I think -- and I'll know by the time many of you read this -- that we may have found a home, at least for now. It's a compromise (we'll have to store the dining room set, which makes me ... sad) but I think it's a good one.
The neighbourhood is awesome. We're a 10-minute walk from shopping; farmer's markets, groceries, and bookstores. Plus, BottleWorks... which is not necessarily a good thing, per se; that is one hell of a beer store.
It suffers from not being perfect; no houses really are. But, my heavens, the location is so good. It's even right beside an urban garden.