The mid-atlantic area seems to have everything. MD, WV, PA, VA. Rural areas are great for raising your kids. I moved here when mine was 9. I used to work in the city but found that they did not care that you need to stay home on a day or two cause your kid was sick. Since I moved to the rural part of the mountains there seems to be a different mentality here. We are in the mountains, not far from the beach, and close enough to major cities for day trips. I really like the smaller hospitals where you are more than a "always replacable employee". A sense of family is felt here.