Within the past 6 months or so, Brian and I (mainly me) have been thinking of moving. After the big housing boom of 2004/2005 in the Phoenix Metro area, we realized that we are priced out of the housing market. A home here now costs an average of $250K, twice as much as it did back when I moved here in 2003. The Phoenix area is also growing so fast that it's becoming a huge megalopolis similar to Chicago and L.A. Too much for me. Too scary for me (with more people it just means more crime).
So Brian and I have been thinking of places to move to. I still want to live in a city because of what a city has to offer, but not too big. We thought about Nashville. Too "country" for me. Besides I probably would be the only brown person there. Denver? Too cold. After spending sometime researching and reading a Money Magazine article of the best/cheapest markets for homes, Dallas/Ft. Worth seems to be the winner. It's big, yes, but not too big and it's definitely spread out. Houses? About $120K for a moderate home, $200K for a lake view home. All with at least a 1/4 acre and a two car garage. Not too mention that DFW has a fabu gay culture.
This is all in the preliminary stages. We probably won't move any time soon, especially since I want to add several more years under my professional career belt that will look kick ass on my resume. Also, Brian just moved here not even a year ago. I would feel bad to uproot him so soon. But we seem to be in agreement that this is what we want. We shall see.