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Old 10-06-2019, 03:55 PM
 
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States that have strong, close communities where everyone knows their neighbor and everyone participates in community events. Iíve lived in (Southern) California my whole life and itís true what they say: there seems to be more unfirnedly people here than friendly (at least in Southern California).
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Out of the places I've lived, I'd say the Virginia suburbs of DC were the friendliest in terms of communal engagement.

Seattle has probably been the least friendly; I haven't noticed a lot of cultural fairs, festivals, outdoor movie nights, etc. compared to the other places. I'm not sure how much this has to do with the "Seattle Freeze", which is referring to something different.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Out of the places I've lived, I'd say the Virginia suburbs of DC were the friendliest in terms of communal engagement.

Seattle has probably been the least friendly; I haven't noticed a lot of cultural fairs, festivals, outdoor movie nights, etc. compared to the other places. I'm not sure how much this has to do with the "Seattle Freeze", which is referring to something different.
To me, Denver had a lot of community night type stuff. Maybe there's too many trees in Seattle and it keeps us sheltered? Everything was open in Denver. I like it here though.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:42 AM
 
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Here's a new article about the Seattle Freeze. The strange thing to me is that Seattle seems kind of friendly to me. If I never heard of the Seattle freeze I wouldn't have guessed that it's considered an unfriendly city.

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/in...roblem-is-you/
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Mississippi
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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To me, Denver had a lot of community night type stuff. Maybe there's too many trees in Seattle and it keeps us sheltered? Everything was open in Denver. I like it here though.
Maybe. I dunno, I feel like Seattle is one of the most "future" cities in America, showing a glimpse of where our culture is heading. High COL, good public transit, cafe culture, ample bike infrastructure - all of these are increasing around the nation. Maybe society is just getting more disconnected in general as everyone satisfies their social needs through their phones and Slack/Discord, and Seattle is at the forefront of this shift.

When I flew back to Chicago recently, I felt like I'd gone back to the '70s. It's hard to explain; everything just felt a lot more retro.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Its what happens when you have a massive cluster of IT staff. Its a sterile bunch with a higher than normal % of people who struggle socially irl and find refuge in the social worlds of the internet instead.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:41 AM
 
Location: South to West
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Definitely not people in New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, or DC, in my experiences. Once I've traveled cross country, I will revisit this thread with my newly formed opinions.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:08 AM
 
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Definitely not people in New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, or DC, in my experiences. Once I've traveled cross country, I will revisit this thread with my newly formed opinions.
Agreed! I would have to say of the states I have visited (all but a few) Michigan has been the friendliest I visited, specifically the SW area of the state.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:43 AM
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From my experience, Wisconsin would come closest to fitting what the OP is talking about. I could see how Michigan and Minnesota, among other nearby areas, might be similar.
It’s one reason I always try to recommend that area in spite of the cooler weather.
Just don’t want to push it too much since trendy areas end up being highly unappealing rather quickly.
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