Top Ten Friendliest U.S. States

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Here is a list of the most friendliest U.S. states.

The Top Ten

1 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

Have you ever heard of Minnesota Nice? It's a real thing. There are many good qualities of Minnesota and its people. They are nice, generous, polite, helpful, considerate, hospitable, mindful and many more. And plus, it's a beautiful place, with all those thousands of lakes and forests decorating the state. It's a wonderful place no matter what season it is. You betcha!

I live in Minnesota and I can verify that we are awesome!

I live in Minnesota and everyone is really kind here. Not everyone is the best thought, because some humans are mean, but in general, strangers I've met are always nice to me!

I have lived in Minnesota my whole life and I can guarantee that we are nice people.

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2 Iowa Iowa Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.

I feel like Iowa should be up a little higher I've never ran into anyone that's rude, and I'm currently 16 so hopefully it doesn't change

Spend time at a hawkeye tailgate and you will see just how friendly everyone is. Complete strangers will talk to you, invite you to meet their group, and share food with you.

It's a wonderful state. It's full of great people.

Born and Raised - codydoestuff

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3 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

The most friendly! People in Seattle are friendly, they watch out for bad things, and it is really cool! - TopTenJackson

Smart people with a smart elected government. They take care of each other.

They will talk to you but don't want to live with black folk's

i'm black

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4 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

Passive aggressive to the max. They will smile and shake your hand and insult you the second you leave.

Incredibly passive aggressive.The little time I spent on the Oregon coast people seemed nice, but in a lot of the major cities I have experienced predominantly passive aggressive behavior. Most of the people I first met were very nice with a welcoming smile, but their comments were subtly insulting. They may be nice to other Oregonians, but the message that outsiders are not welcome comes across quite assertively.

Central/Western Oregon is by far the friendliest place in the USA.

My mom grew up in Oregon, so we'd visit family there occasionally. Always loved how nice everyone there was, especially compared to the Northeast, where I'm from. Just don't ever call it "Orey-gone."

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5 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

Pot was the WORST decision ever, bringing an influx of more beggars who are unwilling to work and inept drivers. Sobers are sick of paying for the consequences of drunk governor's decisions.

I personally have live in Colorado for my whole life, yes there sometimes is a homeless population, if you dig deep you can find some amazing people. Many people are happy to help. Of course there is the occasional sketchy town but overall wonderful place.

Most people are nice and friendly. You can make plenty of friends. It's a great place to meet new people. Although, like every state, there are a few rough characters out there but most are pretty nice.

The weather here is the best in the country, the people, not so!

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6 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

I have visited Texas many times, and the folks there are great! Texas is also known for great schools and colleges with nicely landscaped campuses that are well maintained. Most importantly, Texas is a reasonable place for small and large businesses interested in relocating or expanding their operations, and reasonable cost of living.

Texas is the friendliest Been to 42 states and Texas is the friendliness by far. People always greet with a smile and are willing to help. Also a nice place to drive. San Antonio/South Texas is the friendliness part if anyone wonders.

Texans are by far the friendliest people! Nobody could be anymore generous, polite and hospitable then Texans! - nmk

Someone posted that South Texas is the friendliest area of Tx. I haven't lived in So Texas but I would never guess that, being born in Texas and lived here much of my life. I'd vote for East Texas. It's hard to top the hospitality there.

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7 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

It's not one of the most racist states as previously stated that person was probably from New Jersey that made that remark.

I've been to almost every east coast state. North Carolina wins hands down, particularly the western part of the state.

Everybody here is just a friendly Southerner

Western North Carolina is far the friendliest by far. I Have traveled all the lower 48 for 38 year's as a long haul Truck Driver.
This list is not even close to being correct.
I use to think Texas was friendly but South of Houston I met some of the Rudest people Yet.
IOWA is not friendly. People in Minnesota or completely Not wrapped together real tite.

