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Old 10-21-2017, 11:04 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Nice people are in the Midwest. Down to earth, hard working, live and let live people that help each other out.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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On the east coast I've always liked people from Philly and Baltimore, they tend to be down to earth and pretty friendly.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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On the east coast I've always liked people from Philly and Baltimore, they tend to be down to earth and pretty friendly.
People I've met from there seem pretty nice for the most part. I've heard people complain about Boston but the few I've met from there have all been nice. New York City on the other hand...
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Here we are, in Clayton County Georgia!

Honestly, I have met friendly and not so friendly people all over from my native South Atlanta suburbs to Boston and out West. Admittedly, I am a fairly outgoing and "nice guy. Try being "nice; you will be surprised how many other "nice people" you meet. Smile; strike up a conversation. Its fun! ;0)
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Here we are, in Clayton County Georgia!

Honestly, I have met friendly and not so friendly people all over from my native South Atlanta suburbs to Boston and out West. Admittedly, I am a fairly outgoing and "nice guy. Try being "nice; you will be surprised how many other "nice people" you meet. Smile; strike up a conversation. Its fun! ;0)
There are good people just about everywhere. Sometimes you have to look for them. Sometimes they find you. My son used be embarrassed because I talked to strangers. Everyone has a story. Some of them are very interesting.
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: North East England
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Ive not been to vast amounts of the USA,being from England but whatever you do,even if the alternative is homelessness .DONT move to Atlanta!!!!

"The city too busy to hate" my backside. If youre white be prepared for nasty staredowns,quite loudly said remarks and an all around generally nasty atmosphere.

I got so sick of it, i even mentioned it to the very nice (black) receptionist at my hotel who said it had started from people who had come to Atlanta from further south in the 1950s and 60s believing where they came from segregation and racism would never end and they brought with them a lasting bitterness and hatred which had unfortunately been passed on to future generations in some cases.

Atlanta has some pretty rabid defenders on here.Many of its supporting posters are incredibly defensive.They have much to be defensive about!!!!
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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I understand where you're coming from. I grew up in Seattle and while I liked some people there, it definitely is very gloomy and people tend to not be the most sociable. The PNW definitely suffers from passive aggressiveness and a sort of freeze mentality that is hard to break.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I've lived in multiple places/traveled all over and there are nice people and not-so-nice people everywhere.

These are just my own observations, so hopefully nobody ends up being offended:

I would say that the nicest people are probably in the Midwest. They are the most open to people who are not originally from the area; Midwesterners in the larger 'burbs and cities are particularly easygoing about people who are newcomers to the area. They are pretty quick to invite you to events with them and aren't generally standoffish.

In the South they say 'Hello' to strangers and people nod to each other on the street even if they aren't acquainted in many places. However, in many Southern locales, it is pretty hard to make inroads if you don't have some type of relationship to someone in the area and the niceness is more superficial.

People in New England are nice; they just aren't as forward as the Midwesterners and are content to "live and let live".
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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People I've met from there seem pretty nice for the most part. I've heard people complain about Boston but the few I've met from there have all been nice. New York City on the other hand...
Most real, authentic New Yorkers aren't bad at all, it's the conceited yuppies that think theyre hot stuff just because they can afford a closet sized apartment in Bushwick with their parents money that go around with pretentious attitudes. Go into most NY suburbs and people are fine just like everywhere else. It's just that some people here have a more "you do you I do me" attitude, and if you cross them then that's when it becomes a problem.

It is a tough city which most people don't remember. Things like the mob presence, 9/11 (and other incidents that people may have been through) etc. are things that have shaped their hard exterior, but I agree it can definitely come off as rude or stand-offish.
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