Top Ten Friendliest U.S. StatesHere is a list of the most friendliest U.S. states.
The Top Ten
This is a joke, right? I've lived in 7 states, visited 32 others. Minnesota (where I currently live) is by far the WORST state in the U.S. with the biggest jerks ever. Walk down the street and 3 out of 4 people will not say hello back when you say hi. They are mean, demeaning, foul, disgruntled people. Everywhere. Every store is bad. Non-profits are horrible. Churches suck. Now if you visit from out of state during a big thing like Super Bowl they all become very FAKE and ACT nice. They're not. Minnesotans are passive-aggressive, acting kind but in truth being very mean and will screw you no matter what. The Twin Cities are the worst, Rochester isn't much better, some small towns might be better but overall Minnesota is a horrible state. - MarkStevens
I have lived in Minnesota since I was in 7th grade. Then moved back east where most of my family lives because I never felt like I belonged in Minnesota. I moved back to Minnesota 12 years ago and still currently live in Minnesota I am now 41 years old single for 4 years now. And I can not find love nor can I find a good group of people to hang around because no one has been welcoming. Nice yes but fake nice. Not welcoming or belonging. And every one wants to feel like they belong. I am not happy here at all.
I usually would not comment on silly lists like this but reading the negative things people are writing makes me upset. There are kind and mean people in every state and to answer the person who said he has been in 32 other states so have I and so have other people. I have also traveled over half way around the world so what. It is true I find Minnesotans to be some of the kindest and nicest people and that's why I choose to stay in this beautiful state.
Yes, very true. Lots of people do not like Minnesotans, but it's probably their driving.
I drove thru Iowa Des Moines in particular, people were so so friendly. My thoughts were very friendly, helpful etc, not a lot of money going around, just a down to earth place. - Debbie880
The best place you could ever ask. Super nice people in Iowa everywhere.
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
Even at the local Starbucks people are considerate. I was babysitting a kindergarten 5 year old boy and he had to go to the restroom. Someone came up to me a few minutes later and informed me that the door was really heavy so he might be having trouble getting out. How sweet! Then a lady pointed out and helped pick out a LEGO piece he had dropped.
Colorado is beautiful, not as sophisticated as the east coast but beautiful and more laid back for sure if you enjoy the laid back lifestyle. Denver is a bit more to do, Colorado Springs, good places, so many leave the cold and move to Florida though. - Debbie880
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'm from Colorado I take lots of trips there and what I like is that everyone is so friendly and helpful
I've lived in Texas, California, Puerto Rico, Florida, and have constantly visited many states in between. After moving to Colorado, I realized it has one of the friendliest and most welcoming environments by far. The mountains and scenery are gorgeous, there are lots of fun outdoor activities available, and you feel a sense of security everywhere you go. Everyone is compassionate and you don't need to be checking for any shady characters 24/7. I absolutely love this state!
NC is ok, but the real people are on the West side, friendly people of the Blue Ridge mountains, remember, people come down south to retire because of the traditional values, no one goes up North to retire!
If you care about the Civil War, move here. This is a horrendous state.
Can say much for the west coast but been to every state on east coast... There r some real losers to but I gotta say NC is right there on the top. I'm thinking the civil war and racism comments are politically driven.. as a whole I noticed people in the north were the most racist and southerners truly respect all people and are much more diverse. Mass sorry but you the worst!
Lived in NC for over a decade, racism is definitely still alive and well. You will also find discrimination in the work place if you are not a southerner you will be passed over for raises, and promotions. Southern folk will smile to your face and stab you in the back. They still have a problem with the war they lost.
I visited for 2 months, Federal Way near Seattle, loved it, People were not overly friendly but cordial. Its cold in the winter, it is a very nice place though. I would like to try the eastern part of the state. - Debbie880
They will talk to you but don't want to live with black folk's
The most friendly! People in Seattle are friendly, they watch out for bad things, and it is really cool!
Smart people with a smart elected government. They take care of each other.
The most hate filled state I've lived in. Not welcoming of others, especially their neighbor to the south. If you're not one of them then you're not one of them. If you lean even an inch to the right then you're just might as well not even bother trying to have a sensible conversation with anyone, plus they smoke too much pot and let the homeless crap all over the sidewalks from Portland to Medford.
