Ranked: The Unfriendliest States in America

A significant factor that goes into the moving process is the type of environment you want to move into. Will your neighbors be friendly? Will people smile at you on the street when you walk past? If general friendliness is what you're looking for when choosing your state of residence, do your best to avoid these ones.

1. New Mexico

New Mexico performed poorly in several areas, including having the highest percentage of the population living in poverty, the lowest income growth, the lowest population aged 25 and older with a high school diploma or higher, and has the highest crime rate.

2. Arkansas

Arkansas has developed a rather nasty record of only being friendly to locals. Big 7 Travel had this to say about Arkansas, which ranked 49th on their friendliest states list: "Arkansas is a friendly state if-and emphasis on if-you're local. Visitors might feel like they don't quite fit in and are unwelcome."

3. New York

New York has a reputation of having gruff citizens who have little patience for outsiders. However, it is a melting pot of many different cultures, and if you manage to stick it out long enough, one of the boroughs will inevitably start feeling like a community to you.

4. Michigan

The magazine Best Life released a list of all 50 states ranked from nicest to rudest, and Michigan landed on number 17 on the list of unfriendliest states. Detroit came in as #1 for the rudest city, which is a nail in the coffin considering its sky-high crime rate.

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