As I mentioned previously, I've been looking at where I wish to settle for a while. At the top of my list is Indianapolis, IN. It's not too far from my family, has a respectable population, contains everything I would want out of a city, doesn't have too many people, and is in the right environment for me.
This week, I'm on vacation, though I did have a quick phone meeting with my new boss. We were discussing my role with the next phase of the big project we're working on. I was offered what amounts to a lead developer role, in deed and possibly in name. The details should get pounded out my next week. As this is the direction I want my career to move in, I'm opting to stick around a bit longer and wait another year to move.
I'm also contemplating moving right now to where most of my coworkers would be located, which has a far lower cost of living that what I currently have. This would let me save up even more money sooner for a house. Another option is to go with my second choice of cities, Philadelphia, which I could do through my current job, making the move much easier. The downside is that Philly is far bigger than I would want, it would be a bit too far from my family, and the move would cost a fair bit. On the bright side, Philly has a LOT going on and is located relatively near DC and New York.
But Indianapolis still sounds better. I think I'm going to try to transfer closer to my coworkers.