I'm from Maryland, born in N. Virginia and I often have to go to that city known as D.C. I don't have too many pet peeves but I hate when people call it Washington. It's usually people who aren't from the area that call it that but when people say Washington I think of the state.
I don't know if I'd move anywhere else just because I'm close to my large family. I might move to VA or southern PA or New Orleans for a little while since I have more family there but MD is okay. Lots of crabs and nature, weather isn't too bad, close to the beach and cities, lots of horses... it's not too exciting though.