One of the great things about being self-employed and working from is that you can live wherever you want--within budget, of course. The queen isn't going to have me for a neighbor anytime soon. But the trouble with being able to live anywhere I want is...I want to live everywhere.
So I found a website to help me find a spot. It makes you think about what you dislike in a hometown vs. what you cannot live without. I cannot live without sunshine and places to walk. I could go the rest of my life without seeing snow.
After walking me thought my thoughts on crime, traffic, education, geography, religion, etc., the site did its magic and spit out the top places for me to live.