What criteria did you use to choose the place where you currently live? Be it your state, your city, or your specific domicile - what was of interest to you when you took up residence? Was weather a factor? Economic and political stability? Proximity to family? Proximity to work? Something unique about the property? This is a question I'm sure I've asked here in the past, but it was not recently and certainly not part of my QOTD series. Our present home was our first purchase, and so we put a lot of thought into that decision - moreso than our former residences. We chose the city first, for weather and proximity to family. Then we found the job. And from there we narrowed down what we wanted in our home. We wanted a decent size backyard so I could have plenty of room for gardening. We wanted easy access to the highway. Hubby had his list, I had my list. We didn't think they would mesh, but it turns out that they did with this one home that we chose.