Inspired by a conversation at Roost's Facebook page , my answer to the question was: Schools Parks Internet Accessibility - the Charlottesville/Albemarle region does not have 100% coverage. ... Proximity to work Who the neighbors are - are they at similar "life-stages" to you? Churches if that matters Proximity to grocery stores & coffee shops Are there bike lanes? Property taxes School budgets, school test scores, percentage of kids on free/reduced lunches Walkability These are just some of the factors that my buyer clients have recently brought up.