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Old 07-07-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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How are newcomers from other places generally treated when they move into your city or area? Are they welcomed or resented?
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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My area is made up of a majority of those who moved from other places. People are generally welcomed here.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Hardly anyone is actually from Vegas, so newcomers are definitely welcome.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Yes, very much so. People migrate here from so many different places, and we’re always friendly toward them. Atlanta is still very much a Southern city at heart no matter who moves here, so the southern hospitality still exists. I would probably leave if things changed.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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NYC is full of migrants and newcomers. So no problem with that in NYC!
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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OKC is very welcoming. We moved here from TX a few years ago, and were afraid we wouldn't be welcomed, because we were told they didn't like Texans here. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Everyone was really welcoming. The first week we were here, we had all kinds of neighbors bring by cakes, cookies, casseroles etc. They invited me to lunch to meet other neighbors. It was amazing.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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It's a college/university city, so I would say so.

It REALLY depends on where in the city you move to. I tell everyone to avoid Western Newark not only because it's dangerous, but because the locals aren't too welcoming, they can spot an outsider EASY.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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You get some why did you move here questions, but besides that, it's no big deal.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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In the metropolitan area I live in, it depends. In Atlanta the city, much of the population isn't from Atlanta, so being a newcomer isn't much of a problem.

In the inner ring suburbs(Marietta, Decatur, Smyrna,etc), there are alot of out of staters and foreigners living there. When I moved to metropolitan Atlanta, the first place I lived was Marietta. I was received well and felt welcomed there. My elementary school had a "buddy system" to help out the new kid. My 4th grade class was full of kids from other places.

The exurbs, well it depends. In places like Woodstock, there are more and more out of staters living there. There isn't alot of friction. The further out you go, the more likely you might have problems being from out of state. Paulding County, where I used to live, is where I had the most problems. I was just moving from Marietta(in the same state, in the county next to Paulding County), I had some problems. Many of the residents were used to having Paulding County be a rural county throughout their entire lives. Some of the residents wanted it to stay that way. Newcomers are tolerated, but not always welcomed. For business owners in construction, it means more money by building houses. For retail, it means expansion of business. For some of the residents who see their hometown growing fast, some feel threatened.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Most people in Orlando aren't from Orlando so ppl are generally welcoming.
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