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Old 08-18-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: America's Heartland
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Default Where the Nicest people in the USA live

I been to the south a few times and i find it very friendly

i'm from Minnesota and i find alot of friendly people here, the cashiers at target and wal mart and all those big stores are very nice and chatty. this lady at target was nice and asked how my day was going and she asked me if i was a Vikings fan and if i heard about the Brett Favre news

also up north there is so much even friendlier people, we go up north every year and we went shopping in some small towns and everyone waves and says hi to eachother even though there complete strangers

And when i go to a Vikings game or a Twins game the fans are nice everytime i go to a game the people i sit by always ask where im from and greet themselves and they are pretty chatty too lol

also id like to point out this story about a Flordian visiting Minnesota and he thinks Minnesota is the nicest

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/new...nnesotans.html
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Off all the states I have been too, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Utah seem to have the genuinely nicest people i've met.

New York has the most gregarious.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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West Virginia, of course

Florida--- not so much
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Delaware, Vermont, and South Carolina for me.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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The "personality map" places North Dakota as extroverted and agreeable, but not too open. Georgia and Utah might come out the best, for them, on these three.

The United States of Mind - WSJ.com

Not that it necessarily means that much, it's just kind of fun. Still the Dakotas and Minnesota do seem to get mentioned a fair amount. Although I've heard if you want to move their for good they're sometimes less friendly, but that's disputed.

I think Charleston, South Carolina is generally deemed America's most polite city. Although a detractor said this just means that they're nice tourists, not necessarily a general politeness.

Charleston, S.C., Named Most-Polite City - ABC News
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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The "personality map" places North Dakota as extroverted and agreeable, but not too open. Georgia and Utah might come out the best, for them, on these three.

The United States of Mind - WSJ.com

Not that it necessarily means that much, it's just kind of fun. Still the Dakotas and Minnesota do seem to get mentioned a fair amount. Although I've heard if you want to move their for good they're sometimes less friendly, but that's disputed.

I think Charleston, South Carolina is generally deemed America's most polite city. Although a detractor said this just means that they're nice tourists, not necessarily a general politeness.

Charleston, S.C., Named Most-Polite City - ABC News

New York (!) named politest city - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I remember that. Although it's a different kind of thing. That was going by large or global cities of the world and NYC looks to be the only US city they looked at.

Good Manners: World of Courtesy: Ranking of 35 Cities | Family Life | Reader's Digest
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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I never been to Ohio, but based on what I heard and those I did meet or maybe see on the net, Ohio could easily have real down to earth people.

I'd say Ohio, Massachusetts, Portland OR area could be in top 3. Not entirely sure. You could maybe add Michigan.
I wouldn't put Washington state though or Florida or even Minnesota. Minnesota seems to have a fake nice thing going on the whole. Upstate NY seems to have a lot of nice people though.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:16 PM
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Location: Southeast Arizona
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I can't speak for the rest of the country, but Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are pretty high up there in friendliness IMO.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: PHL-Terminal C, Gate 11
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I never been to Ohio, but based on what I heard and those I did meet or maybe see on the net, Ohio could easily have real down to earth people.

I'd say Ohio, Massachusetts, Portland OR area could be in top 3. Not entirely sure. You could maybe add Michigan.
I wouldn't put Washington state though or Florida or even Minnesota. Minnesota seems to have a fake nice thing going on the whole. Upstate NY seems to have a lot of nice people though.

Well this native Buckeye thanks you.
I can't say I agree about upstate New York; I have been there several times, mostly the western tier; and I find the people unbearable.
I find people in Tennessee very friendly.
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