New York no longer rudest city, Miami is No. 1

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NEW YORK — After years of being stereotyped and named the rudest city in America, New York City is now number three.

This year, Miami has been crowned the rudest city by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Based on a survey of readers, the magazine said Miami comes in first place this year due to a mix of flashy luxury, including gleaming new condominiums and couture boutiques, and a “pretty high snob score” that turns travelers off.

Cities were ranked based on their cultural offerings such as museums and restaurants, but quality-of-life features were also scored, including how safe a city feels, how walkable it is and of course, how cordial the locals are.

The 15 city list includes three Northeastern cities, known for being “stereotypically gruff,” according to Travel + Leisure. Nine of the cities are known for their passionate sports fans, which may turn visitors away.

The full list includes some returning contenders as well as a few cities making their debut for the first time:

  1. Miami, Florida
  2. Phoenix, Arizona
  3. New York City, New York
  4. Los Angeles, California
  5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Boston, Massachusetts
  8. Dallas, Texas
  9. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  10. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  11. Detroit, Michigan
  12. Las Vegas, Nevada
  13. Providence, Rhode Island
  14. Charlotte, North Carolina
  15. Scottsdale, Arizona