I'm a transplant from the Boston area, as well. About the only fond memories I have are of the countryside in good weather, the smell of a summer night, Sunday drives picking blueberries, things like that. The people, the politics, etc. I don't miss. I'm aiming to get some land on the N Gulf coast of Florida. I prefer the old, rural, Florida, what's left of it (it's disappearing fast). The only thing that would drive me from this state is the politics, and it's threatening to do that.