Answer: BOSTON, MA!!!
That's right folks, we have arrived in Boston. Ok, technically, we got here Tuesday, but I refused to post until I had put two wheels on the ground and butt on seat, and hit the road!!
We've been packing, driving, unloading and unpacking across the past 6 days, leaving Columbus, OH on Sunday night. A night in Northeast Ohio, a night in Eastern PA, and we arrived on Wednesday. We live on the campus of Boston University in a decent sized 1 bedroom apartment. We're only half a block from the river, and a 30 minute ride from the Harbor. The area is alive with people (especially before and after Sox games), and lots of cars. But this is easily the most bike friendly place I've ever lived. The bike lanes are all over the place, drivers are generally understanding about the starting and stopping in traffic and other than worrying about being "doored" while in the bike lane, I have very little fear of riding on the roads.
I can't commute to work, because this place has a very strong version of business casual and no showers, so I'm stuck driving for now. But back to that river I mentioned.... There's a very nice bike path on the river that does a loop around the central part of the river. The fiancee and I did part of that ride today, getting most of the way down towards the harbor and going part way around the bend before coming back. 7 miles on the first ride, and we only stopped because my fiancee couldn't hang. I'll do more tomorrow for sure.
Oh, there's an REI within a VERY short distance, and we joined today. Guessing that's a place I'll be picking up a few things, although I'm going to find a bike shop to call home too. The one really nice thing about REI was their discount rack. We found a men's small Pearl Izumi sleeveless bike jersey for $5.81. That's about 90% off, and it fit Rach perfectly. Now we just need to get one for me.