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Old 10-29-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Nastiest: Washington DC/Alexandria, VA
Friendliest: Elizabethtown/Louisville, KY
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Nastiest: Washington DC/Alexandria, VA
Friendliest: Elizabethtown/Louisville, KY
Amen to that.
Friendliest (IME): San Francisco.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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When it comes to New Jersey, a lot of people might seem standoff-ish at first, but once the guard is down, and you've earned trust/respect, these are the most genuine people I've made contact with. I really miss being amongst them.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Actually, some of the nicest people I met are from Long Island. I guess it's a matter of personal perception.
Its nice to see someone who did not jump on the bandwagon - thanks!

On my travels - Virginia (years ago) and Nova Scotia (this year) stand out as being extra nice. Pennsylvanians are pretty cool too.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Nastiest: Washington DC/Alexandria, VA
Friendliest: Elizabethtown/Louisville, KY
Hmmm...

Friendliest: San Antonio, Houston/Galveston, Fort Worth, Atlanta, maybe Cincinnati/N. Ky. and NYC

I've also met a LOT of friendly Michiganders even though I've never been to MI.

Nastiest: Washington, DC/NOVA region, Dallas, Orlando

I do have to give special "nasty" honors to Louisville, KY. For about every 2-3 nice people I met, I met 1-2 people that were very cold, unfriendly, nasty, or all of the above, enough to offset the nice people. This spanned ALL racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic boundaries, too. I know, I went to college there; my brother now lives there and is not thoroughly enjoying it, either.

I'd also state that Lexington, KY and Louisiana in general have not really nasty people, but rather just cold and impolite ones.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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LOL I just remembered!


"You got a friend in Pennsylvania"
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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LOL I just remembered!


"You got a friend in Pennsylvania"
Just one though
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Downtown Cleveland - Friendly? perhaps.
Pretentious? Surprisingly, I thought quite a few of them were.

I thought people on the East Coast were pretty friendly; however, sometimes you wouldn't believe it by reading some posts here.

Californians are very friendly (IMO) once you get to know them. They are friendlier (I think) in SF and SD.

Austin seemed like a pretty friendly place. Houston was OK - better than Dallas.

Salt Lake City people seem quiet (to me).

Arizona people are pretty friendly, even in Scottsdale (although a little pretentious as well).

Hawaiians are very friendly.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Southern Maine, Greater Portland
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Portland Maine is a very open minded and friendly city from my experience. I've lived in Maine all of my life in a suburban town that borders Portland. I've spent a lot of time in Portland and know the city very well, Imo it's a great small city.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Portland Maine is a very open minded and friendly city from my experience. I've lived in Maine all of my life in a suburban town that borders Portland. I've spent a lot of time in Portland and know the city very well, Imo it's a great small city.
I've never been to Portland, Maine, but the people in Bangor were also very nice.
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