1. The comforting peace of social and personal stagnation
  2. The grit that terrible weather allows
  3. So many friends!
  4. Near enough to my parents to turn them against my brothers should it ever come to that
  5. Good enough public transportation!
  6. Things you can walk to!
  7. Even more things you can walk to during the 5 months the temperature exceeds 40 degrees!
  8. Access to The Sawx
    Suggested by @gabe