I agree with Noah, each neighborhood may hold different meanings for different people. Some may enjoy the peacefulness and privacy of a wooded area with large lots while others seek a sense of community with their neighbors. Then there those who are just interested in living in a decent place.... close to their jobs.
In the end, what makes a neighborhood or home the perfect place is that indefinable feeling you get when you find it.....you simply know it's home and where you want to live.
All the best!
Good luck Shannon