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8 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

I'm originally from California and when I first found out that I would be moving here a few years ago I was dreading it... I thought that everybody here would be hicks or Bible thumpers but it turned out that everyone is SO WONDERFUL! People here never walk past you without a hello and how are you doing? They always invite you over to "eat somethin' good" and the food is amazing. I miss Cali but I definitely don't mind staying in this sweet friendly place. And no not everyone is stupid here like most outsiders would think, in fact almost everyone I know is well educated

From Kentucky. Living in northern Alabama. My trips to Tennessee have been met with consistent kindness and genuine Southern hospitality. Seriously well mannered people. Nashville is the friendliest city you'll ever find.

I want to move to Cleveland but I am on disability and I would like to go to the omega center I don't own a car and I can't figure out the bus schedule or anything else for that matter can any help please

Southern Hospitality is real and is exemplified in Tennessee

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9 New Mexico New Mexico

I have been to 44 states and spent quite some time in each one. New Mexico to me is a special place. I'm a black American and feel less disrespected here than I have in other states. Less materialistic, laid back, somewhat diverse, and they don't appear to tolerate any one race trying to play ruler!

New Mexico has a unique history in the US and with Santa Fe being the capital, has an eclectic population and with that culture, arts, history, natural beauty, and a laid back pace with city attributes. It's the best of many worlds including a healing mecca of the US: body, mind and spirit.

People are more friendlier in New Mexico then any East Coast states

10 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

Never had a bad experience in Georgia. Love it! The people are lovely.

The people in Georgia are very friendly and hospitable.

Amazing state

Georgia has the best people ever. They are "the bomb-diggidee". Everyone in Georgia is super smart and attractive. Shout out to my homies in the GA, love you peeps. Peace out.

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The Contenders

11 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

Lived there before and everyone has the good old southern manners and this is just the kindest state ever, in my opinion

South Carolina is a great state every body is so nice!

Its nice and most people aren't Jerks

Live here it's awesome

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12 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

Almost got killed by doctors in Boston. People are very dishonest, they lie to my face all the time. They are also very mean and rude and fake. I've traveled a lot around the world, I think Boston is the worst place with the worst people by far.

Lived here 30 years. Lots of great things, but a very difficult state to make friends in. People tend to be closed off and insular.

This is true. I was born in Massachusetts and found it tough to make friends. People do not trust each other. When I moved to Rhode Island I actually found people to be a bit friendlier, so I cannot understand why Massachusetts is ranked 13th and Rhode Island is 49th. - alg2468

I have lived here my entire life. I don't think the people go out of their way to be cruel to others. However, the people kind of stick to themselves. It is pretty common either to not know your neighbor or only know their name.

This should not be on the list. People in Boston are RUDE!

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13 Virginia Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

Lived in Virginia all my life, and I've got to say it is a wonderful place to live, but it has some flaws. About half of the people here aren't that sociable and would like to be left alone, especially in the larger populated counties and cities, so don't expect to be making friends off the bat if you move here. I would also recommend taking a vacation to Virginia before making your finale choice. If you go to the countryside, the coastal area and the mountains, more people will probably be open for a conversation with you. There are also a lot of good, interesting and cool museums in Virginia, so if you like to see and learn more about something, you should check them out.

Chesapeake and Norfolk are intensely rude and snobbish, I mean they've mastered rudeness to an art form. Can't wait to leave. What do they have to be so snobbish about is the question of the day!

If you are an African American woman and you wear your hair natural don't come here especially Norfolk people here a just insensitive.

I moved to VA, Norfolk 2 years ago and I despise this place, people freaks me out, with the excuse of being "friendly" they are trying to get into your damn busines. You can not go to a store and just be left alone, you will aways find someone who will try to "help you" finding something, or if you are in a restaurant, your server will show up to your table 3000 times. And don't make me start talking abour the drivers grr WHY DO YOU DRIVE 25 MPH ON THE LEFT LANE WHEN THE SPEED LIMIT IS 30! ! I swear I am counting the months to get out from this miserable state!

