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Old 07-11-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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Nice People Anywhere?
The thing is: you will have a smattering of them everywhere.

I've traveled all over this little planet and there's not just one place where all the nice people congregate (except for The Nice People convention in Vegas last year).
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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Thumbs up Most Friendly & Unfriendly Areas

Here is our opinion:

Nicest people in the US:

San Diego, CA
Loveland, CO
Durango, CO

Most unfriendly people in the US:

Midlothian, TX

It is our opinion that Texas has a deep rooted problem with accepting anybody not from Texas in addition to anybody different (race, etc.) or with different opnions. This hatred is blatantly evident in the small local government (it is tolerated and appears to be encouraged) as well as at higher levels of government. Many appear (even in some churches) to present a facade of hospitality while underneath the sincerity is just not there.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Originally Posted by Angel32 View Post
Here is our opinion:

Nicest people in the US:

San Diego, CA
Loveland, CO
Durango, CO

Most unfriendly people in the US:

Midlothian, TX

It is our opinion that Texas has a deep rooted problem with accepting anybody not from Texas in addition to anybody different (race, etc.) or with different opnions. This hatred is blatantly evident in the small local government (it is tolerated and appears to be encouraged) as well as at higher levels of government. Many appear (even in some churches) to present a facade of hospitality while underneath the sincerity is just not there.
Maybe it was your attitude in Texas! I moved to Texas for college from New York and I have never come across any dislike or disgust toward me at all in 5 years living here so far. The people are the best here! Upstate New Yorkers (Rochester, Finger Lakes etc.) are a close second. Southern Californians are the most unfriendly to me which seems to be what most others think
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:37 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The Midwest or the South IMO are your best bets as far as friendliness goes.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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I've met nice people everywhere including LA and NY. Do you mean welcoming of newcomers?
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:43 PM
 
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Montgomery County Maryland had some of the nastiest, least friendly, and most arrogant people I've ever encountered. The rest of Maryland was pretty much the same way (at least the urban areas). One isn't likely to form a good impression of a place when out for an evening walk you have carloads of teens shouting the f-word at you-not once but on three occasions !
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:23 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Originally Posted by Angel32 View Post
Here is our opinion:

Nicest people in the US:

San Diego, CA
Loveland, CO
Durango, CO

Most unfriendly people in the US:

Midlothian, TX

It is our opinion that Texas has a deep rooted problem with accepting anybody not from Texas in addition to anybody different (race, etc.) or with different opnions.
This hatred is blatantly evident in the small local government (it is tolerated and appears to be encouraged) as well as at higher levels of government. Many appear (even in some churches) to present a facade of hospitality while underneath the sincerity is just not there.
So that explains why Texas is the second most populous state in the country and among the fastest-growing! Perhaps it should be your opinion that Midlothian, Texas is all of those things based on your experience there, not the entire state.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Angel32 View Post
Here is our opinion:

Nicest people in the US:

San Diego, CA
Loveland, CO
Durango, CO

Most unfriendly people in the US:

Midlothian, TX

It is our opinion that Texas has a deep rooted problem with accepting anybody not from Texas in addition to anybody different (race, etc.) or with different opnions.
Texas overall is a nice state, but I do agree that they have a hard time accepting anyone not from Texas, I came here from California and was talking to my neighbors about how beautiful Cali is and how great the weather always is, and one of them told me I should go back if I just love it there so much.

By the way I live in Midlothian, Tx Maybe it's all the toxic pollution getting into their brains...
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Texas overall is a nice state, but I do agree that they have a hard time accepting anyone not from Texas, I came here from California and was talking to my neighbors about how beautiful Cali is and how great the weather always is, and one of them told me I should go back if I just love it there so much.

By the way I live in Midlothian, Tx Maybe it's all the toxic pollution getting into their brains...
Um, I would have said the same thing your neighbors did. No one wants to hear someone move to a new place and then start knocking it and comparing it to their former residence and how grand the former was. The reaction you got should be expected no matter WHERE in this great big world you are. I would not dare go to California or anywhere and start off telling them how much better things are here in Texas and such. I sure would not make friends fast We don't have a hard time accepting anyone if they are respectful. I personally don't care to have very disrepectful in my home and I'm sure most people don't either. Texas is our home and we just want those living here to be respectful of her and her occupants.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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To answer the thread title in a word: everywhere.

Just like there are unfriendly people.

It's a ridiculous question, as far as I'm concerned, because I've met great people everywhere I've gone. All it takes is a smile and a friendly disposition. Effect? Conversation.

Nice stuff.
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