(Closed) How close do you live to your in-laws?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 17
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

We’re an hour from his family and a half hour from mine.

Our house is about 1800 square feet and we bought it three years before we got married. We intend to stay here for as long as possible because we love our area and our house.

Post # 18
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@otto2008:  Our first home is 1300 sq feet + 1000 sq foot (awesome basement that we use), so 2300 square feet. I think it is too big for us, but when we add a kidlet then it should work fine.

We live a 15 minute drive from my mom, 10 minutes or less from his dad and brothers. 5 minutes from his cousin who we see all the time. I actually love being so close to his family in particular. His dad is a kind hearted and nice man who invites us for supper every Sunday, is an excellent cook and appreciates my different craft beers that I always bring. I genuinely enjoy seeing his family for supper every week. Plus, nobody ever drops in without calling.

Post # 19
557 posts
Busy bee

I moved into his house with him. It is on the family farm land. His dad’s brother is across the street, his parents are a quarter mile down the road, his mom’s two sisters are both within half a mile and his dad’s sister is around the corner. 

I love being so close to his family. They are amazing people. It also helps that I consider them my family because my family is a little over an hour away. My parents love that I have his parents so close too.

Post # 20
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I must say, I love having a city to myself, and I love the fact that I made it here and made my own contacts, etc (I come from a hometown where everyone knows me for my dad).  But seeing how close everyone lives to their families makes me a bit jealous.  wedding planning is so much easier when you have nearby family.  Starting a family without my mom and dad nearby (or his!) will be very difficult.


Post # 21
4008 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We aren’t married yet, but my SO just bought his first house, and its around 2300 sq ft. It is 40 minutes from both of our parents’ houses. 

Post # 22
2492 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

DH’s parents live about a 5 min. car ride away from us. They’re kind of in the middle of our city, whereas we’re more on the South end.

Post # 23
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

we are about 3-4 hours drive form his parents, 2 planes and a 15-16 hour journey from mine (mexico to uk)

our house is about 2300 square feet…we just bought it and get the keys on wednesday!!

Post # 24
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My inlaws live about a 3 minute drive from us…I really like it. They are very nice, and respectful of our privacy. We take our dog to their house everyday before work so that she doesn’t have to be alone all day.

I think based on what you are saying, my biggest concern would be more about the school district not being very good. It seems like the trash and water issue wouldn’t be very hard to overcome.

Our current house, which is our first home, is 1560 sq ft. 3bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. It’s a good size for us right now and probably will be okay once we have 1 child. We’ll probably move if/when we have 2 kids though.

Post # 25
3067 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@otto2008:  we live literally 2 blocks from his parents. We are about 25 minutes from mine. He bought the house a couple years before we met. We wil be staying here until our kids are school age ( thinking about 5-6 more years) then we will move to a nicer area. ( our neighborhood is fine, but the schools are not. If we stayed here our kids would def be going to private school)

Living near his parents is nice, they help us a lot with our dog and our pool. His parents have a 4 yr old dog and ours is 2.5 so they play together all the time.

 We also hope that when we have babies his mom will be able to help us a little with childcare as I will be going back to work…

Post # 26
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@otto2008:  we live 10 minutes from DH’s parents and 2 hours from mine. 

Post # 28
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We live in San Francisco, his parents are in Los Angeles, and my parents are in New Hampshire. I don’t know exactly how big our place is (we rent) but I am guessing 800-1000 square feet – it’s a very small two-bedroom. When we are ready to reproduce, unless we are magically in a position to buy in San Francisco (unlikely!) most likely we’ll go south, probably to San Diego. It will be difficult to remain so far from my parents, and I am expecting some hurt feelings over us choosing SoCal over New England, but we have no interest in staying where we are if it means decamping to the Peninsula or Silicon Valley, and the climate of the Northeast leaves a lot to be desired from our perspective. However, I hope to be able to buy a house with enough bedrooms to keep one as a guestroom so that when my parents reture they can come stay as long as they like.

Post # 29
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

too f’in close.  can’t wait to move the hell out of here so we are couple thousand miles away from them! 🙂

Post # 30
10 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

We live on the same street of both our parents. Sounds a little Everybody Loves Raymond but it works. We are a little guilted into seeing them but we are close to our parents. Set up boundaries and ALWAYS Have your partners back. 

Post # 31
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@otto2008:  his parents live like 5 mins away, my mom lives +8 hours away.

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