I am very grateful to be living where I am right now. I live in Sydney, Australia, probably one of the best cities anywhere. The weather is a little on the hot and humid side in summer, but the rest of the time it's generally very clement weather and you can get out all year long. It's a moderately big city: around four million, but not a mega city where there is little space.
There is access to a couple of dozen of the best surfing beaches in the world - not that I'm a surfer. The mountains can be reached by within a couple of hours drive of the CDB. There are tremendous facilities and all manner of entertainment and sports. And, of course, Sydney Harbour is world famous.
But probably most of all, Sydney people - in fact Aussies in general - are a gregarious, friendly lot who don't put on any 'airs and graces,' but will come to you aid in time of need.