3 Factors to Consider when Moving with Children


When it comes to moving away, especially if you have children of school age, it can feel like a major upheaval. A lot of people move out of an area for a cheaper way of life, or because they need a bigger property. But whatever the reason is, there are a number of things to consider, especially if you are moving with children. I have shared 3 of the main impacts to consider:

You might have had the huge pressure to get your children into the school you wanted, and now if you're thinking about moving somewhere else, the whole stress of the situation may come flooding back. What if you moved to an area and the schools are full? Or the quality of education isn't to your standard?

Before you decide on an area, it's worth checking out the school league tables first, and having that help you with your decision. Of course it's not the be all and end all, but if you want your children to be at the school you think is best for them, it's worth researching first.

Finding the Right House for Everyone
Finding the right area to live in can result in a limited choice of houses to look at. Sites such as Redrow and providers of other new builds can help you to see what's on offer at the moment. It's far better to find the perfect house for everyone (not just in terms of amenities, but location as well) so that everyone in the family is happy.

It's also important to remember that it's not just about the right house for your needs right now, but in the future as your family grows too. Trust your instincts and find what will make you feel that tangible “at home” quality.

Is it Feasible to Start Again?
It's easier to start again when it's just you and your partner, but when you have children, you're taking them away from everything they know. Their education is important, but the relationships they've fostered over the years are just as important too. Issues such as catchment areas could mean that even if you move a little bit further out, your child may not be able to stay in their school. You've also got to consider travel costs when moving too - will you be able to afford travel costs if you move further away from work?

Of course sometimes the choice is out of your hands when it comes to moving. But whatever you do, make sure you consider all of the factors I've mentioned above. And good luck!

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