The big, huge thing that azaleas have to have, is excellent drainage, and acid soil, and regular water. Former forest, especially pine forest, is great for them. Too much sun can be a problem, particularly if the soil is less than ideal. But, there's many other pretty plants, too. How about a picture of the spot? We'll be happy to make recommendations, and I'll do my best to be sure it's good for the gardener, too.