Roots are definitely something I struggle with living in the city. So — If you have a good support network in NYC for you and your family, it would make this special place even more livable :) I’ve actually taken a bit of a hiatus after 1.8 years since I wrote this to come spend a few months time back in Colorado where I’m from. I’ve got to say, it is quite replenishing to finally have a family & friends network that is close by.. I know moving is not the answer to my mental problems, but its helped me re-calibrate what I find to be important.
Good luck to you and your kids —Theres no such thing as the wrong choice, just the next choice!