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Old 09-04-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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HAWAII is by far the most laid back state. It's very isolated of course and can be too laid back for some, but if you want the laid back, island lifestyle Hawaii is the best.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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New Mexico has got to be the most laid back.
Let's just say nobody is in a hurry in NM.

Doesn't matter what city, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, Farmingfion, even Santa Fe.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Okinawa, Japan
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South Florida has some of the rudest people in the nation! Miami has a reputation that tops New York City.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: somewhere
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For laid back personalities I would think the South and West Coast. Even the way people dress on the west coast you can just tell they are laid back ( a simple V neck, shorts, flip flops, sunglasses).
I have to disagree with this. At least, speaking for the West Coast/California. Ok, maybe parts of San Diego and the Central Valley are laid back, but LA has become as stressed out as New York. Or worse, since everyone drives.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I wonder why that is, I picture small rural farm towns in WI and Iowa to be very laidback and slow paced, but Ive never been there.


I disagree with the poster your responding too regarding the upper midwest being fast paced. I dont live in Mn or Wi but I do live in rural central Michigan. Michigan is no different from the other states of the upper midwest and I would not call it fast paced here at all. Having spent time acrost the lake I know they are no faster paced than we are over there in Wisconsin. Are we as laid back as the south?? no prob not but compared to the coastal areas we are quite slow paced and laid back. Everyone has thier own opinion and perception of a place or region, but having lived here my entire life it is my opinion the upper midwest is overall a more laid back and reserved part of the nation.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:35 AM
 
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rural south
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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I have to disagree with this. At least, speaking for the West Coast/California. Ok, maybe parts of San Diego and the Central Valley are laid back, but LA has become as stressed out as New York. Or worse, since everyone drives.
Hmmm…someone who really understands what the term “laid back means”. Your 1000% right!

I’ve been up and down the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf Coast, and through the interior of the USA…and wherever there is heavy traffic and congestion = you have stressed out angry people. I saw this in LA (extremely bad), Phoenix, Washington DC (very Bad), Denver, parts of south Florida…etc. It doesn’t matter what part of the country you live in. NYC in fact, due to all the public transportaion was less stressed than many areas of LA/SOCAL it seemed to me.

On the other hand, I’ve been to some small beach towns in northern Florida, Rhode Island, central California, the Gulf coast (esp Texas), that are as laid back as it gets.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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i have never seen a laid-back city before. where i live, a small metro area of 300k, people move from NYC or DC and call it "laid back"..
I would imagine that to New Yorkers, any city with fewer than 1 million people would be a 'small town'
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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The South I'd image must be pretty relaxing, especially the Deep South. Any place I've traveled in the world where it gets really hot, the people tend to know how to keep cool--keep relaxed.

Also the Plain States seemed to be very relaxed. A lot of open space.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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South Florida has some of the rudest people in the nation! Miami has a reputation that tops New York City.
I don't think folks in NYC are 'rude', per se. What some may percieve as 'rude', I see as just being very blunt and get-to-the-point.

Because when you're crammed in a city with 10+ million, you can't afford to waste time with idle chatter, as you're trying to rush to catch a taxi or train to where-ever you happen to be going.
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