After three bids and three counter-offers and three properties we walked away from without much disappointment, we found a place we really liked, one it would have hurt to lose. It's been a long search, but last night they accepted our offer and now, barring catastrophe, we have a new home.
We met some of the neighbors when we looked at the house. They were very friendly and excited to see people who were interested in buying into the neighborhood. One cat told me, however, that we might want to stay inside at night. It'll be just like when I was living in Philly.