If you are in search of that perfect new home and there just so happens to be one located right by a family member, then this may be a perfect fit for your family. The information here will offer you information on some of the positive aspects you may be able to enjoy when you move into the same neighborhood as some of your family members.
Your children can play together much more often
If you both have children relatively close in age, then this can be great. The children will get to play together much more when they live very close to each other. If they are old enough, they can walk back and forth from one house to the other and you will know that they are at a house you can trust to watch them closely and report problems honestly to you. Generally, you will also know your family member will let you know if they are trying to get away with something at their house that they know you don't allow at your own home.
You can help one another easily
When you live in the same neighborhood as family, you can easily be there for one another without needing to travel a distance. For example, if someone in the household is ill and needs to go to the ER and the baby is asleep, you can go over and sit with the baby right away. Or, if you have a plumbing problem and you don't know how to shut off your main water, your family member can run right over and do it for you if they know how.
You can carpool with one another
When you live right by your family members it makes it easy for you to carpool when you have to go to the same places. This can save you on gas and it can give you more time to have fun visiting with one another. You can carpool when it comes to taking the kids to school, when you go grocery shopping or when you are all going to the same place in general. Also, instead of carpooling with one another, you can even take turns when it comes to going places for one another. This can give each of you a week to sleep in or just do other things you would rather do instead of constantly driving. It also gives each family's car a break from the constant wear and tear that regular running around can put on vehicles.