Have been wanting to get out of Chicago for sometime now and had a great job opportunity come up. We've lived here for almost 20 years, grew up in Northwest Indiana about 45 miles away from Chicago, so the Midwest has always been our home. Living near mountains has been a dream of mine since I started snowboarding in my teens. We have young children and think giving them more of an outdoorsy childhood will provide better experiences than my wife and I had growing up. After Covid, the need to live in or near a big city seems to be waning. The company I left and the company I've joined have both adopted work from home as their standard policy with option of "renting" a desk on a day to day basis in their main offices.