A community college within 15 miles
Has to be midwife friendly. I'll be finishing either my CNM or CPM and homebirth HAS to be legal and ok in the area.
Inexpensive COL- a 3+ bedroom house (older, if possible) with an acre or more under $150,000. This is fine if it's an hour outside of a bigger town. I prefer not to live in a big city.
Not the desert
Pacific NW, the Northeast, Atlantic States, KY, TN, or a decent midwestern state would be ok partly because...
A good kid friendly museum within an hour (preferably as close as possible)
Homeschool friendly state
With a local secular homeschool group
A good AP or crunchy population. Finding a community I fit in with is non-negotiable.
A UU church within driving distance
A good library system
Variety in food-grocery stores, farmers markets, etc.
A beach within a few hours (large nice lake or ocean)
Not on the verge of major natural disasters.
My dh hates cold weather, but the rest of us love it, so something in the middle.
NO fire ants or other creepy freaky bugs that will take over our lives
Good forests within driving distance
Dh wants a decent music scene