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DC Makes Top 10 in Rudeness (Take Our Reader Poll!)

by Borderstan.com October 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm 0

Borderstan, 14th Street NW, Luis Gomez Photos

DC came in at No. 5 on “Travel + Leisure magazine’s listing of rudest cities. Other east coast cities made the Top 10, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mike Kohn. Find Mike at [email protected] or on Twitter@mike_kohn.

We’re nice, honest.

In yet another study of cities, Travel + Leisure identified the rudest cities in America and the DC came in at No. 5 with Boston and Baltimore right behind. (Perhaps more residents need to be reading Urban Etiquette?) The article also note that DC ranks No. 4 for intelligence, so do intelligent people lack social graces?

Thankfully, we didn’t take the top spot — that dubious honor went to Los Angeles, which was followed (unsurprisingly) by New York City then Philadelphia and Miami — but I can’t say I agree with the findings. Smaller cities tended to show up lower on the list, but not always: big cities Houston came in at No. 19 while Chicago fell at No. 15. Let’s chalk that up to Midwestern kindness.

DC does have a lot of transplants from other rude cities on the list — so maybe we’re the product of our migrant residents?

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