We decided to move to keep our focus on our children's health and well being. We have 3 boys as you know and eventually those boys will be teenagers and young men. Teenagers need healthy interests and awesome friends and role models to get them through what can sometimes be a rough ride into adulthood.
The community we were in was all like us, young families and although this is great when the children are little we didn't think it would be good when the children were older. Life in the suburbs with thousands of bored teenagers didn't sound appealing.
Our quest to find a new home took us to the seaside for a sea change. We have found a suburb that has a village feel and a mixed demographic. Our new neighbors are retired and the children's new school is half the size of their old. Furthermore, their school overlooks the ocean and we are a mere 5 minute walk from the beach.
My husband can fish with the boys, my daughter and I can peruse the markets for good, local fresh food and together as a family we can spend greater quality time together ... mostly renovating at the moment ... the new house is a real fixer upper!!