I am new to the RPG world. How does one finds a group that is willing to work with new players? What's the best area to start in? Any advice would be great.
Honestly, purchasing an intro box is a great way to get started. You'll get a good sense of general rules.
If you're outgoing, check your local area for a game shop. You may be able to find groups willing to play with beginners.
You can also use something like L4G on reddit to find groups.