada and other neighboring states to get away from the "rat race" in CA weren't too happy to see all of the newcomers flood in and change the culture....People who used to laugh and make fun of us for moving to the desert had no qualms about moving here when the "price was right" and it worked to their advantage...Oh well....It's time for us to move on soon. Need to move way out in the "boonies" where no one else ever wants to live.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 06:36 AM
 
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I notice it depends on how similar the newcomers are to the native residents of an area. If there is a difference in income/race/religion/politics/culture it is more likely to cause friction, especially if there is the fear that the newcomers will radically change the culture or an area.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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Hardly anyone is actually from Vegas, so newcomers are definitely welcome.
I know people in Vegas and Henderson and outlying areas who haven't been happy about the population explosion at all....Families lived and worked in Vegas for eons...before all of the newcomers flooded in and took over...The original settlers got lost in the shuffle and outnumbered and their voices are hardly ever heard....The growth in Vegas affected us too even though we live 90 miles to the south along the Colorado River in Arizona....Las Vegas is our closest "big city." But we hardly ever go up to Vegas anymore because it's not fun to have to "fight" all of the traffic...It's too stressful.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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It honestly depends on where you move in the cities and where you're moving from. South Minneapolis you'll be fine. Eastern suburbs, it will be a little harder. People from Wisconsin and the Dakotas wil fit in better than people from the South and East Coast. Plus people will be friendly with you, but it is apparently hard to form actual friendships.

This has been debated endlessly on the Minnesota forum.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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It's Charlotte! So yes, we transplanters are welcomed. I mean, most people here aren't even from Charlotte, anyways! haha.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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In Portland I hear especially among older people but not exclusively, a resentment towards Californians and immigrants. Portland is a very white city in an even whiter state. It really is not a very diversified population at all. I can't say Im surprised by some of the less than welcoming comments I have heard here. I think this state has had a problem with its image from time to time on this subject.
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Unread 07-10-2010, 10:23 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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It depends. Friendly, humble newcomers who are able to see the positive aspects of this area are welcomed with open arms. Grumpy newcomers who do nothing but complain about the heat and how our area is nothing like the area that they came from are likely to be shunned and/or encouraged to return to the area they came from.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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Three parties in my first week and one specifically set up to welcome me,so I guess a big yes to that one!
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