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Old 08-23-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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North Carolina. It's around the mid-point of the eastern seaboard, within a day's drive of 2/3 of the US population and geographically varied in terms of coastal areas/beaches, lakes/rivers, piedmont and mountains.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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North Carolina with the climate and law coming from California.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:30 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I would actually say New York State, Pennsylvania or Ohio. Canada is just a few hours away, as are the northeastern cities, and much of the Midwest and South is within a day's drive or a short 1-2 hour flight. Europe is relatively close. And if you have a desire to go West you can always take a 5 or 6 hour flight from one of the major airports.

Upstate New York would be a cool place to live since Montreal, Toronto, Boston and New York City are all just a few hours away.
Historically I would say states like New York and Louisiana, because of their port cities like NYC and New Orleans as well as connecting water routes like the Hudson River/Erie Canal and the Mississippi River. Ohio and Pennsylvania were also centrally located with plentiful raw materials and lots of jobs.

However, these days people are increasingly interested in living in places where they want to live so states like:
Florida
California
North Carolina
Georgia
Virginia (warm climate plus DC)
Maryland (also near DC)
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It all depends on what you want to be close to and how you plan to get there.

I second the vote for Texas (the Triangle to be exact). By plane you are roughly 4 hours or less to ALL of North America's major cities as well as the Caribbean. A short road trip to the Gulf and New Orleans, and a day's drive to Mexico and the Rockies. Sounds good to me.

But if one needs to be within driving distance to many different places then New York is the obvious answer.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I would actually say New York State, Pennsylvania or Ohio. Canada is just a few hours away, as are the northeastern cities, and much of the Midwest and South is within a day's drive or a short 1-2 hour flight. Europe is relatively close. And if you have a desire to go West you can always take a 5 or 6 hour flight from one of the major airports.

Upstate New York would be a cool place to live since Montreal, Toronto, Boston and New York City are all just a few hours away.
I would say:Nashville is a days drive away from 60 percent of the US population and TN borders 8 states.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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North Carolina. It's around the mid-point of the eastern seaboard, within a day's drive of 2/3 of the US population and geographically varied in terms of coastal areas/beaches, lakes/rivers, piedmont and mountains.
Same with Nashville and TN.. TN borders 8 states and KY and MO border 7. I live in Kentucky i can get to most Midwestern and Southern cities in an easy days drive. KY has a great central location between the midwest and south but NC is not bad as well.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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When I lived in Florida I hated it's location it was near no other state. South Florida was my least fav place I ever lived plus i hate humidity. I love West coast weather dry and warm. I live in Kentucky now.. its hot and humid but at least we have 4 equal seasons and the weather cools off by late Sept.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Are you saying NCs climate and law/rules are coming from California? I don't get that, explain please.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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NC. Close to the rest of the south, is far enough north that its not crazy hot, close to FL beaches, not far from Atlanta for BIG city life, not too far from DC for that type of trip. Mountains and beaches.
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