I realized something. My parents live in a big dense city and have a lake home. My in-laws have an acreage. Both sets of parents are moving into townhouses in the next year. So, as a family we're losing free and unlimited access to a lake home, a place to stay in a big city, and an acreage. I think part of my anxiety with looking at neighborhoods is because we had every option available to us through our parents. We could enjoy the city, the lake, and go four-wheeling anytime we wanted to. We were so lucky. Once they sell all their land we'll have nothing left except to a suburban home on a cul-de-sac. I'm sad all of those options are going away and I don't want to feel trapped.