My wife wanted to be near some family. Some of her and my family are in California so even if we wanted to we could never afford to buy there, besides any family I have there would be impossible to live near. Luckily a brother of mine and his family live in North Carolina, they are good people. We moved an hour away from them and have been happy with our choice. I don't know how happy my brother and his family are that we arrived but we all seem to get along when we visit.