My husband works as a government contractor and while we maintain a small home in Minnesota, most of our time is spent living for six months to a year or more out-of-state as my husband oversees government building jobs. Our most recent destination was Boston, MA and I was tasked with finding an apartment for rent in Revere MA which is just outside the city of Boston. I prefer to be close to a big city, but am a bit more accustomed to suburban type living myself.
I work online so location is generally not an issue for me as long as I have access to the Internet, I am able to work, but I do always hope to find a nice place to live wherever my husband happens to be sent. I'm not terribly picky, but do enjoy certain little luxuries that make any place we stay more comfortable and convenient. Proximity to grocery and convenience stores, a nearby coffee shop and gas station all make life perfect for me. My husband enjoys a space where we have great views and can utilize some outdoor space as well.
I have to say, Revere, MA has been one of my favorite places we have lived so far. We found a wonderful apartment with amenities that rivaled those of places we have stayed and paid twice as much in rent. The neighborhood where we lived was beautiful and we could see the ocean from our apartment. I loved the town, and everywhere I went, I met super friendly people who were willing to give tips and suggestions for great places to eat and historic sites to see. My husband enjoyed the easy commute to Boston where he was working and we spent a lot of time exploring there too. I don't feel this way about too many places we have lived, but Revere is definitely one place I would like to return to if the opportunity arose.