Hi all, After a big deliberation, I have come to you all! I live in Midwest and ever since I came here, I always wanted to move out of this place but DH was a non IT guy and he was stuck here for last 15 years due to his field/GC and finally he got a remote opportunity to move elsewhere in US. The only downside is housing market is way too high at present with high interest which makes me think otherwise. The main reason for me to move out is to find the right set of friends group and to escape the weather. We are narrowing down on the places below and please suggest is this a right move. We will also end up spending most of our salary and left with no savings. Irvine, LA ( high cost of living but I always wanted to move here) , Naperville Chicago ( high property tax, harsh winter) , North Carolina ( not many houses available now). I love my house I live in right now, kids have a good set of friends (Americans) around the neighborhood and we can save if we stay put! But this place is not an happening place and being a foodie we don’t have many options around , my kids are the only Indian kids at school ( they are still in elementary but I am worried if its better to be around diverse crowd during middle and high school) and people don’t stay here longer - usually we get to meet nice people, become good friends, have get togethers/potluck and they leave in a year or two! I have to start all over again with new set of people and am tired of this process! To overcome my loneliness, we take many exotic trips outside US just to explore places and food which we might have to cut if we choose to buy home in LA. I don’t know if I have to be practical which means being where I am and be ok with my lifestyle or should I have to follow what my heart says - I have resumed my career after 5 years break and landed in a good job but I don’t want to have big commitments based on my income since I usually take a career break whenever I want to meet the family needs! Please please help me out and I truly trust all your opinions.