I live in Boca Raton, FL (something's are good, and something's are bad, just like everywhere else in the world) but, the weather can't be beat (except for those pesky hurricanes). "Nothing beats living in NYC. You can do whatever you want, get whatever you want, at any time of the day." Um, what are you buying at 3 in the morning? Seriously, if you are out at 3 in the morning with a mission to purchase something, the probability of it being a legal substance is slim to none. Seriously, my local supermarket is opened until' 12 at night, and I think that's late enough. "Plus the food is awesome, though not much of a local cuisine unless you count bagles, hotdogs, and a knish." Yeah, that's basically the standard breakfast where Jews settle, thus South Florida delis (Rascal House anybody?). Of course, that's not to take away the fame (deservedly) or the yummy goodness from either Katz or Carnegie deli in NYC. " The most interesting aspect I've found living here after traveling extensively throughout N. America, and Europe (India as well), is that the people in New York seem to be the most cultured people anywhere. Most people are well educated, appreciate the arts, well traveled, and are open to new culture. You'll find more of this in larger cities." Ok, so South Florida is horrible when it comes to manners, but so is NYC. There is a difference between money and culture (just look at the arts funding in Florida, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is starving for acts to come and play, whilst Palm Beach island is 1 Â½ miles away). There is a reason why New Yorkers have a "hard, nasty attitude" reputation. You want cultured, polite people? Toronto, Ontario, Canada. "Oh yea, and hotter women tend to congregate in larger cities as well..." Well, in Florida and California, with the "driving everywhere" mentality, the typical "large city" (i.e. Miami, L.A.) is not the same as it is in the northeast, there are things in the suburbs, and there are many medium sized cities that have many delightful sights (seriously, go to Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, or Bal Harbour Mall, just south of Aventura, FL to see drop-dead gorgeous women). Jon.