These two twin cities are right across the river from each other, and even people who live in Minnesota usually just refer to them as “The Twin Cities.” Minnesota Nice only goes so far, and it wears out its welcome once you get into the city limits of either of these metropolises.
The rudeness probably comes from the fact that they were laid out by a blind monkey. One-way streets going all over the place, parking in weird spots, and a rat’s nest of highways and interstates that would take a genius to untangle, which means the Minnesota Department of Transportation is one hundred percent out of luck.
While it might not be able to go up against titans of rudeness like Los Angeles or New York, Indianapolis still has a problem with a very rude thing: litter. It got so bad, that back in 2019 a sign was erected that attracted plenty of attention. The sign said “We love litter,” a lot of people called to have it taken down.
Just to be clear, it wasn’t the litter that got people mad, it was the sign trying to get people to realize how much they are littering. Some of the locals figured that people would care more about WHY the sign was put up than the sign itself, but that was their mistake.
Martinsburg, West Virginia
If you’re driving through West Virginia and come across Martinsburg, you might think that you've found the perfect place. The scenery around the town is amazing, the architecture is a delightful splash of color, and there are plenty of classic buildings from around the time of the country’s founding to explore. Of course, then you’ll meet the people.
There are a whole lot of unfriendly – some even say downright hostile – people living in Martinsburg. It’s the eighth-biggest city in West Virginia, which doesn’t exactly boast big cities from the get-go, so how could this little burg, with not even twenty thousand people, become a place that is known for its rudeness?
Newport, Rhode Island
Despite being the smallest state in the nation, Rhode Island manages to have more than one city land on this list. This coastal town has plenty of wonderful bed-and-breakfasts as well as some amazing mansions to view, but people live in those mansions. A lot of the time, they don’t want people staring at their houses.
Even if you’re visiting from another rich city, it can be pretty crowded, and the locals don’t like people coming in from out of town to dirty the place. It’s a really nice place to visit as long as you aren’t near other people, is what we’ve discovered, but the people are one of the big parts of any place.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
While a lot of the people who live in Colorado Springs might take umbrage, this city took ninth in a list of the top ten rudest cities from 2016. But...why? As with so many things that have to do with manners and rudeness, it’s pretty hard to figure out why this one got ranked so high.
There are apparently a group of people that are sick of all the people relocating to Colorado, and Colorado Springs in particular, saying things like “Colorado is full” or other charming phrases. Of course, for many, the rude people aren’t bad enough to make the wonderful sights of the area anything less than totally worth it.