I grew up in Oregon-left to enter the Navy at 19-stationed in Florida-which I loved-traveled the world-but nowhere compares with the compassionate nature and be who you are attitude of Oregonians. Too bad people from California complain about our beautiful state-spent two years in the Navy stationed in California-didn't like it all.
People will go out their way to help you I'm from California and I appreciate the nice gestures.
I'm native Oregonian and I feel the people here are very passive aggressive.
Tennessee has some really nice people but a lot are homophobic
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 Memphis, every time I go somewhere else in Tennessee everybody cool, but here in Memphis all we wanna do is act tuff for no reason
I have met some very nice people and then I have met many others that have called me a yankee just because I moved here from another state and others that have asked me if I'm even a real Christian since I'm from one of those Northern States. I originally thought everyone was so nice until I started noticing people be nice in front of their "friends" and then talk nasty about them the second they left...oh yes and "Bless Your Heart" not nice at all...It is a beautiful state though and if you can stay around the decent people and don't let the other ones get to you then you will be ok...
I was visiting NY with my daughter and we went and rented bikes to ride around Central Park and the gentleman who rented the bikes to us said that out of many tourist his favorite are the people from Texas. Ironically after reading these comments, I have to say that the man who rented us the bikes was black. I don't doubt racism exist but let's be honest here, prejudice is part of ALL colors. I was raised in poor, predominately black area, and "darker" blacks got made fun of and as a general rule is "less desired" from many in the community I was raised in, and then we also have to address white discrimination, I was the only white kid in the school and I was made fun of, picked on and stereo typed a lot. There was one white girl and I did not like her at all. I liked many other pretty black girls and said so. Once these other girls heard I ended up having a black girlfriend. All the identity politics of today is such a lie and tool to divide and get votes. Anyway, Texas is the BEST, ...more
Texas people have jobs (abundant commerce) therefore they are happy, kind, friendly and helpful. As stated above Texas still provides quality education so they do not fit the "ignorant southerner" misconception. It is a multi-cultural state and true Texans do not accept racism and WILL stand against it when it arises. There is so much to see and do, theatre, museums, pro athletic teams, and so many restaurants, cafes, coffee shops. you could visit a different restaurant every day for years!
Texas is the best! I lived in Jersey, upstate New York and Gainesville, Florida but Texas rocks!
I have lived in five states and traveled to many others. Texans are the nicest and most helpful to strangers. I was most impressed that the people working at Wall Mart went out of their way to help me find what I needed during my first week in Amarillo. Years later I'm srill here.
We moved here from Florida and we love it. Everybody is kind and welcoming. Also so pretty here. We love it. One bad police officer does not make the entire state bad. People who live in Georgia were very upset with what happened.
Every one there is so nice and is willing to take a e extra mile extra mile each day
I disagree lol. A fellow Canadian was driving through Georgia, was arrested and fined. Perfect model citizen not a blemish on her record. Her crime? driving with a Canadian License which according to the officer is not valid in The State of Georgia (Georgia State Traffic Code clearly states Canadian licenses are valid by the way)
She was fined $2,000 thrown in jail and had her car impounded.
Ay we number ten. Its probably because we don't hate, we discriminate.
Virginia use to be super friendly, but it has become a new home for a lot of New Yorkers and people from other parts of the country who aren't as friendly and move here for lower taxes and cheaper housing prices. Everyone says how "friendly" Richmond is. Maybe 15 years ago. Now Richmond is just very blah and people are aloof and don't say hello to you some times even when you're walking down the street. The Shenandoah Valley by far, is the most friendly region of Virginia. The rest of the state is a mixed bag.
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.
Hard to categorize and I have lived here my whole life. Def. not outwardly friendly none of New England is in my opinion. Def. liberal leaning so you will be attacked verbally if you are conservative leaning esp at the liberal universities (I know I went to one and have worked at them for 16 yrs.) That being said while not outwardly that friendly I laugh at how some of the southern hospitality states have high crime rates and the south in general. New England isn't outgoing but it is one of the safest areas. However when visiting Colorado I had more strangers say good morning to me in one week than my entire life in MASS>
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.
Uh one time I was walking around in a Walmart in Maine and some random girl said "Hi I really like your shirt" and I freaked out and ran-
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...
