Where Does Idaho Rank for Friendliest States?
When I moved here to Boise almost one year ago, I immediately noticed the difference between my new city and my old city. Coming from Seattle, I'm pretty familiar with what's called the "Seattle Freeze", and I was probably apart of it.
People in Seattle are known for minding their business and not going out of their way to meet or welcome newcomers. With that said, I didn't know my neighbors names, had never seen or met them or said hello. I lived in the same house for six years.
Here in Boise, I met my next door neighbors before I even moved into my house. They've fed my cats on some weekends when I've been gone, they text me if I've got a package outside of my house, and they mow my lawn for me! My neighbors are not just dope, they're nice. Something I'm not used to being from Seattle.
So I've got to say, I'm a little shocked that Idaho didn't come out higher on this list of 'friendliest states'. We didn't even crack the top ten. Here's how we sized up against the other states:
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
15th?! I guess it's better than most, Washington was almost dead last at 45th, with the Seattle freeze that I mentioned above cited.
Think we're friendlier than anyone who topped us? Full list of 50 available here.