I've always lived in California. In the Northern part. The ocean is 90 minutes away and the mountains are 60 minutes away. Been to a lot of other states, but I like it here! I was born here and I will die here. So many things to do !
Well, I've only been to Vermont, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, and I live in New York, and so far, I like New York the best. You can choose to live in the suburbs, city, or country. I live in the suburbs (hate it...) but the country and mountains in New York is amazing. :o
I think the best state to live in would be Texas. I love the heat, the kind country folk and the great schools there. I am a country gal so I love anything that is hot, has cows horses and pigs, and that is country as well. I personally think that any state that is hot, has a lot of farm land, with a lot of farmers and farms, and has great schools is a great state to live in. But avoid Ohio. Not all to friendly people there and the schools aren't all that good either.