Whoever said New York was nothing but rude is wrong: these Upstate New York cities and towns prove otherwise!

When I grew up in the shadow of New York City, I totally understood where the image of 'New York is rude' came from. The hustle and bustle of everyday life in the shadow of the Big Apple just kind of creates a need to be short with everything. Time is short, so sometimes there just isn't time for pleasantries.

That said, I never understood why that image gets applied to the state as a whole. Life Upstate, in the Southen Tier, in Western New York, or anywhere outside of the New York City metro area is just a step more relaxed. Because of that, everyone is a little less stressed and busy, and nicer to each other!

That friendliness goes above and beyond in the 5 Upstate New York cities and towns below. They are beautiful places to live (3 of them are waterfront locales!), with lots of fun stuff to do, and the mood of their residents is a great reflection of both!

5 Upstate New York Cities Named Friendliest In New York State

New York sometimes is viewed as a rude state, and maybe deservedly so at times. But, for the most part - there is plenty of FRIENDLY in the Empire State and plenty of good people passing along kindness every day. The friendly is ever present at these 5 Upstate New York state - recently named the friendliest in the state by WorldAtlas. And they are not only the friendliest, but among the most beautiful as well!

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff

5 New York Cities Ranked Dirtiest in America

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

See The 10 Trashiest Cities In New York State [RANKED]

Here we go again...it's another list picking on some great New York cities and towns. Let's face it, if you approach something looking for trash - you will find what you are looking for in any city or town in any state. And while the municipalities on this list have their scars like any other city or town, those who live in and around them know there is plenty to love about all ten. While we in no way endorse this list, we still need to see which 10 New York Cities Roadsnacks says arethe state'sTrashiest based on crime data, drug use, the prevalence of dollar stores, welfare rates, and more.

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff


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