The amenities on offer should be high up on your list of priorities when evaluating different locations.
Exactly what you need and your preferences will likely depend on your lifestyle, but it’s worthwhile having a list of essentials and a list of nice-to-haves.
This could include being in walking distance of a supermarket or at least a couple of bars and restaurants.
If you have kids, you’ll likely be looking for plenty to do in the local area such as parks, green spaces for walks, and kids clubs or local sports teams. A gym close by or on your commute home from work, might also be important