|Typical view/weather from about November until May at the current house|
(except that the mountains aren't pictured here)
1) Ease of walk-ability/bike-ability
2) Proximity to an art scene, whether small or larger
3) Comfort/ease within the community
4) A house that feels like home, and that functionally serves our purposes
The extra "bonus" item would be to try to find a turn of the century house to live in. So, after some debate and a reality check in regard to our budgetary concerns with potentially owning two houses (and renting out the current one), we considered the idea of staying in Longmont, but actually living in the city instead of the fringe area we currently inhabit.
|While in need of work, this house was not completely horrible from the outside;|
however, it was completely destroyed inside
the walk score. Our current home is a 12 out of 100, while this one we found is a 68 out of 100 (in the beta version of Walk Score, it's actually a 70 out of 100, and the current home is a 10 out of 100). Quite a difference going from "car-dependent" to "very walkable."
So, we start again and hope for the best with our home hunt.