The Pros and Cons of Moving Closer to Family in Little Rock

Moving closer to familyBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Family is vital, and when you live with many miles between it's almost impossible to see one another frequently. While telephones and video calls have dimished that distance, it is never quite the same as being able to actually be with your loved ones. If you might be contemplating moving closer to your children, or to your grandchildren, you should carefully scrutinize every part of that resolution. While it is effortless to see only the upside, without truly considering the downside. And for every up there is a down, which is why it is a wise idea to compare and contrast what your future life might look like if you choose to make that move to Little Rock.

Pro: You Get More Family Time

Even active families can make time to grab coffee or see a weekend flick (socially distanced, of course), assuming they live relatively close together. It also means you won't miss holidays, birthdays, and other valuable events like recitals, plays, etc. that grandkids tend to have at times. That is a compelling reason for many older parents to try to close the gap between themselves, and the rest of their families.

Con: You Have Limited Options

If the rest of your family previously resides in a particular city, then you will be required to take that city as it is. That means you have restricted choices when it comes to budgets, locations, and other options that are usually available for you when considering relocating. Depending on your resources and your personal needs, you might not locate a new residence that gives you everything you need.

Pro: You Have a Support Network in Little Rock

Even if you are unaccustomed to your new location, you'll have a support system with your family. They can help assimilate you, show you around, and get you up-to-speed on what your new area has to offer. That's a big plus, particularly for seniors who may have issues asking for help, or starting a new social network in Little Rock from scratch.

Con: It Can Be Hard to Balance Everything

Just because you're a parent or a grandparent doesn't mean you don't have a life to live. You have interests and pastimes, and you may even still be working on your career. Just because your kids have grown up (and in some cases had kids of their own) doesn’t mean you don't have things to do, still. If you live close by your family, though, you might feel pressure to put that by the wayside so that you can be more involved with your loved ones.

Pro: New Opportunities

If the location you're moving to has things your current place of residence doesn't, then that can be a gigantic win for you. Whether it's more robust social services to help you with your needs, a more lively social scene, or just an economy where your money goes further than it does where you currently live. You need to meticulously gauge where you're relocating to, and try to find positive aspects of it that will allow you to enjoy yourself and fit in.

Con: The Cost

Even if you have a modest house of belongings, and you're moving a somewhat short distance, it's going to cost you time, money and effort to move. Make sure and budget to have a professional moving company in Little Rock assist with your relocation. Those costs must be calculated and their impact thought about before you decide to move. Because even if you can afford your final destination; you want to be closer to your family; and there are opportunities there, the cost of moving might be enough to keep you in place.

If you are ready to make the move closer to your children or grandchildren, A-1 Freeman Moving Group can be there for you every step of the way. We are a professional moving company in Little Rock and have many different service levels to fit every budget.

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