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14 Maine Maine

If your from away, stay away is mostly what you will hear in Maine. They like tourist money but not tourists...they like flatlander money, but not flatlanders...

The people are great. Friendly and helpful. It is a state where self sufficiency is either in the background or the foreground.

I've been to Maine every year since I was 8 years old, and I've met a local that hasnt been super nice and helpful. They are such nice people and the state is beautiful

15 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

I have lived in about 15 states and I recently moved to Kentucky. I see no reason to leave. I am in Lexington and it is actually very diverse here. Lots of churches, synagogues, and mosques and there doesn't seem to be trouble with that. People are great here except when they get behind the wheel and then they turn into monsters. But I guess that's everywhere

I've lived here my entire life and it's absolutely awful! The people here may be friendly, but they're often racist and pretentious. As stated by someone else, "friendliness is fake and centers around Southern Baptist"s. If you're looking for diversity or to surround yourself with open-minded people, don't visit here.

I've lived here since birth and I can promise you that it does NOT belong in this list. Everyone here is a douche, and that's an understatement.

I grew up in KY an dmoved to Texas later. KY has far fewer snobs. Just like anywhere else you'll run into rude people sometimes, but KY is a friendly state overall.

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16 Indiana Indiana

I live in Indiana, and most of the people I know there are very nice and kind to me, like my family, friends, teachers, etc. Why is there a reason to hate Indiana? - creed99

Super friendly. You don't stay broken down on the road very long in this state.

Indiana forks usually show hospitality and are rather nice. I would know because I live here. - IndianaFan

I love Indiana! Everyone's is so caring and kind

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17 Oklahoma Oklahoma

The people here are so friendly. If you ask someone for directions, they will help out and sometimes drop want they're doing to help. I have never met a rude person. People will always hold the door open for you. It's the little things

Oklahoma has the friendliest people hands down! Everyone is happy and outgoing. I'm amazed at how friendly everyone is here I've lived here for five years and traveled all over the USA and have yet to meet people friendlier than Oklahomans.

Very friendly people.

Oklahoman's are very friendly. They seem to know when someone is down and hit them with a compliment that brings them right back up. It's really something special we have here.

18 Montana Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaƱa.

The only reason Montana is this low is because you haven't been here

Every person you encounter in this state are among the friendliest you will ever meet. Montanans will welcome complete strangers to their treasured mountain lands and and make your stay a memorable one under the Big Sky.

Very friendly people

By far the most self-less people you will happen upon in the states.

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19 New York New York

Lived in 9 states. In NY from 5th grade through high school. My mom still lives there along with 3 siblings. Most unfriendly state. At least the Saratoga/ upstate people. Went back to visit a few years ago and still rude. Following traffic laws gets the middle finger at you and the local YMCA wasn't very pleasant either. And if that wasn't enough, can't find a church to attend. The church I went to long ago was turned into apartments. My kids and I did not feel welcome and my adult daughter was very eager to leave.

They're mean in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx is good

I have lived in New York and I think upstate NY is the best place in the country.

I have been to NYC, Reno, Chicago, Los Angels...I am still in NY yet. New York is the worst! Other people in other state are SO nice.

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20 Illinois Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

I heard Chicago is an amazing place. Beautiful skyline and the lake lining the whole Eastern side of the city is just gorgeous. As well as an amazing place, I also heard they have amazing and outgoing people, despite being a big city. One of the biggest in the country!

Chicago has lots of friendly citizens! - TopTenJackson

Chicago is terrible and the violence through the ROOF! Do NOT move to Chicago! I've lived in the Western burbs outside Chi my whole life, and I HATE even going near the city. Just terrible. IL all together is a run-down state and I can not WAIT to leave.

Great state, Chicagoans are dope, super friendly. By far the nicest big city I have been to.

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