People will wave at you even if you’ve only looked at them once
I live in maine, and it is full of nice people. Random people will say hi in a store
Born in CA 1957 I'm DONE with their rudeness, fast drivers, mean people. give me 5 acres of pure heaven in another state. Neighbors can see into your house, neighbors kids crying none stop, dogs barking, loud base sounds, gangs taken over the beaches, homeless sleeping on your front yard. I have lived in Manhattan beach, La Jolla shores, second home in Palm Springs. Done with California! Time to retire to a another state.
I have visited and also have lived. it is a mixed bag. LA cities( LA County) Long term residents, not there to be in the industry from some place else are the nicest people, newly moved there and keeping up with the jones type, which there are plenty there, are rude. Venice Beach, Marina Del Ray, San Fran, San Jose, in my personal opinion are the friendliest in California.
Trust me, I live here and I can verify the people are very rude, discourteous, unfriendly and are unwilling to help. Don't like live here despite all the nice things you here about it. Once you get to CA, you'll realize they're not like you thought.
I have just recently been to California, though it's interesting people in LA are rude and unhelpful, I went to Santa Barbara and it was a bit better. New Yorkers are much friendlier than in LA. It's a shame because there are some beautiful parts of California
I Was very scared about moving here from Virginia but the family came down to myrtle beach for vacation for 40 years and now We live n Myrtle Beach Ad Every One Is So nice
South Carolina is a great state every body is so nice!
Lived there before and everyone has the good old southern manners and this is just the kindest state ever, in my opinion
Its nice and most people aren't Jerks
Nebraska is culturally and demographically very similar to Iowa so I have no idea how it ended up #34 and Iowa #1.
I was once told my a Canadian that people from Nebraska were so friendly they made HIM uncomfortable.
I'm from California and this is one of my favorite states because of how nice the people are. I don't know why it's all the way down here.
The only exposure I have had with Nebraskans was when I was in the Army. Everyone I met who was from Nebraska were extremely affable and relatable. I love that because that is the way I am :). I have always wanted to live in NE, but moving from SC to NE is a big jump unfortunately. I love my USA. May the Lord bless our country.
I have traveled from state to state but Wisconsin in my opinion should be at the top I know we have bad drivers but we only drive like that in the winter cause the ice is so thick and are cars slide but there is always a friend to help you last year my car tire went flat and I had a a spare tire but I didn't have a Jack so a stranger pulled over and helped me he helped get his Jack under my car and put the wheel on my car then I was back the road
Wisconsin should be higher. Everywhere I go in my small town someone always waves or smiles.
I have lived in several different states, and the people of Wisconsin really are the nicest, most caring, considerate, and helpful...until they get behind the wheel. Trust me, they are definitely NOT the best drivers...too fast, too aggressive, weave in and out of lanes, drive right through red rights, rarely give pedestrians the right of way...I think they've been corrupted by the Illinois drivers.
Folks here are laid back, humble, calm, excellent drivers, and quite welcoming. Plus this place possesses some of the most beautiful nature spots one could ask for. There are SO many fun activities to do in this state for FREE! I love, love, love this wonderful land of warmth and will be moving here real soon.
I agree with Indiana sucks and the police here are tyrants.
The weather is awful summers are short and mild but cold weather is dominant here its gray most of the time. Don't go there.
Indiana is a mixed bag of people depending on where you go you will either love it or hate it. Possitive things are nice people, great craft beer scene, affordable housing and the downtown area is getting better every year. Negitive things some people definitely have the "hick" culture down and they live by it, we do have a bit of a meth and heroin problem but those people tend to stay away from the populated areas, amd ithe downtown area is surrounded by ghettos but over all I don't mind it here
I just moved from Indiana to Florida. I grew up in Michigan. As far as friendly goes both of them states are way more friendly than Florida. The dismissive attitude in Florida I could live with out. The weather makes up for it.
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
Kansas should be higher on the list, I've lived here my whole life and I disagree with the person who says they met people who bragged about themselves or used zero manners, I have met people like that, but I've also met people in other places who were WAY worse. But then again that person seems to have been around, I won't fully explain why you're wrong but I hope you get it.
Sweetest, most caring, humble, and overall most considerate corn fed people. God’s country.
I lived in Kansas for 20 years, had traveled a lot, and had never met anyone anywhere in the country with such self-infatuation. People openly bragged about themselves, used zero manners, and exhibited the paranoid-Christian conservative white mentality that put Donald Trump into the White House. (How did Hillary lose Arkansas)?
