According to a study done by BigSevenTravel, Virginia ranks 35th among the friendliest states in America.
According to the study and survey from readers, the growing diversity in Virginia adds a welcoming and friendly atmosphere to the state.
They also said, while some people might see Virginia as quite traditional and wary of strangers, the cultural haven of Washington D.C . and other metro areas make it a positive place to be.
Topping the list was Minnesota, making its slogan "Minnesota Nice" look truer than ever. New York ranked 50th.