How did you decide to live where you do now if you feel settled, etc. in your community? Was it mainly the house that attracted you to where you live or figuring out how far you had to drive to see friends and family? I'm curious what factors people considered besides liking a house, a reasonable commute to work, etc. My brother and his wife just bought a house in the city (they have 30 days to change their mind if they need to) and I had no idea they were even househunting til this past week when they said they were and that they found a house. I'm happy for them but it makes me wonder still where my husband and I will will move when we sell our condo. I know that once we move we would be that much more ready to welcome children into our lives beacuse we will have more space. I'm just still not sure where *we* want to move. We know we can find a house we both like once we figure out where we want to live but it seems challenging to pick a city/suburb. 1. We know we need to choose based on work commutes (mainly for my husband's job into the big city). He currently has about a 45 mins commute on the bus each way. 2. My family usually gets together mainly for holidays rather than on a random weekend. I'm just not that close to my parents since we have different personalities. I'm sure that will change once babies come along! 3. My husband's dad (who is getting remarried soon, his wife died last Oct from cancer) and sister/husb/child live in another state so we only see them once or maybe twice a year however they live in a very affordable state and we could have a bigger house there and yard for sure which our dog would love. The weather is either pretty hot or pretty cold there though (It's Kansas). So, thankfully we agree on the same features in a house but we just need some direction (well I would love some!) in figuring out where we want to live!! There are always going to be pros and cons it seems for anywhere (whether it's a longer commute or being away from people we "love" even if we don't see them often). Thanks for any advice from those of you who have been in our shoes!