My hubby owned a townhouse before I met him so when I moved in with him, I didn't have a choice about where we lived. It was ok, but I wasn't ever excited about it.
Since then we've moved to a bigger house, and this time I got to help pick the location. It's only 20 minutes away from our old place, but it's completely different. There's always something going on, and it's very artsy fartsy.
Recently we went to paint fence pickets (anyway you want, not just boring white) for a fundraiser for an arts and music center that they'll put in front of the center. The man asked me why I moved to this area.... and I said because I get to do fun things like paint fences! Where else can you do that?
Do you love where you live?