* Good schools
* Good price
* Ideal location
Fortunately there are plenty of jobs in my field that are not downtown. I still have another application in, in another place that's in a better location, but that one is taking forever to process.
I still find it bizarre, being from high desert, that the vast majority of places here don't have a/c (but they don't really need it much).
The apartment complex I'm at says if I do opt to get A/C, they'll be happy to install a window unit for me if I need help.
Also I'm meeting a couple friends of a close friend of mine from the city I moved from who live within like 3 or so miles from me tomorrow for lunch. They are married to each other and have two young kids.
Plus it seems that there's a couple people from SI who live in the area who I can meet, at least one of which has kids.
I purchased a ticket for my daughter to come here in about 3 and a half weeks, just now.