I've come to the conclusion that I need to live near a large body of water, without the lake effect. The hills and woods and serene Tudor-style architecture made me realize that the urban campus is quite ugly by comparison. Quiet walks in a forest make me feel very purr... Dan Gibson's Forest Cello comes to mind. So does gorgeous lake scenery viewed from a few stories up, or an overhang, or on top of a grassy amphitheater... although I'm a bit more of an ocean person. Which means being landlocked is an absolute no-no.
At the same time, I need to have (1) high-speed internet (2) access to artistic media, and (3) movies.