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Old 01-26-2019, 07:56 PM
 
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Cliquish and insular are close to synonyms.
Eh...insular implies a degree of provincialism where a clique can be composed of a diverse group.

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I think you maybe talking the suburbs of Minneapolis, if you live in the city, you can meet people from all different backgrounds and culture. The native Minnesotans are some of the most friendly people I have met.
It's not everyone but that exists in the cities too. Many of the natives in the cities are from the suburbs, anyway. And people who never left the suburbs can be really welcoming. Minneapolis is full of extremes like that.

The comment about Minnesota Nice is right on the money, ime.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Most cities I've been to, I have found people to be relatively easy to get to know and not cliquish.

Most open to 'strangers':

Metro Detroit area
New Orleans
Milwaukee
Chicago
Rochester

Cliquish:

Memphis (surprising for a city its size)
Charleston, SC
Scranton, PA
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Cliquish:

Memphis (surprising for a city its size)
Charleston, SC
Scranton, PA
Seeing Charleston on a more "cliquish" list is a bit surprising, given the area is very popular for transplants and visitors, and has a growing, diverse economy. There are a number of very different communities in the area, however ... the historic core of the city, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and Daniel Island, for instance, all have their own dynamics.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Europeans are like 1000x more “we stick to our own” than Americans are
100% true, with the exception of a select few countries. I think that’s why many traditional East Coast cities followed suit.. Boston, NYC, Charleston, Philly. There’s a European-style individualism, for lack of a better term. Once you’re “in” though, the brotherly bond is very real. I see it here in Boston everyday- Freinds become family, loyal to the core. Shirt off the back is an understatement.

The other coast isn’t much better, despite what we are constantly force fed. Seattle is cold, man. OC was ice cold.. LA definitely has areas- Hermosa comes to mind- but most of the outward friendliness came from those who relocated.

The Midwest is the least cliquish to me. Chicagoans are crazy inclusive and accepting for such a competitive and established area. Folks from Cleveland and Detroit have a nothing to lose mentality.. Almost to say, “I don’t know why you are here, but f*ck it, lets have a drink.” I found Kansas City to be much the same.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:19 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Some people claim West Virginia is very cliquish but I didn't find that to be true. Someone from outside the state will be accepted and make very good friends quite easily if you fit in culturally even if you didn't go to high school there, wasn't born there, etc. Its not very racially diverse but its very integrated in that West Virginia identity often transcends race and minorities there tend to be quite assimilated, if not completely Americanized.

Miami is very cliquish by demographics. The Cuban community is very insular, as is the Haitian community. At the same time, the New York Jewish transplants tend to stick with their own and do not associate with others except in business, etc. The remaining regular white American people there feel very left out - I have a couple white friends who grew up in Miami and Hialeah and they're not accepted at all by the Hispanic community and in many parts of town its hard to even communicate unless you speak Spanish.
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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Eh...insular implies a degree of provincialism where a clique can be composed of a diverse group.



It's not everyone but that exists in the cities too. Many of the natives in the cities are from the suburbs, anyway. And people who never left the suburbs can be really welcoming. Minneapolis is full of extremes like that.

The comment about Minnesota Nice is right on the money, ime.
I think we can say this about any major metro area. Can you expand on the comment Minnesota Nice is right on the money ?
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Seattle - The Seattle Freeze is real
Dallas - People are surface friendly, just don't dig too deep
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