think it could be any worse the Commiefornia??NY sucks, try Michigan.
If you must be in NY, I'm near Canandaigua. The taxes, weather, roads, jobs, gun laws and government suck, but the bugs are a manageable size. You don't run into too many poisonous critters or large carnivores that want to eat you. Deer are good sized and the fishing is good if you like trout, bass or walleye.
Got any specific questions?
State doesn't matter - ok to pm you questions?