My location is in a suburb southwest of Philadelphia. I really like living here because we are close to everything. We are just a few miles to the center of the city, about 45 minutes to the beach, and driving distance to tons of awesome places like state parks, wildlife refuges, hiking and walking trails, and lots of historical places like Philadelphia itself or Valley Forge. It is a very diverse and wonderful area that I love to explore. One thing that I didn’t realize about the east coast is how tight and close together everything is. From where we are, it’s common to drive across state lines into New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland and still be home for dinner. Considering how spread out the west coast is, you certainly cover some ground when you travel but you don’t see much. Here, it is much more interesting. I much prefer this area to any other place I’ve lived.