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Phoenix Named One of America's Rudest Cities

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Phoenix Named One of America's Rudest Cities

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Does Phoenix have you feeling down in the dumps like Paz?

If so, you aren't alone. In fact, according to Travel + Leisureit's common to feel a little blue in Phoenix, as you are living in one of the rudest cities in the nation.

Recently, the magazine ranked Phoenix as the 8th rudest city in the U.S.

Given certain circumstances, I don't know that some of us would entirely disagree. Who likes to sit in traffic on the I-10 during rush hour, or battle against the sea of orange cones on Grand Ave? And yes, on those 117 degree, sweat-infused afternoons, we're all a little crabby. But it's never been anything a cool beverage couldn't cure.

Maybe the individual who wrote this article visited Phoenix one such day last summer where we endured record-breaking heat for weeks on end. She most likely drafted her rough copy at 5:00 in the afternoon going westbound on the interstate. She obviously wasn't here last week when I was sipping an iced coffee by the pool enjoying a beautiful 83 degree afternoon in January.

I venture to say that I could travel east and find the shopping carts (or buggies) strewn across a parking lot in random fashion, or go North and encounter a cranky lady in line at the grocery, just as I can down the street. But with 300+ days of sunshine to brag about annually, I'm certainly not complaining. And I'm not going to let this little article become a place to start.

To read the full excerpt, visit America's Rudest Cities.  



Posted by

Jessica L. Steele

Welcome Home Realty/Valley of the Sun Team



Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

I find that Phoenix and the surrounding cities/towns are actually much more friendly than other areas of the country.

Jan 11, 2012 03:56 PM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Hey....at least it's known for something....even if it's not all that positive, it's still on the map.  Not what I'd be shooting for though..... We have 2 governors who've been convicted and we had Obama come from our state.  Nothing that we're proud of....

Jan 11, 2012 03:57 PM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

I find that really hard to believe but I guess I was fooled. I hate it for the agents

Jan 11, 2012 03:59 PM
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Yikes! That is one list no one wants to be on especially on the top.

Jan 11, 2012 04:01 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

My brother just moved back to Scottsdale, after a couple of years in Utah.  I will forward this article to him!


Jan 11, 2012 04:11 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - 1000 Palms, CA
Real Estate Broker since 2008

They really should get a boost in their ratings now that I've moved to SoCal.

P.S. Cute profile pic.

Jan 11, 2012 04:20 PM
Jessica Steele
Welcome Home Realty - Surprise, AZ

Hi Joyce,

I used to live in Pensacola! How is the market there? I miss the ocean (and consequently, the people. There is a bit of Southern charm in the Gulf that I will always miss.)


Liz, I agree with you. I see you work in Chandler. I don't find people in the Valley excessively rude at all. In fact, as most of us are "transplants" from other areas, I think we have a special bond that makes us kinder to each other than we otherwise might be.

Jan 12, 2012 10:44 AM