I have a couple of criteria by which I score the place that I'm living. Having been all over the planet and figured out what I like and don't like, I can boil it down to two things: 1). Do Paper Birch, Betula papyrifera, grow there? 2). Can I see the Aurora Borealis pretty often? If these two criteria are met, I'll be pretty happy with where I'm living. Unfortunately, Mrs. Steerforth will spend six months or more out of the year with her teeth chattering, looking like she might expire at any moment if those criteria are met, so I've had to compromise. But there's big trout in the White River, so I'm fine about it, and I'm glad she's happy, though I do miss the frozen north at times. We travel when I get to missing it too much. So what are your criteria? It could be anything. I would imagine that, "salt water" and "at least nine months of consistent sunshine" or something like that would be popular. What are yours?