I am close to the ouch distance. about 20 one way. But I have to take my kid to day care also. 21,000 miles on the car since I bought it, and it hasn't been one year yet. In the summer months. Only way to move closer would be to move to the hood.
time is more important than money but there has to be some limit to it.
I agree. One must always consider their own economic utility for time vs. income and expense, but some things you simply can't put a dollar figure on.
I would gladly trade my 10 minute commute for one 2-3 times as long if it meant I had a good farmable homestead for my family and could get away from my neighbors who are noisy, park on their lawns, have too many cats, leave their dog out to bark half the night, etc . . . But with my wife having to drive 3 kids to 3 different schools at 3 different times (how she gets ANYTHING done, I don't know), moving further out would significantly impose on the time savings convenience we have by living closer to the schools.
I'm currently trying to decide on a new place to live once I sell my house. Because I'm retired and don't have any family I need to stay near, there are an awful lot of parameters to consider. Kids must make that decision even harder!
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