I live in NY metro (right across the Hudson river) areas and I am hoping I can move out in the future (of course, job situations are permitting). Too much traffic (I only drive as I don't ride buses nor trains). Too many people (wrong kinds of people?). Just plain hassel to live in the areas. I prefer some less populated areas with not much snow during winter (cars get dirty with salt and dirty snow). Do you live in your current areas simply because of your jobs (or other commitments) even though you prefer moving to a different city, state, or country?