I have lived in Kansas for several years and have very rarely met a person that is rude whatsoever. pretty much all the people here are nice and very considerate.
Been all over the world. Oklahoma has the nicest people I've ever met.
I am an Oklahoman born and raised here all my life... I'm from a small town (Ft.Gibson) and it has a very low crime rate, great schools, and wonderful people. There are lots of small towns in Oklahoma just like mine, small but supportive communities where morals and values are upheld and encouraged. There are wonderful people all over the state! It's an Oklahoma thing...
It is neat how they are friendly and there flag represents friendship and peace
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
A beautiful and peaceful place. I plan to spend more time in 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!
People are more friendlier in New Mexico then any East Coast states
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.
Why is this below MASSACHUSETTS? Are you kidding? This should be in the top 5. Welcoming, humorous, and very caring people. While the weather here is about the coldest in the lower 48, the people here are the some of the warmest you'll ever meet!
The only reason Montana is this low is because you haven't been here
Very friendly people
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.
I grew up in Utah and didn't fully appreciate how amazing the people are until I moved elsewhere. I have travelled all over the USA and Europe. I lived in Michigan, Ohio and Ireland and I can tell you that Utah is the friendliest and most beautiful place to be anywhere.
The Mormons are super nice and Utah as a whole gives the most to charity.
Utah is definitely the friendliest state! I live there and the people are the best and so loving to each other
The Norman's were very nice people
Born and raised in Missouri, this state has some of the nicest people I have ever met. People don't care who you are or what you need help with, they will strike up a 45 min conversation while helping out and then say goodbye for 15 solid minutes.
This use to be a friendly place, but it isn't anymore. We have a lot of people retiring here from California. Yuck.
There are lots of friendly people in missouri but also lots of drug using,racist and ignorant minded people.
Missouri > Massachusetts
I can't speak for the rest of the state, but coastal south Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami) is horrible. The people are self serving and just plain nasty. Miami is riddled with crime. The traffic is beyond bad and the weather may seem nice at first, but 80+ degrees the entire year round with 1000% humidity gets really old really fast. The colleagues of mine that have not yet left are all making plans to leave this terrible place. I, too, plan to leave as soon as feasibly possible.
Northern/Mid/Western Florida may be okay, but here it is definitely a human-garbage wasteland.
I moved here to work, from the Midwest and I have never witnessed such unfriendly people in my lifetime. It is hard to stay happy in this state.
People in Florida are sad, angry, and unfriendly. I moved to Florida last year for work but will come back and never live here again.
A lot of transplants from the northeast and upper Midwest who, after living her for a while, loosen up and smile and talk. Small town, inland Florida is very, very friendly.
All the New Yorkers I met while there were nice. They talk and walk fast and I liked it. And they love showing off their city!
People always assume that since people don't talk to you in Manhattan, that they are "mean" or "rude," but the truth is, the just want to get to where they are going. If you ask a New Yorker for directions, they would be more that happy to give them to you, just may not go out of their way to do it. This doesn't make them unfriendly, however.
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
After nearly 30 yrs in the military I've met people from, and been to almost every state. Bar none the friendliest people in the country are from North Dakota!
People in North Dakota are very friendly! They are also sweet and caring.
There are some nice people I will admit, but for the most part, there stuck up, rude, it’s the right wing nut job way or the highway, and for myself. I’ll take the highway right the hell out of that worthless state.
Just good ole down to earth folks
People in South Dakota are very caring people and will go out of their way to help a stranger
Every one I have met in South Dakota has been very nice and won't judge you! I live in South Dakota myself and it is a very friendly state! Much respect!
Minnesota drivers are very pushy and sd drivers are not pushy at all
South Dakota is an amazing state it is beautiful here come here in summer
Visited Ohio and they were friendly and helpful. On the roads, they don’t beep at you and let you merge with a friendly smile. One of the nicest states we have visited. I would say Tennessee and Texas are right up there with them.
I'm born and raised here. I stay around northeast Ohio, some people are rude and mean but a lot are nice too. There's a good variety of people, and you usually don't have to go far for anything as it's fairly dense over here. There's plenty to do here and people are relatively easy going and nice to talk to.
I was born and raised in Ohio. Lived on the west for 20 years and I finally returned because I really wanted a better day-to-day life. People here greet strangers, small-talk, make eye contact. One of my neighbors offered to let me play her piano on Sundays! Usually at the end of the day, I think to myself how nice people are. When I lived on the west coast, I used to spend a lot of time thinking how mean people are.
