I often tell people that I do not easily relocate. Immediately after finishing my degree I moved an exiguous four hours away from here and only lasted fifteen months. There were several details that influenced the decision (Cindy and I made this joint decision) but the overpowering one was “we aren’t happy here, and we were much happier back home.” That was probably a compelling enough reason to return on its own.

So what does make it so great here? I’m still not even sure – but I know there are a few things that I’m a fan of:

  • Cost of Living. Our quality-of-life to cost-of-living ratio is relatively high here. Nice property can be had for seventy-five to one-hundred dollars per square foot.
  • Weather. Our summers can be intensely warm and humid, but our winters are generally mild; autumn and spring are beautiful.
  • Friendly People. People talk to you on the street, we wave at neighbors we don’t even know and if you’re a good conversationalist you can strike up a witty dialogue with someone in the grocery line without getting odd stares.

There are more, but I’m pressed for time today. What do you like about where you live? Why do you live there?

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