I have been in PA, USA for 7 years now and would like to move.
US or any other developed country. Decent livelihood for an average java programmer Democracy and freedom of expression You should not be considered mad if you want to bicycle / walk to work. More country than city. Your neighbor knows that you are his neighbor.
To Work You have got access to New York City, best f*ing city in the world, ethnically diverse[that means you wont get one of those looks which you usually get in those central states], plenty of job opportunities.