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Old 05-17-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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I was very disappointed today visiting Chester County, where I might relocate for a job. I have heard so many nice things about the West Chester area, but I found that random people I spoke with were impatient and rude. They cut me off while I was speaking and it seemed very similar to the New York City metro area in attitude and culture. Is this characteristic of all of Chester County.. or just the West Chester area? Thanks

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Old 05-17-2007, 07:19 PM
 
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Hi movetoPa,

Hmmm, in defense of folks from my native SE PA, the communication style of that part of the country (the Philadelphia area) is unique and can sometimes be misunderstood. Generally speaking, people tend to be clipped, abrupt, outspoken, and ironic and that can be misperceived or intimidating to some. However, of the many places I have lived all over the U.S. states, S.E. PA people can be the most engaging. Since you didn't give any details about the "rude" behavior, it is hard to comment specifically. But if you felt it was rude behavior; trust your instincts.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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Beingthere,
I have also spent alot of time in Lancaster County doing business. The residents there (throughout) Lancaster county are really easygoing for the most part and polite. It is a pleasant atmosphere. So, when I crossed over the county line into Chester County I was shocked at what a difference it was! Any insight into this contrast between the 2 counties? Maybe it is just my perception. Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:55 PM
 
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Is this characteristic of all of Chester County.. or just the West Chester area? Thanks
More like the characteristic of all of PA. I've found the New Yorkers to be much nicer.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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I was very disappointed today visiting Chester County, where I might relocate for a job. I have heard so many nice things about the West Chester area, but I found that random people I spoke with were impatient and rude. They cut me off while I was speaking and it seemed very similar to the New York City metro area in attitude and culture. Is this characteristic of all of Chester County.. or just the West Chester area? Thanks
I'm sorry you didn't find the people to be cordial enough, but try to put into perspective. This is the case in most Metro areas, and while the culture here is pretty fast-paced, please don't be swayed by your first impression. If you look past the some who have aggressive attitudes, I'm confident you would appreciate what the area has to offer.

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Old 05-18-2007, 05:49 AM
 
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I live in West Chester and really dont see this. Maybe it depends on where you visited in the area.
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:11 AM
 
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We lived in Downingtown for 4 years. I found most people to be very friendly. Bad day maybe? I would say people are a little friendlier up here in Lehigh county but I think that's because we're a little more rural.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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Thank you, I appreciate the insight.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:25 PM
 
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Chester Co. is suffering nuevo Main Line-itis.
It started about 10 years ago. Dont let the
people turn you off. W.C. is a great place to
locate. You will meet people you can forge
friendships with despite your most unfortunate
taste of the new bourgeous.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:37 PM
 
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KoZmic,
How are the western and southern parts of Chester County where it's more rural. Does the Main Line-itis extend this far out? Thanks
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