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LA Ranked Among Least Friendly, Affordable US Cities

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — It used to be that no matter what kind of criticism we faced as a city —whether it be for hellish traffic or overpriced everything — Angelenos could always boast about the sunny weather.

Not anymore.

A new survey of "America's Favorite Cities" from the magazine Travel + Leisure shows that Los Angeles has dropped five places when it comes to the nation's best weather (Puerto Rico? really?), and ranks near the bottom of the barrel for intelligence, friendliness or affordability.

Executive Editor Rich Beattie of Travel + Leisure tells KNX 1070's Tom Haule the City of Angels did well in only a few areas.

In fact, even local residents ranked L.A. second-to-last for friendliness, which is either a reflection of our honesty as a city or perhaps suggests some questionable survey methods from those who aren't exactly our biggest fans.

So what locals think of the survey? KNX 1070's John Brooks finds out.


For complete results of the survey, click here.

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