Most of us you can get along with, but some people are bad. But don't every state has some bad people right? - funnyuser
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 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 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.
Kentucky gives a bad name to the USA. I cannot think of one redeeming quality that Kentucky has. Friendliness is fake and centers around Southern Baptist who use a smile to trick people.
To be really honest the people in here are very friendly and not rude - Sweet_tv
My son moved here from Virginia, & I go often to visit him in Prattville, it’s just outside of Montgomery. The people are so friendly, & I look forward to visiting this lovely State.
I was born in Alabama. I have lived in 17states and traveled to 43. Alabama is a great state with warm and friendly people who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Beautiful lakes and the gulf beaches are breathtaking.
Southern hospitality is real and people are always willing to help someone in need. I love the coastline and the beautiful sunsets matches the beautiful hearts they have.
I've been to almost every state and lived in many. West Virginia should be number 1.
I just finished my vacation here and for now I rate this number 1!
I've lived in West Virginia for most of my life---briefly in Virginia and Delaware. It's been my experience to hear from many that have moved into our state that the people of West Virginia are amazingly friendly. As a teacher, when new students arrived, they felt quite welcome. We are very friendly, and we're there for our neighbors! We should be number 1!
I lived in West Virginia my whole life, everyone here is as kind as can be. The only complaint I have is we have a huge drug problem that we need fixed. The drug problem is West Virginia puts a shame on our community. But back to what I said before West Virginia has a lot of kind warm-hearted people
The Cajun Navy (great flood of 2016) is an excellent example of the friendliness and helpful nature of the people of Louisiana! The people who had trucks and boats seemed out those that needing rescuing or help - way before any governmental help would even try. They also headed to Texas during the hurricane flooding of 2017. I grew up in the outskirts of Baton Rouge. The people here have hospitality, friendliest, and give you the shirt off their back when needed.
Southern residents of Louisiana (everywhere south of Alexandria) are the nicest and funnest people you will ever meet. Residents in northern Louisiana are a whole different breed and rude as crap. This is coming from a 25 year northern Louisiana resident who left the state because of the NWLA people.
I've been to a lot of other states, but I'm from here. In my opinion, we are the friendliest state.
Um I don’t know why people think this place is so nice. a lot of people the age of 17 and younger are complete jackasses
This is possibly the best place you could possibly live or visit.
Arkansas is misunderstood in many ways, and generally ignored, so I'm not surprised the down home friendliness of its residents is being overlooked yet again.
Super underrated state. Some of the nicest people you will ever meet are Arkies.
His place is sooo friendly
I didn’t know there was a 50th state
I have lived here all my life. People are very superficially nice. Someone can hate you so much, but they'd be so nice to you.
Horrible dating scene. I'm from Ohio and found out fast that it is super hard to make friends here and establish real connections. Most people here are two face, only care about themselves, their status, or who they can use next. Do not move here you will regret wasting years in this state.
Lovely, live-and-let-live folks outside the bigger cities. People look out for one another here, but aren't nosy or meddlesome. Tucson is backward, insular, anti-growth and stuck in the past. Phoenix is big and can feel impersonal, but the suburbs are nice.
This statement is also what I have found. Outside the large cities, the smaller city that I am in is so helpful and very nice. I have lived, for at least a dozen years each, in Texas, California, Colorado and Minnesota. Glad to be in Arizona!
I have lived in many different states across the U.S. This will be my 28th year in Southern NH. It is very difficult to make friends in this state. It has taken twenty years to get to know people. The public is very cold and rude. If you say hello to someone on the sidewalk they turn their head and ignore you. Siberia is probably a better place. I will be retiring elsewhere.
I have traveled to many states in the union and have lived in central New Hampshire for many years. I have found that he closer to Boston you get, the more rude people you will find.There are mean, rude and inconsiderate people everywhere, no matter what state you live, but in New Hampshire you'll find some of the most friendly people in the central to the northern parts of the state. It's a wonderful place to live.
This state has many residents originally from Massachusetts, and many of them are not too friendly, especially in the southern part of the state and large cities. The northern rural areas are friendlier. - alg2468
I am in my late 50's and have lived in a number of states. Without a doubt, I have never been so unhappy as I am in New Hampshire! Cold and vicious people."Live Free or Die"? NOT in New Hampshire!
