Is Retiring Where Your Grandchildren Live a Good Move?

The lure of the long-distance grandchild: it’s a powerful draw that plays into the retirement living decisions of many seniors. But should it be the deciding factor in where you choose to retire?

In previous generations, people often lived and died within a fairly small geographic area. Relatives lived near one another in almost a communal set-up where food was raised and prepared, children were attended to and taught, and the elderly were cared for by members of the extended family.