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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%
Voters: 133. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-18-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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According to this article Survey Ranks Boston The Least Friendly City In America CBS Boston Boston has the least friendly people.
This, unfortunately has been my general experience while visiting Boston as well.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Other: Minneapolis St Paul Metro
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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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"...
I totally understand what you're saying. Preference to outward friendliness varies regionally for sure! The way I would describe Texas is, it's more socially acceptable to greet strangers and/or small talk with them (not talking about the "please go away" type - no one likes those . In Denver I found it less common to greet strangers (unless there was a good reason to, like a common ground/mutual interest was discovered or something). I've never lived in Denver itself but I lived for 15 years in Colorado Springs and navel-gazing or keeping to oneself initially was the norm over smiling/saying hi to strangers. I think both are fine and preference to either will vary
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Pittsburgh's up there for me.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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Texas cities are very friendly.

Wow Texas cities are pretty friendly...

Houston - 5 votes
Dallas - 5 votes
San Antonio - 5 votes

But what happened to Austin with 1 vote??????
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Wow Texas cities are pretty friendly...

Houston - 5 votes
Dallas - 5 votes
San Antonio - 5 votes

But what happened to Austin with 1 vote??????
Austin got my vote. Great place, in fact I've had nothing but friendliness from Texans generally. If the poll included smaller cities though, New Orleans would have to be No.1 for genuine friendliness and 'niceness'. But you knew I'd say that.

I found Boston a little odd. For some reason it reminded me of Sydney. It's prettier than Sydney but I guess the citizens and I rubbed each other the wrong way or something. Nothing particularly bad, just odd IMHO. It takes two to make an impression. The waiters on Hanover St were friendly - in a 'give-me-a-great-tip' kind of way.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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What big city has the friendliest, most nicest people?
I don't know, but I would say Orange County doesn't have the most nicest education system.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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I don't know, but I would say Orange County doesn't have the most nicest education system.
i think he ment the greatest amount of the nicest people.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Nashville, Memphis, Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, etc. Its cultural.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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There are many cities in the poll I've never visited, and there are several I've only visited once, so I feel I can't really comment on those. I've been to Louisville and Memphis several times, but in neither did I have the chance to interact with many people. The only two I've spent very much time in are Nashville and Seattle. And I'd say both of those are pretty friendly, though to me, the Seattleites seem friendlier in general. I'm not talking about strangers on the street, necessarily, but store clerks, museum workers, etc. In fact, after living my whole life in the Nashville area, when I first visited Seattle I was immediately struck by how polite most people were to me.
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