This is the information that builds the foundation of my decisions. I have a mental list of cities I want to move to while the cities themselves stay constant the rankings are in constant flux. Here is a run down of the current list.
Scenery: I do love the Pacific Northwest. Nothing says home quite like mountains with snow caps. The evergreen trees are like natures safety blanket in my eyes. I love the sight of tall buildings and like having outdoor activities within a short commute.
Weather: I am already use to the rain, though I would not be happy about it. The mild temperatures are ideal.
Politics: Politically Seattle easily leans left, but does not produce bombastic liberals. The balance of Eastern Washington helps to somewhat stabilize the political governance.
Love Life: There is a healthy dose of gay men to find my mate, though the Mormon heritage is small within the gays.
Career: Education is stable and income is what is to be expected for a high school teaching postion.
Family & Friends: Seattle is somewhat situated between Spokane and Salem, the two concentrations of where my family lives. Easily accessible by car and even easier by plane or train. I do not know of any friends I have living in Seattle already, nor any that plan to move there.