We went back today to more carefully check out the surrounding area. While it still isn’t as nice as where we are now, we are confident that if everything works out, this will be somewhere good for us. It’s only 20 minutes from where we live now.
Even if we stay there for 5 years, we can be out and into something better in our early 30's.
There isn’t anything we can afford to move into here and we can’t stay where we are (outgrown it and trouble on the tracks in terms of work needed in the complex).
The place we offered on has parking for 4 vehicles including a side by side garage vs. our carport/driveway split for 2. A backyard where we have nothing and inside is HUGE compared to what we have now and much nicer.
I’m further from work, but typically work from home. Further from family, as we currently live within walking distance of both our parents, that was always going to happen.
Further from local green space, but closer to mountains and large parks. Driving roads are not bad in the area either.
I honestly am most excited about the garage space. Having any enclosed car storage has been a dream of mine forever.’
The move is probably a good one overall. I can hear the squirrels inside the wall next to me here as I write this.