I know nothing about the area you are moving to, but I can tell you what I have experienced recently. My husband and I are relocating to Florida this summer. We went in December to "just look". At that same time I decided I wanted to take a look at the hospitals. I first went online to www.yellowpages.com
and looked up hospitals in the area we were moving to. I then went to webpages to learn what I could about the hospitals and get numbers for nursing recruiters/HR. I called and talked to the nurse recruiters and told them when I'd be in town and set up a tour of their facility at that time. I went with my list of questions about all the things that were important to me in finding a new job. I spent about 2 hours at each hospital I visited. I found the perfect fit for me by doing this.
As for the housing, in the time I wasn't interviewing/touring at hospitals my husband and I found a great real estate agent who helped us find what we were looking for. But before we went out with him, he and I just drove all around to different subdivisions to get a feel for what areas we liked and what we could afford. Again, we found the perfect lot in the perfect subdivision. The only downside was we didn't have enough time to research the schools in that area and after we put a contract on the lot/house, we found out the schools weren't that great. Although that was a big bummer, I think the other things we will gain from this move are much more valuable than the added expense of private school for our children. It's a small price for us to pay to get all the other things we will gain from this move.
I wish you and your husband luck in your new move.