Conde Nast in the US has designated Melbourne as “the friendliest city in the world”. Tied with Auckland for first place, this is what they said:
Readers called Melbourne “one of the classiest cities in the world” with the locals “a friendly bunch” with a “wonderful sense of humour”.
Melbourne’s abundance of national parks and public art are given special mention by readers, and the magazine itself calls it the “capital of cool” for its cuisine, its happening night-life and its world-class arts scene.
I’m more of a world heritage type myself so it’s Paris and London that I head for. But for just cruising through life, who can argue with the results of a survey? The science is settled.