Have you ever wondered which cities in the good ole USA have the friendliest folks? Not every town is the same and not every place has the same type of people. Some folks are a little more rough around the edges, and others are as kind as can be. Some will hold open a door for you and others are downright inconsiderate to a point they hardly notice your presence. While we realize there is no trophy or plaque for being voted the friendliest town in all the land there is, however, a great sense of pride in knowing that a city you live in is filled with smiling eyes and warm hearts.
Well, we did some research on this topic. Over the past year, we’ve been surveying our readers and users to tell us the top 10 cities they believe to be the friendliest cities in the United States. We asked questions about their experiences in cities they had visited, and we asked them to rate these cities on a range of factors about friendliness. These items included how accessible the city was to navigate, how friendly service was in a restaurant, did anyone in the town assist with directions and many other related questions. We did all this to bring you the ultimate top 10 list of the friendliest cities in the United States. Check out the results.
10. San Diego, CA
We think it has to be the warm beaches and the excellent climate that give people a cheery demeanor in San Diego but whatever it is they shouldn’t change a thing.
9. Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque has some of the most picturesque natural beauty you’ll find anywhere and some of the best weather, so it’s no wonder people here are incredibly friendly to non-locals.
8. Colorado Springs, CO
With fantastic views of the rocky mountains and more hiking trails than you can imagine, Colorado Springs is a great place to live with people who love to live life to its fullest.
7. Sacramento, CA
The capital of CA is one of diverse opinions and politics but is one of the best places to live in America regarding friendly, welcoming folks.
6. Nashville, TN
Music to Nashville’s ears to learn they made this list we are sure. But, this just proves that country music does not make people sad.
5. Chicago, IL
We don’t know why it is still called the “Windy City.” It is not that windy in Chicago. What it is though is super friendly to new faces.
4. Wichita, KS
Wichita Kansas might not be a city you hear a lot about except in pop culture. Hey, wait a minute, there might be a reason for that.
3. Las Vegas, NV
What could be more friendly than total strangers walking up to you on the streets starting up a conversation? This sort of thing happens all the time in Vegas.
If you ask us Indy is one of the best-kept secrets in the country regarding livability and likability. The lovely people of Indy love beer, and they’d be happy to tell you all about it over a pint.
1. San Antonio, TX
San Antonio might be the coziest place on earth. These folks sure know how to make people feel welcome. It doesn’t hurt moods to have a beautiful river running through downtown.