Earlier in my career, I may have considered it; but I wouldn't won't to work where most of one's life is spent commuting. In 1994, I took a temporary contract in Cedar Rapids, IA from mid-April to the first week of November, while my wife and dogs stayed home in South Carolina. I missed a personal deadline when I said that I would be home before it snowed; it snowed the last day of April.
I would fly home during the holiday weekends. I brought my water-skis with me and got the opportunity to ski the Mississippi River up by the Quad Cities and ski the Cedar River. I also got to see Fourth of July fireworks from a boat on Lake Murray, SC and in Cedar Rapids.