Meanwhile, I'll reproduce here a response left by commenter LC Scotty to my post the other day about why I love Buffalo:
Poisonous creepy-crawly critter types-we don't have any.
Strangers will look you in the eye and say something pleasant for the low low price of a smile. Cheap at twice the price, if you ask me.
The fairs, in addition to Erie, Niagara has a nice one too.
Weather-no need to replace yyour roof every year because it landed inland about 30 miles.
The coffee shops on Elmowood, and elsewhere.
Speaking of the galaxy, a short drive away is some fairly dark skies for amateur astronomy, if that's your thing.
Also under food-fresh produce grown locally, particulary ear after ear of yummy roasted corn.
The universities and colleges-lots of fairly bright folks come here from elsewhere, particularly Europe and Asia.
Yup. Greatest place on Earth. Suck it, Tucson!
(NOTE: I picked a city at random from my head in that last sentence. I've never been to Tucson. So if I have any readers from Tucson, this is not meant to offend; Tucson readers should read that sentence as "Suck it, Billings!" Unless I have readers in Billings, who should read it as....)