Moving to Scandinavia
My family moved from Berkeley to Copenhagen two years ago, and it's been a wonderful move for us! The quality of life is very high. It is quite difficult to get residency, though, so you will need to look deeply into that. I recommend joining the Facebook group "Americans in Denmark" where many of your questions can be answered. I also recommend keeping a US bank account open. You don't need health insurance in Denmark; socialized healthcare is free :) The standards for getting residency are high, though, so I would start there. Good luck!