Saturday, May 23, 2009

Where should we move?

In determining where we might potentially move to in the future, I decided to make a list of ‘requirements’ for what we want at the place that we move. (This is the distant future, so we are not exactly packing up yet.)

I want to move to Texas, while my DH wants to move to Maine. Instead of trying to figure out which direction to go, I thought it might make things easier to figure out what we like/dislike and make a list of what we each want, rating their importance.

Here is a list of question that I have come up with so far:

  • What weather/climate do you prefer?
  • How important is it to avoid areas of natural disasters? Are some more important than others?
  • How important is low crime rate?
  • What kind of landscapes should be within driving distance? (i.e.: beach, lake, mountain)
  • What kind of job opportunities should be available?
  • Is a conservative or liberal environment more important?
  • What should the religious environment be like? (morality?)
  • Would you rather live in a big city, small city/town, or country?
  • What size yard do you want?
  • What else is important to have nearby? (i.e.: schools, parks, entertainment)
Well, that is what I came up with so far. If you think of any other questions to add to this list, please leave me your thoughts and ideas.

We would each put our answers down and then rate each question according to how important that aspect is to us. Then we would use the results to find a place, anywhere in this country, that meets our requirements (with the lowest cost of living, rent/mortgages, and utilities; and with the highest paying wages/salaries for the jobs we specified) whether or not it’s where we originally wanted.


  1. Proximity to family.

  2. That is a very good thought. I will add it to the list.
    I have family in both Maine and Texas. I don't know yet where my parents are going to settle down.
    DH's family all lives locally (where we are currently). But we are both sick of this town.. lol.


Thanks for your thoughts!