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Old 07-08-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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it could be laidback cities or just a laidbac region, Is the midwest small cities more laid back than those of the west or south or east?
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Spokane, WA-Coeur d'Alene, ID is so laid back that you might as well call Friday a weekend day too. And with so many people out of work, there's nothing to fret about!
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:36 AM
 
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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 am from the country and i think they are crazy; we are chock full of tourists, and people running around like chickens with their heads cut off, full of... you guessed it, New Yorkers and Washingtonians.

the more rural, the more laid back. Although I do find people from rural upstate NY, and rural New England, to be extremely talkative, not really "laid back". So perhaps there's something about the culture and climate of the american south that leaves us permenantly stuck in first gear. West Coast people seem pretty laid back, too - compared to the south, more tolerant, but faster paced.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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ok, so who as the more laidback rural region? East,West,South,North?
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Definitely not the northeast cities and metropolitan areas, although the outskirts tend to be more laid-back. For example, the eastern shore of Maryland is very slow compared to the DC-Baltimore area.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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Avoid the Upper Midwest. Even the most rural areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin tend to move quite fast. Much moreso than other areas. I'd suggest Wyoming and rural Colorado.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Avoid the Upper Midwest. Even the most rural areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin tend to move quite fast. Much moreso than other areas. I'd suggest Wyoming and rural Colorado.

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.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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Iowa is definitely much more laid back. So is some parts of far southern Minnesota.

Northern Minnesota is filled with lots of vacationers from the Twin Cities during the summer. Northern Wisconsin is filled with Chicagoans. Plus during the winter it's so cold that you have to stay active. And areas like the Iron Range in Minnesota are definitely not laid back. It's obviously not as fast paced as a city by any means, but much moreso than some of the rural places in the South and lower midwest that I've seen.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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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).
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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Anywhere in the south, and NO this does not include the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area.
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