When thinking about re-locating, where one chooses to lay one's hat often involves the long and painful process of research, checking the internet, more research and then some more checking of the internet before even starting to look at property.
Everyone has their "list" of things they want and don't want and most people have a pretty clear view of where they think they are going to end up.
When I moved to France I had a pretty comprehensive list of “needs/wants” and “don’t need/wants” in terms of house, style, location etc.
I had romantic visions of sitting outside under a sunshade drinking rosé wine and eating the local cheese while admiring breath-taking mountain views.
One thing that would likely put a wrench in the dream works was that we had to make a living and so compromise was probably going to be necessary.