In picking a place to live, very few find the perfect dwelling unit (be it condo, single family detached, townhouse, duplex...) in the perfect neighborhood. So it comes down to listing your priorities.
When choosing a house, what are your priorities? Does it need to be within 1/2 mile of public transit? Does it need to be within a 1/2 hour of work? Do the quality of schools come into play? Do you need to be near the water, a set distance from a major downtown, a park, a trail system. What about crime rating, community pools, age of the house, political affiliation of that block group, age demographics? Does it need to be dog friendly, clusters of bars and restaurants within walking distance, or a sports arena nearby? Yard size, front yard depth, amount of onsite vegetation can also be factors too. Let's not forget condition of the home, possibility of future additions, and even future land use plans.
What is your priority list when you determine where in a given region you want to move?