I can live around a volcanic area depending on the level of activity going on in the volcanoe. If it's at minimal or zero activity level, then it's safe for and anyone around.
As popular as volcanoes are, most of them are fortunately situated in a densely rocky areas far away from human population. They are mostly found in forest areas. And very few volcanoes are active today. The odds of experiencing or witnessing a volcanic eruption is 1 to 100 in a life time. This means that even those who live around active volcanoes today might never witness one erupting anytime soon. Eruption is a very slow process which takes hundreds or even thousands of years before happening. But when they do, they are very destructive and can very well lead to other natural disasters like earthquakes, depending on the region.
Am aware of what they call super volcanoes. These type of volcano is the mother of all volcanoes. And when they erupt, they have the capacity to destroy an entire city, If not an entire state, as well as stretching to other states. There are four super volcanoes which are active around the world. One is in the human populated state of Los Angeles, USA. This particular volcanoe is at the highest level of activity with fumes and boiling liquid visible from the surface of the ground. This level of activity has been going on for years now and it is believed that the volcano can erupt at any moment. But then, no one knows for sure when it will happen as volcanic eruption process is very slow.
Drawing from the above, i don't think i'll be able or willing to live around or even close to the volcanic area of Los Angeles. I mean, since the activity is rated at highest level and is very much visible on the ground to the point that there's a barricade fencing people from passing over the visible area, it's really dangerous to be around that area. But for other volcanic areas where there's zero activity, i won't mind living around such area.