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Old 11-30-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Which cities have people that are open and friendly? Which cities are the easiest for making friends and getting to know people?
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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Based on my experience living around the country, I'd have to say southern cities as a general rule. But I think New York is rather surprising in this department, too.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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New Yorkers - friendly or not?!
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Based on my experience living around the country, I'd have to say southern cities as a general rule. But I think New York is rather surprising in this department, too.

Upstate NY is nice for friendliness, not downstate. people are too stressed out and rushed down there to be overly friendly. The South, particularly Texas is very open and friendly but the Midwest also has extremely nice people as well
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Not Seattle or Portland, for sure.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:10 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Well going by one of the "thematic maps of the US", not that I put too much credit in these maps, maybe a town in Georgia. They do okay in openness, agreeableness, and extroversion.

The United States of Mind - WSJ.com

The following lists San Antonio, Davis, Denver, Nashville, and Madison as friendliest cities. Denver, Nashville, and San Antonio are in states that I think are listed as having "good personalities" going by the personality map.

The 5 friendliest cities in America - TODAY Technology & Money
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:16 AM
 
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I would place most parts of Texas, parts of California, the mid-South (e.g., Nashville), and the Upper Midwest (WI especially) on the top of my "friendliness" list. Of where I've been, I would place DC and most of FLA at the bottom of the list, especially South Florida.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston, Oklahoma City, and Des Moines have the nicest people Ive encountered. But Worldwide, Oslo, Norway, Edmonton, Alberta, Helsinki, Finland, and Brisbane, Australia have the friendliest.

However, I give Boston a nod as friendlier than I thought it would be.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Of the places I've lived in I'd say Sacramento. For Northern California, once you get out of the Bay Area snottyness (mainly in San Francisco) the people are very open. and Sacto folks are a good example. Of the places that I've visited I noticed Pittsburghers are quite outgoing and helpful. Just a real good vibe from the locals from what I experienced.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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People in St. Louis were pretty friendly, and of course every city I've been to in the South.
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