My wife and I are talking about other places we'd consider living. My house needs massive amounts of work and has been depressing the poop out of me, and we're not sure we love NY enough to keep paying so much to live here. Plus, I'm getting tired of my username. Big points for me are getting a lot of land with whatever house we buy, and CCW laws (although not a deciding factor). Schools, crime, and stuff are probably big factors, too. Also, of course work is a big factor. I don't mind an hour commute (shorter would be better), but I'd like to make what all my trade magazine salary surveys say, which is usually in a metropolis.