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Old 02-07-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Would you move somewhere where more is going on and get less house or move 15 minutes further out and get more house and land? Also, the area further out is more appealing in the way it looks.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I would say that all depends on what you are looking for. Some people are happy to go with a smaller home, and be right in the middle of the action. Others would prefer to have a larger house, and are willing to drive a bit further. Depends on how much you want to spend on gas. Fifteen miles or more can add up quickly when your going back and forth to work or the store etc.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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It depends on YOU. Me I'm more of a country boy and would rather have the land and a better house then be in the middle of the action say in a city. My sister in law has a great place, nice house a block from a major party town main street which is nice to visit but parking is on the street and her backyard is a spot of grass about 25x35 surrounded by neighbors. Not for me.
Where are you in your life as far as marriage, family etc.? Kids like space to play in. I don't think 15 miles is that far to go for work, shopping or fun. Think longer term but above all what do you want.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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That's my problem because I like both. During the week, I wouldn't need to drive the 15-40 minutes out because I would have work, stores and such there, It would most likely be on the weekends. Although, I'd just like to walk to those events if at all possible.

What to do, what to do. LOL
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Maybe check out some houses in both areas and see if something really appeals to you.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:52 AM
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I'm definitely a city person, but the idea of owning property a little further out sounds better to me.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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We're moving to Henderson, NV, that way we have both. Nothing but open desert behind us, but still 15 minutes from the Strip and downtown. Best of both worlds.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Over here
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I agree with Todd, it definitely depends on your situation as far as family, married, single, etc. When I was married we lived 30 minutes out of town to be able to afford a nice new home with land. We just stopped at the stores on our way home from work and never left the house after getting home. This was fine because we enjoyed our home and dogs, etc. Now that I'm single I could never live that far from the action, I moved into an apartment where the stores and bars are less than a block away and even if I don't leave or go to these places, I don't feel "alone" like I might out of town.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I am a child of the suburbs. I've always lived there. For us as parents, schools were important. For my parents, I guess housing costs were important. Now that we've relocated in retirement, safety was important, as well as lower maintenance costs in a house we would buy.

No one can answer this question for you. There are many factors to consider.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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A decision on moving should be based on whether you can afford to live somewhere with the wages they pay. If the answer is no then it's not a place to move to. All of that other stuff is much more trivial.
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