The economy in Boston is booming compared to Florida or Michigan. Its nice in the summer for about 3 months. The rest of the year isn't bad if you like seasons. The people are rude and the roads suck. But, there are no floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires etc. Not the worst place to live. Boating in Boston can be cool. Or you could keep your boat in NH at the lake and live on it during the weekends. Gorgeous scenery with mountains, freshwater and nicer people.