Hawaii is low on the scale because outside of tourist areas people can be really horrible. There is a lot of racism here toward white people mostly. There is racism between many of the brown skinned races as well. It's so sad. Aloha is dwindling just like any place would when there is so much poverty. Although this is the case you could also meet some very amazing people. Tourists in Maui have confided in me that Big island people are much nicer. So I guess it depends where you go. It's not personal though, people become jaded by their situations. People in Tennessee are nicer for sure.
I am shocked that this place is so low! I went on this website only because I vacationed in Hawaii and was completely blown away by how friendly everyone here was! Everybody I met was extremely welcoming, helpful, and also family oriented. I have never been so content meeting new individuals
Are you folks kidding me? You better count your votes again. Hawaii is so friendly and they’re not even in the top 10? Something is wrong with this voting system.
I don't understand why the Aloha State is so low on this list. Although they seem irritated to tourists at first, once you get to know them, they're very genuine and warm. Friendliest people I've ever met. As long as you don't act like you own the place when you come here and pollute the beaches, us residents will gladly welcome you. Don't let the guarded exterior fool you!
Marylanders are not rude. We are quiet, reserved and this can be taken for rudeness. Considering where most of us work, and the sort of work many Marylanders do, you should all know the reason why we get to know people before opening up. - Annapolis1
You guys clearly don't know how this state is like. There is a bunch of friendly people here.
I hate Maryland; horrible people and a horrible state.
Okay...if you have hatred in your heart of course you will find only horrible people and think it is a "horrible state."
You are in a "horrible state of mind" to say that about the entire state of Maryland.
I still remember when me and my family were visiting relatives in Vermont our car skidded of the road in the heavy snow we weren't used to driving in usually, being from the south. Well, almost immediately a whole host of people stopped along the side of the road to help us, even though it was very late! Luckily no one was injured, but our car was not working for the time being and we were still far away from our relatives' house. This is the best part. One lady who stopped offered to take us back to her house, and we arrived in a warm, bright house just a few minutes later. She and her large family gave us socks, warm clothes, and hot chocolate, and I remember playing with her kids and thinking that it was the best sleepover later. The next morning we left and continued with our vacation, but I'll never forget the generosity and kindness the Vermonters showed us. I still have the socks!
I was visiting Vermont and the people there were all so nice and open to strangers, proud of their town and little community and in touch with their wonderful natural environment. People driving tractors waving you by, pedestrians smiling at you, very nice.
People from Vermont are really different. They are really nice and helpful to anyone, no matter what state you are from. Vermont is really safe and you will feel very secure there.
I have lived in Idaho for over 10 years. I immediately felt like it was awful but stuck it out for my career. I can honestly say that I have never met so many people who are polite on the surface but uncaring, shallow and absolutely couldn't give a crap less if their neighbor died. One example: I am shocked at how frequently someone experiences a misfortune of life (illness, divorce, financial issue, etc) and the response is they were a smoker, or who couldn't see he was a cheater, or obviously they can't manage a budget. Judgement without compassion. Horrible, horrible place.
Most people are super nice. If your car broke down on the road/highway someone will pull over to help.
Lived in Idaho for about a year and that was enough, moved back to Minnesota
I moved from California and I can 100% say people are nicer here and more high quality ie not drug addicts or homeless people.
The airport sucks, Twice I landed, got off the plane and no pre arrange wheelchair was waiting.
You have mean and nice people in Rhode Island - it depends on who you meet and where. It has a bad reputation because it's a small state. The media does not stress it's natural beauty and focuses on its corrupt politics. Generally people in the smaller cities and rural areas are friendlier than in the large cities, and if you are friendly and say hello most do respond kindly. This state does not deserve to be ranked as 49th; it should be about average.
Probably the rudest people of all. Rhode Islanders are proud to be arrogant.
This place sucks
This place is uhh good in certain areas depending on the people you meet as well otherwise your playing with fire
Full of great people
Nah. Wrong. Nevada is great
People here are very judgmental! Seems like everyone is in a rush, and many people are pretty self centered. There are decent people though too.
This state has very rude unfriendly people in the large cities, which are very depressed economically, but friendlier people in the eastern half which is more rural. - alg2468
Lived in CT all of my life. Adults are snobs, kids are disrespectful, drivers are ferocious. The only "friendly" people here are the seniors. The second I have the opportunity to move I am grabbing my mom and getting out of here!
