Well, we found a new place. After all of the run down places with peeling paint and dingy bathrooms we came to this:
A sunny, top floor unit on a tree-lined street. Close to the hustle and bustle but not so close that we can hear it.
I am already imagining where I'm going to put all of our furniture and what pictures will hang where. And what to do with that fugly light fixture in the dining room...