We would all like to think that once we stumble across that great Florida neighborhood or home that "we will just know." But this does not always happen. So how do we know when a move is going to be the right one? Director of a cultural think-tank, Margaret King has been analyzing how the way we live our lives is affected by where we live. And in a recent article, she told a Sun Sentinel columnist that "Place is the most important variable in determining lifestyle, social relations, cost of living, life satisfaction, weather and, well, everything we live with." So columnist Marni Jameson polled a number of homeowners to find out what mattered to them when it came to choosing a place to live. Here are a few of the results.
- Work: Look for job security in a field that you enjoy.
- Lifestyle: Find a place where you can surround yourself with what you love, whether it's outdoor recreation or a vibrant city night life
- Scenery: Go where you will most appreciate your environment, as it can have an incredibly positive effect on your every day happiness.