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Old 10-27-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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Here's a good one! Since our country is vast in geography and contains distinct regions, cities and towns of all magnitudes. There are definitely differences from place to place, so in your honest opinion, where you live now, how are the residents of your region or city perceived? Are people generally polite and respectful, do they cut you off in traffic and flip you the bird, is your place welcoming or open to different people, etc. you get the idea here. List the nastiest and friendliest city in your experience. (Living in a certain place for at least 2-4 years warrants a reasonable perception of a place and its people/culture.)
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Philly-Nastiest place I've ever been(lived here 5 yrs but I saw it 15 yrs ago)
Roanoke VA-Probably the nicest place I've lived,people actually reached out!
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Definately Buffalo, NY is the friendliest city. Hence the name "City of Good Neighbors" because of the kindness shown by our community in rough times, blizzards, economic situations, or whatever, the Buffalo area in WNY is extremely nice and friendly to all people. That is the main reason why I live here .
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:49 AM
 
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I will nominate:

Nastiest: Long Island, NY (land of the selfish, brazen and callous)
Nicest: Charlotte, NC, Colorado Springs, CO, Baltimore
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:58 AM
 
Location: NJ
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it's absolutely ridiculous to say with no reservation one place is "nasty". again, all it serves to do is divide and use as a defense of "your" place or area.

now, that being said, i will name a place that, while wasn't *close* to being "nasty", I definitely felt a bit out of place and couldn't really acclimate, and that was Salt Lake City.

nicest place is hard too, I've met nice people all over the country. places that I continually have positive experiences are, believe it or not, NYC and Boston.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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The nastiest number of people per capita I've met in a metro area that I've lived in would be in Kansas City.

Nicest or at least most cordial number of people per capita that I've met in a metro area that I've lived in would be Denver.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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I will nominate:

Nastiest: Long Island, NY (land of the selfish, brazen and callous)
Nicest: Charlotte, NC, Colorado Springs, CO, Baltimore
Actually, some of the nicest people I met are from Long Island. I guess it's a matter of personal perception.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Earth at the moment
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I'm surprised nobody has said a place in Texas, because of the states i've been to, it's the friendliest one i've been to.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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I guess it's a matter of personal perception.
Well said.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I'm surprised nobody has said a place in Texas, because of the states i've been to, it's the friendliest one i've been to.
I've had positive encounters with people in the Dallas area...and I don't even live there!(Yet)
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