Here is the biggest perk to be living where we live. I get views like this every day - right outside my window. This is the view from my kitchen, living room & bedroom.
We don't have family around to babysit so my husband and I don't get to go out. It a definate downside to being here on our own like we are, but with views like this, after our son goes to bed, we can just go sit on our deck with a bottle of wine and we get an instant date.