I lived about 1 mile away from my father in a mid-sized city. Last year he decided to move 1200 miles away to be near his grandkids, my brothers kids, my nieces and nephews. My brother used to live in our city but was transferred years ago. He is an executive with a large company and makes probably 300+K. I have a small business,, make far less, in some years like last barely made anything. My father is pushing me to move to be near him.
The issue is complex - my brother has been transferred all over the world 5 times in the last 15 years. If I move and then my brother moves again I am in a place I definitely do not want to be. It's hot and humid there for months on end! My father says my brother's his wife told him they will not move again. I believe this is true but I guess you never know in todays economy? Plus I have a nice place where I am. The rents are lower where I live and get a lot more. My father is now 80 years old and I want to be near him at this time but I just don't know. What would you do?