The closer you are to the central dark line (path of totality), the more impressive the eclipse.
Me? I live in the Midwest U.S., so no eclipse for me this time. I'm waiting for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse with a path of totality that cuts across the Midwest U.S. fairly close to where I live. I'll have to drive a bit to end up in the path of totality, but it will be worth it as long as it's not cloudy. This will be the first opportunity for my daughters (and my wife and I) to personally witness a total solar eclipse in our lifetimes!!! Can't wait!