The hubs and I spent a lovely evening over in Cloverdale, a quaint little town that has regular community get-togethers. We went to their FNL, which featured some fun music, good food, & a mini farmer's market.
Everything was cute and simple, leaving time for Ryan and I to roam the nearby streets, analyzing nearby homes and what our future home would have and not have. So far here is a list we've come up with:
1. Small town
2. Dark streets so we can stargaze on the roof and play around with a telescope
3. Near things to do and places to visit (aka: not in the middle of nowhere)
1. Has a porch
2. Friendly neighborhood
3. Not plain looking... Has character
(yess I know this is not very specific but I can't stand plain houses on plain streets. It's not inspiring.)
Mind you, this list is small, but we have just begun to even consider serious house-hunting.
I just can't stand the thought of paying rent for much longer on an apartment that we'll never truly be able to call our own.