Let's say you didn't win the lottery, you just get to put your dream home anywhere you want but you would keep working the same jobs.

I would want my dream home to be closer to where we both work. It would be nice to be able to ride bikes to work, but our area doesn't have many biking paths to allow us to do that. So, I would say I would like our dream home to be somewhere between Raleigh and Chapel Hill - but not in Durham. It would be in an area with really good schools that don't have gang problems (like the school district we're in).