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Old 03-19-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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I would liken New Hampshire to Thailand, as far as people being friendly. It's hard to beat. They're as nice as southerners, for real.
Really? I've spent lots of time in Thailand, and IMO, that comparison is far off.

I'd say that even people in Oregon are far "friendlier" than those in NH.

Now, that's not to say people in NH aren't friendly. Not at all. Just more reserved and not as "surface" friendly as in some other places--and I've got no problem with that.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:41 PM
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Really? I've spent lots of time in Thailand, and IMO, that comparison is far off.

I'd say that even people in Oregon are far "friendlier" than those in NH.

Now, that's not to say people in NH aren't friendly. Not at all. Just more reserved and not as "surface" friendly as in some other places--and I've got no problem with that.
Many NH people are similar to those in MN. They tend to be reserved but friendly.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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It depends on one's reference points... NH is friendlier than most of the rest of New England, NJ, the NYC area....
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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Compared to people in greater Boston NH folks are a friendly bunch I suppose you can say that about any big city......but I have always found people in NYC to be very friendly when I worked down there.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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Compared to people in greater Boston NH folks are a friendly bunch I suppose you can say that about any big city......but I have always found people in NYC to be very friendly when I worked down there.
I'd agree with that. I lived in Boston for 7 years, and while I knew a lot of people before moving there, I wouldn't have wanted to move there without knowing anyone. I always thought NYC was a lot friendlier.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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People seem to be a little paranoid of each other lately,maybe it is everywhere but it spreads like a witch hunt. Most people in NH generally seem tolerant but their are some intolerant ones.When Ma liberal and NH conservative values collide is is not a good mix.People in MA are friendly too,thats why a lot of NH people are friendly because they are originally from Mass.Their values tend to be different in some ways but where would NH be without all of the jobs in the Boston metro area alot NH people work at to make a decent living?There would be alot less population if Ma did not have the higher paying jos for NHites.There is not enough infrascructure and manufacturing base here for an independent economy but its part what makes NH NH.Boston is a far friendlier city than NY in my opinion.NY has too much arrogance.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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I can only go by my own experience, but Boston people have an "edge". NYC people have that same "edge" but they seem to understand the irony of that edge.....and pull it off with more style & fun. This is all very subjective, and is just my opinion. There's a lot to like about Boston, and when people visit me I always try to take them down there, lol, where am I going to take them, Hart's Location
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Seabrook, New Hampshire
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I've found some friendly folks in Mass, but not as many. In general, they tend to drive much more aggressively, even when they come up our way. New Yorkers were pretty nice, overall, but drove even more aggressively. New Hampsha folk are pretty darn nice, eh.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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I've found some friendly folks in Mass, but not as many. In general, they tend to drive much more aggressively, even when they come up our way. New Yorkers were pretty nice, overall, but drove even more aggressively. New Hampsha folk are pretty darn nice, eh.
I never drove while I was in NYC, but it always amazed me at how close the cars drive together there without too many major accidents.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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People in MA are friendly too,thats why a lot of NH people are friendly because they are originally from Mass.
I lived in Boston for 25 years and another 10 in the suburbs. People in MA are generally not as friendly as NH. There are many ex-MA people in NH and part of the reason we leave is to get away from the parochial and snobby attitude of Bostonians..,..

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Their values tend to be different in some ways but where would NH be without all of the jobs in the Boston metro area alot NH people work at to make a decent living?There would be alot less population if Ma did not have the higher paying jos for NHites.There is not enough infrascructure and manufacturing base here for an independent economy but its part what makes NH NH.Boston is a far friendlier city than NY in my opinion.NY has too much arrogance.
This is crap. There are some people that commute from NH to MA to work but it is less than 10% of the population of NH workers. There are many large employers in NH (BAE, Fidelity, Timberland, BankNorth, etc.)...
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