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Old 08-22-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Minsk, Belarus
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Hello everyone!
My name is Mihail. I live in Minsk (capital of Belarus).
I'm interested in the question: What is the most hospitable city in the U.S.?
I'm getting ready in the future to immigrate to the United States. I'm looking for a suitable place.
Of your proposed city I'm going to choose the ones where there are jobs in my specialty.
Thank you for your attention.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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That's a very good question. Short answer would be it depends. The Southern US is hospitable, but mainly to other Southerners; in my experience, they frown upon outsiders in their communities (Northerners and foreigners). The South is very Conservative with traditional values.

Cities in the Northern and Western US (i.e. New York, LA, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC) are much more progressive and have many more foreigners. However, while they're more accepting of foreigners, that doesn't mean they're more hospitable. In fact, many people in those cities are considered to be "cold" and rude to others in general.

I think your best bet would be somewhere in the MidWest - a city like Chicago which is very diverse, Denver or Minneapolis.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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I would say the NYC area first (NYC/suburban NJ), with a short dropoff to the next best city/area...the Washington DC metro (DC with suburban VA and MD).
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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Hello everyone!
My name is Mihail. I live in Minsk (capital of Belarus).
I'm interested in the question: What is the most hospitable city in the U.S.?
I'm getting ready in the future to immigrate to the United States. I'm looking for a suitable place.
Of your proposed city I'm going to choose the ones where there are jobs in my specialty.
Thank you for your attention.
Maybe you can give us more of an idea of what you mean by 'hospitable', and what other traits in a city you're looking for?

Would you want to live in a city where its common to find many people from Eastern Europe?
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I would say that from my travels and observations, Seattle is pretty friendly to foreigners. People from the South, such as Altanta, are friendly to other Americans, but don't seem as friendly to foreigners.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Default Which city is the most friendly to foreigners?

Houston, without a doubt.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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That's a very good question. Short answer would be it depends. The Southern US is hospitable, but mainly to other Southerners; in my experience, they frown upon outsiders in their communities (Northerners and foreigners). The South is very Conservative with traditional values.

Cities in the Northern and Western US (i.e. New York, LA, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC) are much more progressive and have many more foreigners. However, while they're more accepting of foreigners, that doesn't mean they're more hospitable. In fact, many people in those cities are considered to be "cold" and rude to others in general.

I think your best bet would be somewhere in the MidWest - a city like Chicago which is very diverse, Denver or Minneapolis.
Actually, I can speak for New York. I'm not a New Yorker but I'm also not a tourist to the city and can say that many New Yorkers are actually very friendly and used to being asked for directions or any question about the city. They are usually willing to help a tourist and if they have some down time, spark a conversation. I think the "on the go" nature and bustle of the northeast makes people think we aren't friendly but we actually are some of the kindest people, including native New Yorkers. If you have a question or a problem, especially in time of need (like a hurricane, terrorism, etc), we are helpful and kind.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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Most Americans everywhere in the U.S. are very friendly and socialized in general. It is very common for Americans to have small chat, opening doors, saying "bless you", "thank you", "excuse me", etc. all the time to foreigners. This is way less common in Europe.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I can't think of a major US city that isn't friendly to foreigners. Americans may have a bad reputation when travelling abroad to foreign countries, but as far as being hosts to foreigners? Americans are some of the best in the world.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:27 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Chicago. THe city is made up of immigrants.
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