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Friendliest City in America? Head to Charleston, S.C.

Southern hospitality reigns supreme in a recent survey of America's friendliest cities. Meanwhile, two New Jersey cities were voted least amicable.

Southern hospitality reigns supreme in a new survey from Condé Nast Traveler rating both the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in America. The top spot? For the second year in a row, simply head south to Charleston, South Carolina.

Visitors praised Charleston as a “quaint and special little gem” and for its underrated local culture, history, scenic beauty and food. Just behind Charleston, Savannah comes in as the second friendliest city in America.

As for least friendly? That dubious honor goes to Newark, N.J., described by one reader as an "airport city.' The full list:

Friendliest Cities:

1. Charleston, South Carolina

2. Savannah, Georgia

3. San Antonio, Texas

4. Telluride, Colorado

5. New Orleans, Louisiana

6. Fort Worth, Texas

7. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

8. Key West, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee

9. Asheville, North Carolina

Unfriendliest Cities:

1. Newark, New Jersey

2. Oakland, California

3. Hartford, Connecticut

4. Atlantic City, New Jersey

5. New Haven, Connecticut

6. Detroit, Michigan

7. Los Angeles, California

8. The Hamptons, New York

9. Wilmington, Delaware

10. Miami, Florida


— Natalie Daher