Newark Is the Least Friendly City in America: Survey

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    New Jersey's largest city tops the list for least friendly city in the nation, according to a new report.

    Condé Nast Traveler released its annual list of most and least friendly cities in the United States, based on the presence or absence of tourist attractions and whether guests felt welcome or snubbed during their travels. According to the report, they don't feel welcome in Newark, New Jersey.

    While one survey respondent said Newark has improved for the better, most still consider it a "crowded and overpriced airport city," according to Condé Nast. Some respondents touted Newark's Portuguese cuisine and its proximity to New York, but that apparently didn't elevate it much in this survey.


    Oakland, California, was deemed the second least friendly and three cities in the tri-state area -- Hartford, Connecticut, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and New Haven, Connecticut -- rounded out the top five. 

    The Hamptons came in at No. 8. New York City didn't fall in the Top 10 on either side of the spectrum, though a recent study from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics determined the Big Apple to be the least happy city in the country when adjusted for income and other factors. 

    Both Hartford and New Haven ended up among the ranks of the top 10 “unfriendliest” cities, with New Haven coming in at No. 5, down from its No. 3 spot on last year’s list.

    As for the friendliest cities in America, Charleston, South Carolina, was No. 1, followed by Savannah, Georgia, San Antonio, Texas, Telluride, Colorado, and New Orleans.  

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