Live in southern California, where this time of year temperatures are generally mildly cold (45-75F), but real estate prices are brutally high...why that is you may ask.
In any given weekend, if I want the beach I only have to drive for 30 minutes. If I want the mountains and snow, I only have to drive for 50 minutes. If I want the desert, I just walk to it. If I want the forest, I just drive for 60 minutes. If I want to see Mickey Mouse, just drive for an hour.
It all sounds good... doesn't it?... until you have to go to work 20 miles away and takes you 90 minutes to get there, and ninety minutes to come back... five days a week.