How Close Is Too Close?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with PrimeSouth Properties

How close should you live to your parents? 


or more importantly...


How close should your parents live to you?  


I am seriously interested in hearing your comments.  I have no real experience in this matter because after I finished school, I took off and never looked back courtesy of the USAF,  I feel a little bad in that I was gone from my neighborhood, but I do recognize that my travels were something that I would not pass up today.  

My daughter, the one with children, lives very close to her sister.  They have developed a close relationship and that makes it easier raising the three small ones.  

15-45 minutes away is an interesting figure.  I don't not believe it but I do acknowledge that job and career requirements do dictate where a child would live.  The dictates of job, work, career requirements have a bigger impact on the decision to live somewhere than being close to family and schoolhood friends.  In my opinion.  


What are your thoughts?






Most adults prefer a buffer zone between their house and their parents. What do you think? How close do your parents live? #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #nottooclose #listreports #realestate #realestateagent


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  1. Joe Jackson 08/11/2020 06:00 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well in our family every member moved far away fast, daughter in SA, sister in NY and me in Florida. All started in Ohio.

Aug 11, 2020 04:49 AM #1
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Well, I would love it if my adult children were all within a half hour or so. Based on feedback I've received from them, I think they would like that also. So that's my answer and I'm sticking to it.

Aug 11, 2020 05:09 AM #2
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

More and more families are seeing a need to live close to their kids / parents.  We have some in Florida, and that is a ways from Denver where we are.  Very difficult to assist one another in the arrangement.

Aug 11, 2020 06:10 AM #3
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