My early years were in western Pennsylvania, where it is grey all winter and hay fever runs from April until frost. It's a place to be FROM (at least for me). Never been back to stay for more than a few days since college.
I've lived more years in Alaska than any place else. Wonderful scenery. Wide open spaces, but not all flat. Hot water freezes before it hits the ground in the winter. Free flights in the summer due to mosquitoes. Fantastic sunsets which last for hours. Incredible northern lights. Wow. What a place.
And most recently in North Carolina for 15 years. Yep, I like it here, too. Blue Skies. You can garden all year round!
Looking to retire in Florida in a few years. (rural area).