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Old 01-12-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Portland?
maine?
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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Oregon
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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Hi, I'm a college student looking to move for graduate school. My experience in the United States so far has been limited to mostly the South, as I go to school in Atlanta. I just would like to meet more (!genuinely!) open-minded, and kind-hearted people in the future.

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You're in Atlanta and it's obvious you haven't found the type of people you are looking for. In Atlanta, you will NOT find open-minded, kind people. I commend you for trying to get out of there. It's a miserable dump, and the people have terrible attitudes. Move to the West Coast. People in California are much friendlier and actually enjoy life.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Check out the midwest, there are lots of good big 10 schools there with good graduate programs. In the midwest you will experience average America. People in the south are more open than midwesterners but, the people of the midwest are just as friendly and genuine. Ann Arbor Mi, Columbus OH and Madison Wi, are prob the most popular college towns in the midwest. Good luck
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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Hi, I'm a college student looking to move for graduate school. My experience in the United States so far has been limited to mostly the South, as I go to school in Atlanta. I just would like to meet more (!genuinely!) open-minded, and kind-hearted people in the future.

Thank you!
Me and my fam visited Rochester, NY over the summer break and it was the most eye-opening experience ever. People in Rochester were SO nice! That's not to say I had a bad experience in New York City with the people there. NYC people are not bad either. It's just New England in general tends to get a bad rep like Boston Mass-holes. So I was expecting kind of the same. But no way. People were super nice and would stop everything just to help us find our way! Although strangely, most of the time, they didn't know the way.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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Me and my fam visited Rochester, NY over the summer break and it was the most eye-opening experience ever. People in Rochester were SO nice! That's not to say I had a bad experience in New York City with the people there. NYC people are not bad either. It's just New England in general tends to get a bad rep like Boston Mass-holes. So I was expecting kind of the same. But no way. People were super nice and would stop everything just to help us find our way! Although strangely, most of the time, they didn't know the way.
Yeah, Upstate NY is different and the people tend to be more down to earth.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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New Orleans has an abundance of great open minded people in it, whether you choose to believe it or not.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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I agree with New England or California (the Bay area specifically or northward to Oregon). I would also like to add Charlotte (or Raleigh), North Carolina. Lovely environment, great restaurants/activities, myriad open-minded people and genuine opportunties.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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The larger cities, specific geographic location would be the Northwest (northern Pacific).
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Plainville, MA
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Having lived in or spent time in the following areas I would have to offer the following:
New Englanders (my home state is Massachusetts) as a rule are not nice, open, polite, kind, warm...of course, there are exceptions to the rule, as always-you may find a lot of real good people here nonetheless...(the weather is AWFUL so that makes ppl more nasty, too...), my opinion.
Southerners (lived in the southeast for 14 years) are sunny, friendly, behind the times, can be racist, backwards, but mostly pretty friendly....but not too bright...sorry, exceptions galore, of course!
Midwest (never lived there but know a lot of ppl from there) a generally nice, even-minded, staunch, friendly, happy bunch of folks who speak their minds and can be counted on....
West/Southwest (lived and or visited there several years) are open, friendly, not cliquish (like Yankees) and pretty much open and friendly...lots of diversity. The weather is super so this helps, too, I think!

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