Just bumping this as wondering if you moved hippychick! We are considering moving across later this year (DH currently interviewing for a job). We'd be looking to live in Ryde, this is because we need somewhere with a little more life and good mainland links. West wight is lovely. I grew up on the island - but across in the east (Seaview), my parents moved when I was six, my brother four and my youngest brother was born on the island (the only islander of us all!). We loved growing up there, I've lived off the island for over 10 years now but once I had my daughter started feeling like it was time to return. My parents are still there.