Proposing the following hypothetical situation: 1. You are single, non-attached, no pets, and have self sufficient family. Therefore you have no significant "tie downs." 2. You make something in the range of 150-200K a year and you have the option of flying/traveling to your work site or working from home. Your location is therefore largely irrelevant for work purposes as you won't be trying to find a job in local industry and you make enough $ to live at least comfortably in most locales though probably not extravagantly. 3. You are 25-30 and would ideally like to move to a place where building a new social life of your peers would be more naturally occurring than a stretch (e.g. major metropolitan area). 4. You would like to avoid Washington DC and the surrounding areas. Given the chance to pack up and move, where would you relocate to in the United States, and why?