I live in central NC and IMHO it's about ideal. Weather is great (a little humid in summer) we might see enough snow to accumulate 1-2 x a year (some years not at all) if grass starts to show white everything closes and everyone goes home to wait until it melts. Sometimes schools close day before on prediction of snow. Winter is ~ 6-8 weeks long mostly above freezing. Summer is 24 weeks long, Blue skies most of the time; 2 hrs to the ocean with the best wide white sand beaches in US, 3 hrs to the great Smokey Mts; Lots of pro and semi-pro (aka college) sports: Basketball, football, hockey, baseball; world class auto racing in a straight line, around and around, turn left right up and down; Culture and history; Top flight medical care; Moderate living and housing costs; High tech central; Friendly people. What's not to like???
Passionate about autocross racing!
1956 F100 Panel "GRACIE"
2007 Solstice GXP racer, the "KRAZED KANARY"
Third place finish 2009 SCCA National Championships