Jackson ranked No. 7 friendliest city
While many may argue about Jackson’s designation as a city with its population of under 10,000 and self-designation as a town, readers of the travel magazine doted on the town’s extroversion.
“For the second year running, we've asked you to rate a city's ‘friendliness,’ especially with respect to where you felt welcome,” the magazine wrote in its introduction to the chummy cities. “Not surprisingly, Southern hospitality dominates again.”
Jackson was only one of two non-Southern cities on the list, the other being No. 4 ranked Telluride, Colo. With intense summer visitation due in part to neighboring national parks like Grand Teton and Yellowstone, Jackson is the perfect proving ground for friendliness toward visitors. About 2.5 million visitors pass through Jackson every year, meaning that for every local that hits the town, there are more than 2,500 visitors who do likewise.
The magazine referred to Jackson’s “eclectic” vibe and majestic mountains in a town where “jeans work anywhere.”
The rest of the West was given the cold shoulder for the list of friendly cities. On the other end of the spectrum, no Wyoming cities were designated as least friendly, and only Los Angeles and Oakland, California made that less-coveted top 10 designation.
Below is a complete list of friendly cities according to Condé Nast readers.
1. Charleston, South Carolina
2. Savannah, Georgia
3. San Antonio, Texas
4. Telluride, Colorado
5. New Orleans, Louisiana
6. Fort Worth, Texas
7. Jackson, Wyoming
8. Key West, Florida
9. Nashville, Tennessee
10. Asheville, North Carolina
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