Most important factors in deciding where to live?
An opportunity came up for us to move back to my home state (Maine). We have lived in Houston, Texas for almost two years. It is where my son was born, where my husbands family lives, but we have seen no progress in setting roots through getting a permanent home or anything, so it wouldn’t be a difficult transition back. We are feeling conflicted because where one place is bad, the other is good and opposite. Maine is clean, outdoor-oriented, has good education, etc. Texas is diverse, provides a place to try a lot of new things, new foods, meet many people, could provide more opportunity in that aspect. My question is... what are the most important aspects of somewhere in deciding if it’s the right place for your family? Health-factors (Houston has extremely poor air quality)? Opportunity? Climate (Maine winter is long and cold)? We feel so stuck.