Well, I'm in the northern 'burbs - maybe 25 minutes from the big city. But yeah I moved about 2500 miles to buy a house here - super-cheap compared to where I was on the west coast, utilities way less, property taxes low, food / gas / etc cheap as well [again, compared to where I was - I'm sure some locals are grumbling about prices going up]. Not my first choice, but it'll do. Keeping an eye out for a nice 1920's-ish craftsman bungalow here but they are scarce outside of the city. First world problems - I gots them.