Travel & Leisure recently released its annual list of America’s Rudest Cities, and boy am I glad to see my hometown no longer tops the list.

Although the City of Angels is known for our beaches, Hollywood stars, and sunny weather, apparently, Travel & Leisure magazine readers thought we were also super mean. Go figure. This year, L.A. drops to fourth on the list which is–predictably–dominated by East Coast cities.

So which city did readers find to be the rudest? New York City lands in the top spot this year, followed by Miami, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Boston.

While the majority of the rudest cities are in the North East, the cities with the nicest people are all in the South. Nashville tops the “nicest” list, followed by New Orleans, Charleston, Austin, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Hmm…I guess there is something called ‘Southern Hospitality’ after all?

What do you think of the list? 

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  • Pume

    From NYC. I don’t think we are rude, but to people from small towns or the south we may be rude in their eyes. I don’t mind people asking for directions or whatever, I love helping people out. I’ve gotten help from random NYC strangers. Most cities in the north have the same attitude, people always wonder why Muscovites are rude, but they aren’t. They just see being too friendly as not being genuine. Make friends with them and you’ll see their “real” side. Same with NYers.

    I remember visiting a small town in Florida where it seems like everybody was super friendly and it did irk me out a bit. The only nice fake “niceness” I’ve encountered are in LUSH stores…I walked into one and it was just too much for me. I’ll never shop there again.

  • DolphinsandPuppies

    NYers are rude for sure! They’re not any more busier than other people. They work 9-5s just like everyone else. It’s still a bomb city though! Can’t wait to go back!!

  • The WARMEST people are from KANSAS CITY! STANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND UP.

    THE WORSEST OF THEM ALL: PROVIDENCE CITY, RI. CAN’T TELL ME SHIT BOUT THAT PLACE.

  • Anon

    Washington, D.C. … around the capital area…Howard U. – every time I go I come across some of the most arrogant and rude individuals who love to stare. I’ve never been to other parts of D.C., just that area.

    There’s a little coffee shop right by Howard U… I guess there is a dress code around there and I didn’t meet. I was there for work, so I was dressed presentably. Perhaps, I didn’t have on the latest fashions, or brand names…but two women set at the table next to met and totally ripped my outfit within earshot. I could hear everything, and they looked at me and laughed as they said it. I guess they thought I was a student at HU; they looked like HU students.

    I was like, wow.