Oh, the joyous ripples of reunion post-pandemic! 🌈 Remember the days when grandparents had to send virtual hugs and kisses to their grandkids due to health concerns? Those days are behind us! And now? Grandparents are on the move, literally, bridging the miles to make up for that lost cuddle time.
The Great Grandparent Migration! 🌍
Did you know? Recent stats from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) highlight that folks between 55 and 74 are journeying more than a whopping 100 miles to set up their new nests (take a peek at the graph below):
With the average age of U.S. grandparents being around 67, it’s a delightful hint that many of those hopping across states could be our dear grandparents. But why this grand move?
Peep into another revealing stat from NAR: The numero uno reason for moving? To be with the family (spot this on the graph below):
So, connecting the dots, it’s crystal clear that grandparents are donning their superhero capes, flying closer to their grandkids, and ensuring those treasured moments are lived to the fullest! 🎈 After the solitude of the pandemic, isn’t this the sunbeam we all needed?
Every grandparent knows that their grandkids are their treasure chests. And for that treasure, some are even selling their homes and moving. Vance Cariaga, a savvy journalist at Go Bank Rates, captures it brilliantly:
“The magic of grandkids? It’s undeniable! Their pull is so strong that many baby boomers are exploring new horizons just to be closer to these little bundles of joy.”
Wrapping it Up with a Bow 🎁
To put it in a nutshell: grandparents are hopping, skipping, and jumping to be with their grandkids. If this resonates with your heart, perhaps it’s your cue! Whenever you’re ready to leap closer to your beloveds, give me a shout. Let’s make it happen together! 🌟🏡👨👩👧👦