Your kids are grown and when they moved away you dealt with the empty nest transition, perhaps struggling with the change somewhat, before settling into new routines, interests and relationships. You probably got pretty comfortable in your life after kids and then came the big news, a grandbaby is on the way! Suddenly you start to feel the pull to relocate to be close to your children and be a part of your grandchildren’s lives.
The flight to visit is so inconvenient, or maybe the two hour commute is causing you to feel like your living in your car. Regardless of the mode of transportation, the distance feels too great.
You’re not alone. Many people choose to move to be closer to their family and, we have to admit, the benefits can be pretty convincing when you consider that moving near family allows you to:
- Bond with your grandchildren as they grow up
- Reconnect with your children
- Help your children balance the demands of careers and childcare
- Have support nearby as you age
Concerns about moving to be near grandchildren
Most people do face some doubt as to whether or not to move to be near children and grandchildren. Some common concerns include:
- Will you find a neighborhood you like?
- What activities will be available to you?
- Your adult children have their own commitments and social networks, will you be intruding?
- How much time will you actually be spending with family?
How Chesdin Landing can help families connect
Chesdin Landing is an ideal place to live when you have family in Richmond. It’s just a short drive to downtown and the surrounding areas. Your kids and grandkids will love taking advantage of the 3,100 acre lake that allows you to boat, water ski, sail, swim and fish! You’ll also be able to bond over sports at the tennis, basketball and volleyball courts or go for a long walk on our miles of trails. Your children may be excited to play a few rounds on our championship golf course. If all that activity wears you out, you can make an appointment with Chesdin Landing’s massage therapist.