It’s a powerful desire that draws us near our grandchildren. Having a long-distance relationship with them can be strenuous, especially when you’re wanting to enjoy these years and really put the time and effort into spending quality time with your grandkids. So could that be a deciding factor on where you retire?
In the past, most people lived, worked, and died in a smaller geographical area but today we’re spread out all over the country and even the world. According to a recent AARP study, 80% of the self-identified grandparents said that it’s important to live near their children and grandchildren. However, it can take a lot of courage and effort to start all over in a new town at this stage of their life. Moving can be expensive and you may or may not want to live in that town. So what are some things to consider when deciding if you should retire where your grandkids live?