Dirty. Dangerous. Dingy. Those were some of the insults leveled at L.A., Oakland, Sacramento and Anaheim in Condé Nast's least friendly cities list.
Southern charm, it appears, beat out California cool in that Readers' Choice Survey, which also includes a listing of the nation's friendliest cities.
Of Los Angeles, which ranked sixth in the travel magazine's list, readers said: "Too busy and too many cars. Don't like it."
Anaheim, at No. 9, is described as "dirty," "rough" and "a dangerous place for Mickey Mouse to hang out."
Oakland (also described as "dirty") comes in second in the unfriendly category, and Sacramento (called "disappointing") comes in 10th.
Newark, N.J., takes the top spot for unfriendly. "A lot of rude people there," one respondent said.
On the friendly scale, Charleston, S.C., a most "gracious and beautiful" city, ranks No. 1, followed by Gallena, Ill. (one-time home of Ulysses S. Grant) and Savannah, Ga.