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Old 04-23-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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Default Where do the NICEST people live?

I know there will always be a mix of personalities anywhere you go, but is there somewhere in the US that is known to have the nicest residents? Are people in smaller towns more likely to be friendly and nice than those in big cities? What I mean by nice is the type of people who treat others with kindness and respect, are accepting, wont talk about you behind your back, etc.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When my midwestern visitors come here to Texas, they are absolutely stunned by how nice people are. People you encounter in a business environment pay attention to you personally, and are not in too much of a hurry to personally relate to you. They're not aggressive for money, and will provide small services with a smile for no charge. Traffic is more leisurely and courteous. Strangers are more approachable and conversational.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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I would say the deep south but that's hearsay; I haven't been there.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Burlington, Colorado
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There's an old parable that bears repeating. I haven't lived everywhere... but for the most part I find it true.
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A man moved to a new town. He asked his neighbor whether the people there were friendly or not. The local resident in turn asked, “What were people like where you used to live?”
The newcomer scowled and said, “They were really unfriendly, always rude and in a big hurry, I couldn’t wait to get away from that place.”
The resident said, “Well, I’m afraid you’ll find the people here are pretty much the same.”


A week later, another man moved to the neighborhood. He asked the same neighbor the same question. The local asked this second newcomer the same question: “What were the people like where you used to live?”
This newcomer smiled and said, “Oh, that town was the friendliest place you could ever imagine, everyone smiled and said hello, and were helpful and courteous.”
The local returned the smile and said, “Well, I’m glad to hear it, I think you’ll find people here are pretty much the same.”
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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I know there will always be a mix of personalities anywhere you go, but is there somewhere in the US that is known to have the nicest residents? Are people in smaller towns more likely to be friendly and nice than those in big cities? What I mean by nice is the type of people who treat others with kindness and respect, are accepting, wont talk about you behind your back, etc.
I agree...I am from a small town and everyone is friendly! My brother lives in a big city, and when visiting, you can feel the difference. My brother misses the small town people!
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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Mississippi is knows as the "Hospitality State".
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Texans are the nicest people because they can't help but tell you nice they are within 5 minutes of meeting them. Bless their little hearts.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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I've never been to a mean place. Everywhere I've gone people are nice. The majority of people that I've known that think a place is mean, brought it upon themselves.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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In the broadest terms, I've been to very few places in the US where most people are NOT friendly. Doesn't mean that I'd neccessarily want to live in some of these places, but I've seen common courtesy and respect toward strangers more often than not, sometimes in places where I'd least expect it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Indianapolis has some of the nicest down to earth people
Hoosier Hospitality is real and its part of what makes us a Hidden Gem in the country. Super Bowl 46 was a great showcase for Hoosier Hospitality.
People are willing to go out of their way to help you and thats wonderful. Heck during Super Bowl 46 the east coasters said were too nice........ lol you cant be to nice
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