Having moved here from the Northeast, I was unsure what to expect, but I now can say that any worries were unfounded. The people are great, and there is much do do in many directions just within 20 +/- miles. I think what this area has hidden so well from the rest of the country is its outdoor areas. One could explore every weekend for years and never see all the beauty there is to see. The cost of living is much lower than what I have experienced in other parts of the country, and I see positive growth continuing.