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Old 10-21-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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Atlanta GA. And whoever said that dont see people in Miami as being anymore rude than anywhere else... your kidding right?
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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I actually explore the city quite a bit, and I've come to the conclusion people are the same just about anywhere you go. Why is it that I can go so many different places and not encounter these rude people, yet others come and complain that EVERYONE is rude. I think a lot depends on the person, and if you think people are rude in Miami, chances are people are going to be rude in a different city.
Well, after 26 of my 29 years spent in Miami, I can say that yes, I did encounter a LOT of rude people there. Not everyone is, obviously, but there is a lot of animosity and rudeness toward complete strangers for no reason whatsoever during the course of a normal day. Obviously, there are many of us who have experienced this in Miami of you wouldn't see any mention of it on this forum. I do not find an overwhelming number of people to be rude in the city that I now reside, nor did I find this in the city where I attended university, so your theory that it is all a personal problem does not hold water.

I'm actually a very positive person, who likes to give people I meet the benefit of the doubt upon our first meeting, and this is also how I behaved in Miami. I'm no, "Good morning, sugar" type of person, but I do treat strangers with respect until given a reason not to do so. On more occasions than I care to admit, I was not granted the same respect in Miami when ecountering people in public, and this does not just apply to "cashiers at Publix" like I hear about so much on this board. This was anyone, from people expected to provide excellent customer service, to someone walking by on the street, to customers at my job. The rudeness was not isolated to a certain class of people.

Congratulations if you have not encountered these people in Miami. Maybe you have lower expectations from fellow human beings, or maybe you have just encountered all the good people so far. I would much rather that you didn't have to deal with some of the crap I dealt with from people there. It certainly never hurt my feelings, but it just didn't make sense for people living in a "tropical paradise" to be so darn ticked off all the time.

Off my soapbox, I think the OP should definitely check out Colorado (it is truly beautiful out there), although I personally could not deal with the landlocked aspect having lived so close to the ocean my entire life. Also GA, the Carolinas and Virginia all have mountains and relatively decent COL depending on where you want to be. Maryland might also be an option to explore, although I think that is getting a little on the expensive side for COL.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Check Dallas and Austin, TX. Atlanta, GA. NC, SC. I have even heard people say that Salt Lake City, UT, is good too. But too cold.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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morlen: I moved from miami to charlotte, nc and we love it... It was what we were looking for. you should check it out...Charlotte's Got A Lot - Official Charlotte NC Travel Resource , go and check out stuff
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:40 PM
 
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I lived in South Dade/West Kendall for 16 years, I am near Charlotte NC, and we love it! Lake Norman, the Moutains, and theater all close by!
Es muy bien!
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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morlen: I moved from miami to charlotte, nc and we love it... It was what we were looking for. you should check it out...Charlotte's Got A Lot - Official Charlotte NC Travel Resource , go and check out stuff

Oh no. I'd keep the lid on that one unless you wanna see CLT become like Miami. Miami attracted a lot of the wrong people, and if they up and move to CLT, it's gonna change and CLT will no longer be desirable.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Laurel, Montana
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Boone, NC!! It's snowing! You would love it, and it's not so far you can't visit the beach. We have mountains, lakes, skiing, wonderful people, and Appalachian State University. And it's a LOT closer than Denver!
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Laurel, Montana
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By the way, I'm a NINE generation Florida native. My ancestors are Spanish Minorcans that still live in the Mayport area, near Jacksonville. I escaped Miami 8 years ago and have never looked back!
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:09 PM
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Location: Miami
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Boone, NC!! It's snowing! You would love it, and it's not so far you can't visit the beach. We have mountains, lakes, skiing, wonderful people, and Appalachian State University. And it's a LOT closer than Denver!
Oh, I am so jealous! I just went to some webcams of that area, so beautiful.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Northern California - mild climate with some seasonality, amazing scenery, proximity to National Parks and exciting cities.
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