A dream home is much more than a place to hang your hat, a functional floor plan, and interior and exterior qualities. It's about the community. Where do you want to raise your family? Determine what is important to you and look for those features in the neighborhood, city, and community. Watch the active areas, observe people and activities (yes, people watch) to see if this is what you want to be a part of for work & play. You may want to observe or interact here: parks, playgrounds, sports events, & local activities.Â A dream home is as much or sometimes more about location as it is about home design.