I absolutely love living on the West Coast, not only because of the great weather and wonderful people, but because all of my family and childhood friends live here, too. I've definitely toyed with the idea of moving to New York City or Los Angeles, just to try it out and experience a new place, but I could never replant my roots. I'd miss having my family close by and when I eventually get married and have kids, I want my parents to be able to see their grandchildren as often as possible (and help out with babysitting, of course).
So what about you? Do you think it's important to live close to your family, or do you need a little distance to make the heart grow fonder?