<p>I have lived in my neighborhood for 27 years. This isn't Utopia, but we have a handful of close neighbors who are living in their own homes in their 90's. All of them, have children/grandchildren who help either occasionally or regularly.</p>
<p>I would love to be able to stay in my own house- ( but H has put the kibbosh on planning to make the detached garage , a MIL unit)- even though since I think it would be much cheaper than " asst living type care.</p>
<p>But with " only" two kids- and neither one has any interest in even staying in our state - my prospects are slim. </p>
<p>However, since smaller families have become much more common in the past 30 years, & because the world is small- many adult children won't live anywhere near their parents.</p>
<p>Shared living- co-op housing is also getting much more common, some neighbors who moved to Davis Calif, after the Seattle School district proved intractable, report that their shared community has been great for their kids- even the little one who is in a wheelchair is outside playing all the time.
<p>OMG- I just looked up the house on Zillow where I grew up ( my mom sold it in 1995, when she decided to move to something smaller) They completely gutted it a few years ago it looks like- or might as well have & thrashed the native landscaping my dad had put in as well. It is very "modern" yuck- yuck- yuck.</p>
<p>Do not recommend.
I am just having a traumatic day.</p>
<p>( oh well maybe one of my sisters 5 kids will need a live in auntie in my old age ;)<br>
oh wait- ... I don't think I could be part of a Mormon household- I like my coffee & how do I cook without wine?)</p>
<p>Now my grandmothers house- in Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle is still pretty close to how she had it except the yard doesn't look as nice- but still Magnolia ;) I didn't buy it when I had a chance because I knew I was not gonna trim the lawn with the required manicure scissors</p>
<p>So where are you going to be living in 10/20 years?</p>