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Vivienne, I wish you all the luck in the world, and if I may a word of caution. How certain are you that your daughter and SIL will stay in that house? Jobs change, transfers happen, people move. And frankly, divorces happen. Your moving closer could put some pressure on these kids. Make sure you all are on the same page before you move to be near them and then they move away.

If you really love your current home, maybe give moving a year or two to see what happens.

Wow. I couldn't agree more. We moved from Brooklyn to MA a year ago. We live very close to my daughter and 2 grandkids. It has been such a delight living so close to them as the grandkids have finally gotten to know Grandma and Grandpa and they actually like us!!!
Just the other day my daughter told me that they might need a bigger house. I was crushed. We have gotten used to not only having them over once a week for a "playdate" with Grandma and Grandpa but routinely bumping into them on the street or in the supermarket. I can see their house from our driveway!
We would have moved here anyway but the thought that things might and will change in the near future was very upsetting to me. We love where we live and we are surrounded by others who are about the same age. We will not move again.
Young people have their own lives to live and we cannot forget that. They might move because of a job loss or maybe a better job in another state for that matter.
If it takes an hour and fifteen minutes to move 8 miles, I'd surely think twice about it.
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