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10 States That Get Hate From Other Areas Of The U.S.

Whether you live on the West Coast or deep in the South, you’ve likely heard or participated in talks about irritations you face from residents of other states who visit your area. A recent discussion in an online forum revealed that there are a number of states that many agree are the most hated in America.


View on Santa Barbara from the pier
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Coming in at number one for the state that gets the most guff from other states is California. One commenter said, “Americans treat California like the rest of the world treats America.” California is one of the most expensive states to live in, so many residents move to more affordable states, and many locals are not happy about it.

New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey, USA skyline on the Passaic River.
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New Jersey is the butt of many jokes for New Yorkers, who often refer to them pejoratively as “bridge and tunnel” since they have to take a bridge or tunnel to come into Manhattan. But other states look down on New Jersey residents as well. One user said, “My first day in Texas I had a flat tire. New Jersey plates. I’m on the side of the road changing the tire, and two separate pickup trucks passed by with someone throwing garbage at me.”


Cincinnati, Ohio, USA skyline at dusk.
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“Nobody hates another state like Michigan hates Ohio,” said one commenter. The animosity between these two states is said to stem from a college football rivalry, yet some think it actually has to do with an 1800s land dispute.


Chicago, Illinois, USA downtown skyline from Lincoln Park at twilight.
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Some Michigan residents (and Wisconsin residents) dislike Illinois tourists for crowding their beaches and vacation spots in the summer, while Indiana locals have a different reason. According to one user, “Everyone in northwest Indiana is mad at Illinois Democrats moving here to flee property taxes, turning farm country into a subdivision wasteland.”


Birds eye view to the city of Sedona, Arizona and the Red Rocks at sunset
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In Southern California, Arizona residents are not-so-lovingly referred to as “zonies.” During the summer, when it’s unbearably hot and dry in Arizona, many drive over to the California beaches for vacation. Californians complain that Arizonans crowd the beaches and drive too slowly for the fast-paced roads.


Boston, Massachusetts, USA skyline with Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market at dusk.
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Another state that has an insulting nickname for locals is Massachusetts, which outsiders refer to as “mass-holes.” Some cities in Massachusetts, like Boston, can be intense with heavy traffic and lots of crowds. So when people from this New England state bring their unique brand of brusque, no-nonsense attitude, it can rub people the wrong way.


Miami, Florida, USA tropical downtown skyline.
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“Really doesn’t matter what state you’re in, if you see a Florida plate you hate them. Including Florida,” according to one user. It’s true that Florida is known for some of the stranger news and crime stories you’ve heard across the entire U.S., so many people associate Florida with these weird happenings.


ATX City Skyline Texas Flag patriotic National Pride Displays the Lone Star State with a Colorful Austin Texas Skyline Cityscape Capital Cities Background on a Nice Sunny Summer Blue Sky Day
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We’ve all heard the remark “you don’t mess with Texas,” but this attitude of grandiosity may bother residents of other areas of the U.S. when it comes to the Lone Star State. However, some Colorado residents state that they dislike Texans moving to their state because they don’t know how to drive in the snow.


Rocky Mountain Colorado Autumn
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Although there are many transplants moving into Colorado, many native Colorado residents moving to other states may not be very welcomed either. One user stated, “Wyoming we really really dislike people from Colorado. They come up here and take over our parks, because there are too many rules to follow.”

New York

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It’s no secret that the culture of New York City is hectic, hustle-bustle, and harsh, so it’s quite a shock to outsiders when a New Yorker visits a slower-paced area, bringing their intense culture with them. One commenter said, “New Yorkers are resented for being inconsiderate, rude, and pushy.”

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