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View Poll Results: What big city has the friendliest, most nicest people?
New York, NY 5 3.76%
Los Angeles, CA 2 1.50%
Chicago, IL 15 11.28%
Houston, TX 11 8.27%
Philadelphia, PA 2 1.50%
Phoenix, AZ 0 0%
San Antonio, TX 6 4.51%
San Diego, CA 2 1.50%
Dallas, TX 6 4.51%
San Jose, CA 0 0%
Jacksonville, FL 0 0%
Indianapolis, IN 2 1.50%
San Francisco, CA 3 2.26%
Austin, TX 7 5.26%
Columbus, OH 5 3.76%
Charlotte, NC 3 2.26%
Detroit, MI 1 0.75%
El Paso, TX 2 1.50%
Memphis, TN 2 1.50%
Baltimore, MD 2 1.50%
Boston, MA 6 4.51%
Seattle, WA 2 1.50%
Washington DC 0 0%
Nashville, TN 11 8.27%
Denver, CO 3 2.26%
Louisville, KY 1 0.75%
Milwaukee, WI 3 2.26%
Portland, OR 2 1.50%
Las Vegas, NV 0 0%
Oklahoma City, OK 4 3.01%
Albuquerque, NM 5 3.76%
Tucson, AZ 1 0.75%
Other 19 14.29%
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:40 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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New Orleans is a very friendly city. I was surprised how friendly locals in Colorado were even in Denver and Colorado Springs. North Carolina and Texas cities are very friendly.

I see Baltimore listed....its friendly if you go to the blue collar suburban areas, not so friendly in the yuppie parts of town (where many are not originally from here) and definitely not friendly in the ghetto.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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North Carolina and Texas cities are very friendly.

I have relatives that live in Tennessee and they say the same thing about TN.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Of the cities listed, I'd say Columbus. But even New Yorkers and Bostonites are friendly if you engage them correctly.
I thought about C-bus but I personally came across a lot of rude people there, but I can see how it could be right up there with many other "nice, friendly" places.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I've not been to all of them, but I've been to about 75% of them and lived in a few of them. I voted for Oklahoma City. When we moved here I was shocked at how friendly everyone was, and we moved here from Texas. Strangers often speak when you pass them on the street, and it's not uncommon at all for a stranger to just start a conversation with you in a store or business. We hadn't been here but a couple of weeks and I was getting invitations to lunch, and various social events. Not like anywhere I've lived before.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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I'm surprised to hear that. I lived an hour south of Denver for many years and I would definitely characterize Front Range residents in general as a relatively reserved bunch, especially towards strangers. Not mean or rude, just more reserved. It's distinctly different from where I live now in Texas.
Yes, reserved, but friendly, or polite I guess you could say.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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I'm surprised to hear that. I lived an hour south of Denver for many years and I would definitely characterize Front Range residents in general as a relatively reserved bunch, especially towards strangers. Not mean or rude, just more reserved. It's distinctly different from where I live now in Texas.
In many areas overtly friendly (like the "please go away" type) is considered on par with unfriendly. I find that Denver-ites greet you/say hello (stranger or not), engage in polite conversation and seem genuinely interested in other people without being overbearing. Perhaps that comes across as rude to someone from Texas but to East Coast types like myself, I consider it friendly without being "all up in my business"...
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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I lived in Nashville for a little bit, and I think that those people are among the nicest I've ever met.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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I lived in Nashville for a little bit, and I think that those people are among the nicest I've ever met.

My parents live 2 hours away from Nashville.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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I agree with Nashville, throw in Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Dallas and Jacksonville in there.
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