Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
We have it all; cities, mountains, beaches, and some of the most beautiful rural areas on the east coast of the US. Climate tends to be temperate, with very few days above 95 in the summer and very few days below 30 in the winter. We're not prone to tornadoes or hurricanes, although the Eastern Shore can get walloped from time to time when a hurricane comes up the coast from the south.
I'm in a fairly rural area where the land/home prices are great and the property taxes are low. We tend to have plenty of water, so don't have to share wells or restrict water usage the majority of the time.
I'm not a fan of northern VA, but if you're a fast paced person who likes politics and opportunity, that area is wonderful for both.
If I couldn't live in VA, my next choices would be Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming around the Yellowstone area. I'm not a big fan of winter 8 months out of the year though, so that's not likely going to happen!