@debbraw The only downside I see is leaving this bucolic New England coastal town. But after 9 years here, it's really taken a toll. We've considered staying in town but the only neighborhood we love is the historic district which is chock full of very old, charming houses with *lots* of stairs, many very narrow and very steep. Not at all sustainable.
We are looking, though! We have several options near dh's office, the most intriguing of which is a gorgeous loft space in a re-purposed mill. It would be a huge transition but a great one in many ways.