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IMHO you're limited in your options because of the ties you've got to the geographical location you are in and I must say sadly there are soo may better opportunities for you out there in other states/regions (if you're in CT perhaps you may want to consider a state further South along the I-95 corridor which are and will be experiencing great price appreciation due to demand, family formation, Baby Boomer retirement/migration and milder climate).

My brother is going to relocate to AZ from greater NYC area, even though all of our family is there; my wife and I will relocate in the next few years to either NC or FL, all in the pursuit of providing a better life for our family (there is much research data out there spelling it all out over the long term and what the impact of future demographics, supply and demand, new family formation and availability of entitled land will be on all of us).

I believe that most families with young children concerned with relocating out of state do thier homework and look at all factors relating to the new community including education, safety, jobs, etc. and ultimately some do chose to take that step forward and others mey feel the familiy ties/proximity as the final tiebreaker when deciding.

IMHO my first and foremost responsibility is with my wife and kids and I do always consider what's best for us as a family; leaving such decisions to other more distant family members/emotions may not properly reflect or lead to a well reasoned decision.
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