Re: If you could live anywhere in the continental US, where would you live?
Frequent snow, frequent earthquakes, and/or frequent torandos rule out any place for me.
Drop the "continental" from the question, and the answer is incredibly easy: Hawaii.
NC is nice in that it has mountains, beaches, and a couple of different metropolitan areas (Charlotte & Raleigh-Durham). Tobacco Road during basketball season is a ton of fun, too.