A lot of miserable angry people who let it out when they drive.
People tend to be quiet and reserved. But they are very helpful and they genuinely care for each other, especially outside of Wilmington metro area. I have lived in different states and while many are all "smiles" and "hellos", it's very superficial. In Delaware the caring for each other runs deep. They are also very open to newcomers. They won't knock on your door the day you arrive with an apple pie, but they will immediately step in to help if you're in trouble. Great little state.
Horrible state people are rude always with their nose turned up. I felt more in a community the time I spent in Ny then in Delaware. And don’t travel to Wilmington nothing but drugs. Sad
I love driving in PA, well maintained roads, educated drivers. People do slow down to let you overpass them. Don't judge the whole state by the big cities.
I miss Kinzua's dam and the beach
I was born and raised in PA, lived there for the first 25 years of my life. I think overall, it's a friendly state, with some areas being more friendly (Altoona area) and others being more unfriendly (York area.) Where I lived (Wilkes-Barre area,) people are mostly good and willing to help someone in need, but are perhaps depressed as the area has become very crime ridden in recent years due to an influx of out of area people, who, dare I say, might not be so friendly?
People in PA are high strung, and cold mannered. I was born and currently live in PA, but have lived in North Carolina, and Florida as well. Both places were way more friendly than here.
Outside of the big cities, which aren't many, Pennsylvanians are very friendly and mannerly. Short of a few jerks, we know how to drive and actually let others in when they need to change lanes, and open doors for, and push carts for our elderly and disabled. Our license plate says- "you've got a friend in Pennsylvania," for God's sake!
Having moved to New England after having lived in Michigan most of my life, I am constantly asked why I am so nice and so honest...would move back in a heartbeat if I could...
I have lived in the lower peninsula my whole life and people are somewhat friendly, though the upper peninsula is very friendly
I grew up in a small rural town in Northern Michigan. It was very non-welcoming to people of different ethnic backgrounds...very racist. I also traveled to many other parts of the state and found the people in the upper peninsula were the friendliest. The southern half was not inviting. I will never go back there.
I left my fiance after moving there with him so he could be near his family. It was because of the people. Even his friends were unfriendly. Worst & rudest I've ever encountered.
I live here and I've found that yes, not everyone is very polite, but majority is. Also, supposedly the midwest is one of the nicest regions around, with a diversity of friendly people.
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!
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.
This must be a joke 49...really? Should be 1 or 2. We treat our neighbors and strangers as if they were kings. We give to those who have little even though we barely have anything ourselves. We are taught to treat anyone they way we want to be treated. We ask what would Jesus do? I am not biased because I live in Mississippi I'm just honest.
This is the hospitality state! Should be the first one! Such friendly people and everyone knows everybody.
Mississippi is a very warm and friendly place! It may have its issues, and some aspects of the state are a little misunderstood, but the southern hospitality is really prevalent.
Extremely friendly people.
I was born and raised in Hoboken, NJ, right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. A ten minute trip by subway to NYC and an even quicker ferry ride. Lived there 50 years. We definitely deserve to be last. I struggled my whole life by being a nice kind person in a state that has made being mean, aggressive, and exceptionally rude into an art form. We avoid eye contact at all costs. People here literally will hate or distrust you if you show any human decency. My many years of always "doing the right thing" have only resulted in being shunned, mistreated, and collectively being ripped off and being taken advantage of. It's even completely affected every member of my own family. Look at our last Governor, the former "bully in chief". I'm a highly intelligent perceptive man, so please trust me when I say the people of New Jersey take great pride in being as mean and as cruel to others for no reason as possible. EVERYONE drives like a maniac at 90 plus on the highways and don't care if ...more
I go to cape may NJ every year and everyone is wonderful! I love the cape may beach! And the bay
I am from New Jersey and I could say that New Jersey is a great and friendly place. All these people are wrong and have apparently never been here before. They are idiots who are wasting their time coming here and talking BS about my beloved state. I have been living here my whole life and have never come across people who are making " being mean, aggressive, and exceptionally rude into an art form". So before you believe what these people are saying, know the actual facts. *Mic drop*.
Most people probably just review NJ based on what they have heard in movies. Everyone born outside of Jersey is jealous. If you don't come from NJ, sorry.