Okay, we had this thread going a while back, but I'm curious what everyone has to say now. I live in Springfield, Missouri, a nice sized city near lots of lakes, hiking/camping, shopping, etc. The cost of living is hard to beat. The climate isn't too bad - We have 4 seasons, sometimes Spring and Fall aren't as long as I'd like, but it doesn't snow too much in the winter. I wouldn't want to live any further north because the gloomy winter does get to me sometimes. It's a conservative area, not a bad place to raise kids, etc. A lot of people relocate here. I'm basically happy with all this. In fact, I would recommend this as a great place to relocate to. However, sometimes it's necessary to move away from people. I feel like we need to be physically somewhere else. So, please describe some other places to live - I'm tired of looking at things on the Internet and trying to imagine what it's really like. Also, if you've moved away, please share your thoughts on that, too.