My last active duty station was in San Diego, would have liked to stay but the school I wanted to attend was in Nashville so we picked up and moved. Wife is much happier now that we're back in SoCal, hah! The only problem is that housing has skyrocketed, we're currently paying $2.1 for 1300 sqft and if we want a house we're looking to drop around $500k for anything around 1500 to 1800 sqft. That's the only part I don't like about living here.
Did a short internship at Echo Mountain and stayed with my dad at my family home near Asheville. Would like to eventually end up back that way....but there's no ocean near that area for my job, haha!!!