It's a bit hard for me to imagine living anywhere but the Bay Area. It's the ideal place for me because I love the energy and excitement of SF, but also love the serenity and natural beauty of the outdoors. I have lived elsewhere (in the West Coast, East Coast, & Europe), but no other place seems to offer this same perfect combination of city-life and nature.
And on evenings & weekends, I'm always out enjoying one or the other. For example, I like to take my dog out for runs along the beach, I'm obsessed with rock climbing, and I also really enjoy skiing/snowboarding, biking, hiking, and camping. I also head up to the North Bay, Napa/Sonoma, Sierras, and Santa Cruz mountains as often as I can. Within the city, I love to frequent the great many restaurants, bars, concerts, and shows that the city has to offer. I'm a music lover and head out to live shows at least once a month. I'm also passionate about great food, bourbon-based cocktails, and wine. I pride myself on knowing all the best places to eat and drink in each neighborhood. And, yes, I've tried just about all of them!
I realize just how lucky I am to live in this amazing place -- so I really try to enjoy it.