I was born here and have traveled quite a bit. I have friends and family all over the world. All things considered, I don't think you'll find a better overall place to raise family. We have all kinds of areas, from city to rural, beach to woods. A lot depends on what you and your family like to do and the environment you'd like to live in. Send me some of your "likes" and what you would like in a home. I'll see if I can find something you might like.