Author Topic: Should I move house?  (Read 2573 times)

nairnejay

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Should I move house?
« on: July 05, 2015, 09:29:22 PM »
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Zamboni

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Re: Should I move house?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 11:39:48 PM »
I am in the same situation because of some weird school redistricting that sent my children to middle school far away (and via a toll road, to add insult). We picked a place walking distance to the elementary and not far from the nearest middle school, but they redrew lines and sent children in our neighborhood to a much farther away middle school. I briefly considered moving, but it is in the opposite direction from my work and it would end up costing me in housing, gas, and road tolls to work since I don't pay gas for the school bus.

In your situation, moving sounds reasonable. Could you move part way there and reduce the commute to work, shorten the bus ride, and still not be quite in the city?

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Re: Should I move house?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2015, 08:10:54 AM »
Children should not spend 3 hours a day commuting. Plus living so far from school means that they will also be very far from most classmates, making friendships and playdates more difficult. Plus being so far from the school will make it much more difficult for you to volunteer in the classroom or drop off forgotten lunches etc.
I think the small Increase in rent is worth the big improvement in quality of life.

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Re: Should I move house?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2015, 10:03:45 AM »
^After spending 6 years right next to my children's school and now 1 year with them taking the bus a long way, I can second this sentiment. Closer is definitely much better for everyone.

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Re: Should I move house?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 10:10:13 AM »
Children should not spend 3 hours a day commuting. Plus living so far from school means that they will also be very far from most classmates, making friendships and playdates more difficult. Plus being so far from the school will make it much more difficult for you to volunteer in the classroom or drop off forgotten lunches etc.
I think the small Increase in rent is worth the big improvement in quality of life.

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