Don't think about the cost of living or anything else. Where would you live & why? I wouldn't mind living right where I am now & have been for the last 22 yrs. I'm in a certain city in southern CA about an hr from the beach (& L.A.) & 30 min from the mtns. The weather's great yr-round, although the summers can be sweltering. No hurricanes or tornados to worry about. It's safe w/ pretty surroundings. Anywhere else I want to go, I can just visit.